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‘We were offside during 1914 Christmas truce’ admits German historian

but did it really cross the line, or just go around‘The referee didn’t have a great game.’

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Posted: Dec 1st, 2009
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M.O.D warned that emphasis on heroes is undermining cowardly soldiers

'Always one who wants to go the other way'A new report by military think-tank the National Armed Forces Institute (NAFI) has criticised ministers for creating a ‘culture of courage’ amongst service personnel.

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Posted: Nov 19th, 2009
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UK military leaders in solemn roll-call of MPs who fiddled expenses

In memory of those fallen beneath contempt‘We didn’t think the list would ever end,’ said a tearful Major General Nick Carter today as the names of MPs who had sacrificed their reputations for the country were read out.

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Posted: Oct 16th, 2009
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Chinese troops out in force for 20th anniversary of ‘nothing happening’

What?The Chinese army swung into position around Tiananmen Square yesterday to guard against commemoration of the day in 1989 when nothing much happened – just some troops moving with ruthless efficiency to do hardly anything at all, really.

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Posted: Jun 5th, 2009
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Bush’s thoughts no longer with dead soldiers’ families

‘I thought Jeez, these guys would never have died if I had never invaded Iraq. But like everything else, you kinda get used to it.’

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Posted: Oct 3rd, 2007
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