Information Value

Profiles of the past: How a literate army left a First World War record that’s accessible today

Profiles of the past: How a literate army left a First World War record that’s accessible today

In the WW1 centenary edition of Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks’ novel of the First World War, the introduction talks about the absence of literary and cinematic references to the plight of the rank-and-file WW1 soldier. The author’s argument is that, with some notable exceptions such as R. C. Sheriff’s...


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Infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: the First World War in numbers

INFOGRAPHIC: the First World War in numbers

Every tragedy can be defined by numbers. Sadly, the numbers that tell the story of the Great War beggar belief; such was the scale of the tragedy. Of course, there is some controversy among the facts. Seemingly, no two authors can agree on how many died in combat...


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Information Risk

The art of doing nothing: risk acceptance should be your most considered risk-avoidance strategy

The art of doing nothing: risk acceptance should be your most considered risk-avoidance strategy

The very term “risk” can make people feel uncomfortable, with its connotations of bad things happening and the threat that if risk is not minimized or removed then life (or business) may well just become too dangerous to carry on. Crossing the road is risky, especially if you...


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