Featured by Elliot Ackerman
They fought against each other in Iraq. A decade later, they met for tea
A few days later, Abu Hassar and I met, two veterans of the Iraq war though we'd fought on opposite sides. Up to that point, the wars had been the defining event of my life. Fighting in them had been like a shadow dance, in which you never see your partner.
If He Hadn’t Seen Combat, JRR Tolkien May Have Never Written A Word
A hundred years ago, at the height of the First World War, John Tolkien, a 25-year-old former lieutenant with the...