Sydney to Singapore

4pm, Thursday, Flying over central Australia We had lunch in the terminal and then realised that we'd both forgotten to bring and card games - Fluxx, Love Letter, not even UNO. So we had to find something in the terminal. Cue a newsagent that sells battleships for $13 (purchased without hesitation), and a deck of …

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Ideological Trench Warfare

Tactically speaking, much of World War One was an unnecessary dog’s breakfast. Massive advances in weapons technology allowed guns to kill people from huge distances. Military tactics and troop mobility were unable to keep up with with these advances, however, and this led to huge armies digging into the ground and the years-long stalemate of …