Author Archives: cahagerman
Apologies for yesterday’s silence. I was on my chinstrap by the time we finished our awards last night. I’m very nearly as tired tonight after a lot of driving and a lot more walking in Gay Paris. But back to … Continue reading
On the road at 9:00 today, heading Northeast. First stop, the Brooding Canadian in St. Juliaan, where we had a nice view over the ground where the Germans made history’s first attack with asphyxiating gas on April 22 1915. Then … Continue reading
“Walter Allward Sculptor and Architect” and genius.
Student bowled over by Lochnagar Crater
I’m a Great War Geek. That’s no big deal; we’re a dime a dozen in the interwebs. And it’s the kind of thing people expect and tolerate from historians – even if they don’t quite understand it. So of course … Continue reading
A harrowing portrait of human devastation by Otto Dix. One of a series of fifty ‘sketches’ on display at the Historial de la Grande Guerre in Peronne. Dix did intimate horror like none of his contemporaries.