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    A Collection of Thoughts As the 100 Year Anniversary of Armistice Day Approaches

    A statement made by my “20th Century English literature” professor has long stayed with me – probably much longer than she expected most of us to remember.  As we embarked on the section covering the World War I poets, she told us that while the United States ended up defining itself and its world view through World War II, within the UK and English literature, it was World War I that made the greater mark.  Now, there are of course plenty of exceptions one can think of to that statement on either side. One of the Army divisions I served under defined itself based on its actions in World War I using…