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‘Oh what a ladylike war’ began in 2018 as a place for me to share my musings on the Great War and never ending journey on the Old Front Line.

Having been interested in the conflict from a young age, I have been exploring the Battlefields for a number of years, with a particular passion for the philosophical power of the Western Front. Here, I hope to share my thoughts on the innumerable threads which connect our lives to the Great War – from our local war memorials to astronomy and literature, along with other areas of specific interest to me and personal projects.

I am a member of the Guild of Battlefield Guides and am currently studying at the University of Wolverhampton (History of Britain and First World War MA) whilst continuing to indulge my love of researching epitaphs of the Great War (contributing to http://www.ww1cemeteries.com) and the use of horses in the conflict.

The Great War is a unique and truly vast subject not just in terms of military history, but the very fabric of our society. Each day I learn something new, and each day I become more absorbed – it is not just an interest of mine, it is a passion and indeed a calling.

My watches will never end.

Lucy Margot.

Faithless the watch that I kept: now I have none to keep.
I was slain because I slept: now I am slain I sleep.
Let no man reproach me again; whatever watch is unkept—
I sleep because I am slain. They slew me because I slept.

The Sleepy Sentinel
by Rudyard kipling

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