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Articles Tagged 'Boer War'

Sir Winston Churchill in 1929 (Pic: Fox Photos/Getty Images)

10 Things You May Not Know About Sir Winston Churchill

January 24 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill, undoubtedly one of the giants of 20th century world politics and an enormously popular figure in Britain. Thanks to an eventful life played out during some of the most unsettled years in world history, his is a reputation that is not without […]

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Why Do the Brits Call the U.K. ‘Blighty’?

Homesickness can do funny things to people. It can create fierce patriotism where once there was just allegiance; it can create an idealized society in the mind, one in which no one is ever cruel or selfish or rude because that’s the society the homesick person wishes to return to; and it can distort language, so […]