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jaggedlines 2 HN points 22 Jul 22
The three major battles in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings consist of Helm’s Deep, the Pelennor Fields, and Morannon at the Black Gate. In addition, there are a multitude of smaller battles and skirmishes. Although Tolkien never specifies the number of dead, tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of soldiers were involved in these clashes.
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jaggedlines 0 likes 05 Aug 22
When the Great War began in August 1914, Norway had been an independent country for less than a decade. The young nation’s government immediately issued a declaration of “absolute neutrality.” While there was no guarantee that the Great Powers would respect this decision — Germany, after all, had kickstarted the conflict by invading neutral Belgium — in the end Norway remained free and neutral throughout the war.