17 MAY, 2016: Sniping

Just a threepenny bullet for that august but sadly diminished trouper, The Times, which has been recommending what it calls a First World War Quiz to its online readers.  It’s not a First World War Quiz, it’s a heavily Anglocentric set of questions about Western Front trivia, with a couple of nods to American involvement thrown in.  I know I shouldn’t expect anything much better from the tabloid in the gladrags, and I probably shouldn’t waste ammunition on the old harlot… but this is the same newspaper that spent the War years assiduously chronicling action and developments on every front, everywhere in the world, for posterity.   Exchanging posterity for populist light entertainment sucks, so eat lead and die, Murdoch.

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