Everyone suddenly burst out singing; And I was filled with such delight As prisoned birds must find in freedom, Winging wildly across the white Orchards and dark-green fields; on – on – and out of sight. Everyone’s voice was suddenly lifted; And beauty came like the setting sun: My heart was shaken with tears; and […]
I’ve just started John Keegan’s The First World War, on a topic of which I know little other than the abbreviated, over-simplified summary found in my high school textbook. The chapter on Schlieffen’s Plan brings to mind a question. What if Alfred von Schlieffen had read One Hundred Hungry Ants while working on his plan?