The sinking of the Lusitania

Radio NZ | 11 May 2015 Dead Wake – the other Titanic Originally aired on Afternoons, Monday 11 May 2015 One-hundred years ago last week, May 7th 1915, a German U-Boat fired a torpedo into the passenger ship RMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland killing 1200 of the 2000 people on board. It’s the…

Gallipoli: a Turkish perspective

RNZ | 26 April 2015 Originally aired on Sunday Morning, Sunday 26 April 2015 Nejat Kavvas has lived in New Zealand for close to 40-years and is a former Turkish honorary consul to this country. He says a century on the Gallipoli campaign has brought the two countries closer together but that the Turkish view…

Suppose They Gave a War and No One Came?

Stuart Jeanne Bramhall | VT | 15 Dec 2014 The 1914 Christmas Truce 2014 year marks the 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War I. On December 25, 1914, two-thirds of the Western Front (roughly 100,000 British and German troops) spontaneously exited their trenches to exchange chocolate, cigarettes, brandy rum and souvenirs. They…

War and the Modern State

by T. Hunt Tooley | Mises.org | November 24, 2014 Central banks finance war, which leads to assault on freedoms A surprising range of news and opinion outlets have memorialized a string of anniversaries related to the Great War over the last few months: the assassination of the Archduke, the July Crisis, the start of…

No Glory: The Real History Of World War 1

No Glory in War | 11 April 2014 Historian Neil Faulkner on the First World War and how political leaders like David Cameron and Michael Gove are trying to rehabillitate as a “just and noble” cause, with the intention of justifying today’s wars. For more information about the No Glory in War campaign, go to…