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History (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Bailey's "Forgotten Voices of D-Day" (John Heelan, UK, 06/10/19 10:22 pm) We have discussed the value of oral history recently. I have just discovered a book Forgotten Voices of D-Day:  A Powerful New History of the Normandy Landings in the Words of Those w ...
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D-Day 75 Years Later (John Heelan, UK, 06/06/19 12:18 am) Some memories of D-Day (June 6th, 1944). As I was only 7 years old at the time I did not witness the build-up of invasion shipping that happened just miles away across the Solent in Portsmouth, one o ...
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Town to Send Normandy Veteran to D-Day Ceremony (Edward Jajko, USA, 05/17/19 3:57 am) This was front-page news in the San Jose Mercury News on May 16. Note the relevance of this story to a recent discussion on WAIS. Martinez WWII veteran to return to France for D-Day ce ...
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UK (United Kingdom) (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Boris Johnson as PM and Brexit (Timothy Ashby, Spain, 06/25/19 4:55 am) Despite Boris Johnson's domestic spats--the most recent apparently caused by his spilling red wine on his current lover's sofa--he seems on track to win the Conservative Party's leadership ...
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PM May Resigns (John Heelan, UK, 05/24/19 7:42 am) The Prime Minister has resigned after being stabbed in the back by those who promised to support her. Had she had the steel of Maggie Thatcher, things might have worked out differently. There ...
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A Second Brexit Referendum? (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/21/19 2:19 pm) This news has just arrived: a possible second referendum on Brexit! I am very sorry; I never expected that the Britons could become the laughing stock of the world. JE comments:&nbs ...
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Turkey (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Imamoglu Wins Istanbul Mayoral Election (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 06/24/19 6:56 am) The much-anticipated but unexpectedly strong reelection of Ekrem İmamoğlu to the Istanbul metropolitan mayoral seat most probably will be remembered in years ahead as a turning point in the ...
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Was Jamal Khashoggi Murdered in Saudi Consulate? (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 10/11/18 7:09 am) It appears that an unprecedented diplomatic crisis is brewing between Turkey and Saudi Arabia. If allegations that Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside his country's consulat ...
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On the Erdogan Roller Coaster (Yusuf Kanli, Turkey, 08/12/18 5:07 am) No comment needed... JE comments:  But Yusuf, commenting is m ...
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Spain (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Paul Preston in "The Guardian" (Patrick Mears, Germany, 06/06/19 3:00 am) You might know about this already: Paul Preston was quoted in The Guardian online. Read more
Spain's Elections of April 28th: PSOE Victorious (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 04/30/19 6:38 am) On Sunday April 28, General Elections were held in Spain. There were few surprises and a very high voter participation of 75.75%. Preliminary polls had predicted a clear victory for PSOE, the s ...
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Jerome Mintz, Casas Viejas, and an Infographic (Enrique Torner, USA, 03/17/19 4:57 am) About a week ago, I received an email from a high school history teacher in Benalup, Cádiz, who, in collaboration with different local entities, had published the Spanish translation of a book ...
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Ireland (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Patrick and Edward Mears's "Irish Recruits in the British Armed Forces" (John Eipper, USA, 06/23/19 2:07 pm) WAISworld's father-son scholarship team, Pat and Eddie Mears, have written an extremely informative monograph on Irish soldiers in the British military during the period 1800-1923. We've uploa ...
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Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee and the "New IRA" (John Heelan, UK, 04/20/19 2:16 pm) The murder of the 29-year-old journalist, Lyra McKee, marks the end of the Good Friday Peace Agreement of 21 years ago. Not only does the murder ("accidental" of course) raise the sp ...
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Dublin Report: Irish Family History Centre (Patrick Mears, Germany, 07/09/18 2:00 pm) Based on the high degree of interest expressed by WAISers about genealogy as evidenced by a flurry of recent posts, I thought I would pass on some recent discoveries and refinements that resulted from ...
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Middle East (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Balfour Declaration: 2 November 1917 (Edward Jajko, USA, 11/03/17 5:45 am) Problems with my computer kept me from acknowledging yesterday that November 2 was the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. The declaration of British government policy came in the f ...
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Qatar Diplomatic Crisis (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 06/15/17 5:31 am) Lately the news has been dominated, but not the WAIS Forum, by the Qatar crisis. It is an almost incomprehensible puzzle, but we may give it a try... In order to understand the geopolitics of th ...
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My Work at Catholic U in Erbil (Kurdistan) (Tamara Zuniga-Brown, USA, 06/06/17 4:13 am) A brief note to send you the link to my article in the National Security Forum. So far, it has been well-received by the NSF community. Signing up on the website will allow commentaries to b ...
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