Archive for May, 2010

Tally ho old boy!

So here we are. After literally hours since it was first dreamt up, the WarSoc blog is online and running smoothly. I would expect nothing less to be honest, especially considering site traffic at the moment is quite light – 4 view the site has received so far. 3 of those views was me previewing it to make sure it looked flash and beautiful. The fourth was a colleague of mine. Still, early days yet!

Welcome. Welcome one and all. And welcome specifically to my section of the blog – A View from the Parapet. Obviously the content is somewhat thin at present, and it will remain fairly thin for some time to come I should imagine. This is due to the fact that we at present just entering the exam season, and this joyous occasion apparently warrants our full attention. I’ll get onto that as soon as I’ve made this post. Honest.

So by now I trust you all know what this blog is about, who its run by, and who its for. If you don’t head on over to the about page (linkage is up there ^) and you can find out. There is also a disclaimer there that is very much important – the views expressed in this blog are those of the authors, not the Guild or the University. The views within this section are those of my own, and could quite possibly seem a bit extreme at times. But that’s what this is about – stimulating conversation!

I do hope you enjoy this blog, and remember to please get in contact if you have any contributions you would like to make.

Best wishes to those with exams,


Welcome to The Home Front!

Hello and welcome to The Home Front – the official blog of the University of Birmingham’s War Studies Society – or WarSoc. As explained in the “About” section, this blog is all about providing information about the War Studies society, and also providing an open forum in which WarSoc members can upload articles they’ve written, and discuss issues relating to one of the most intriguing courses offered at British Universities today.

If you have stumbled upon this blog and are not a member of WarSoc, welcome anyway! We hope you find some of the articles here of interest, and please do feel free to join in the discussion that is bound to take place here (he says hopefully).

The exact content of this blog is yet to be determined. I myself hope to post interesting (and probably controversial) ideas over the coming months, and I’m pleased to announce that our secretary Nick will also be making semi-regular contributions. All members of the society are welcome to submit articles, please email them to me to be posted (if you dont know my email, please ask, or send them to the society email –

All that leaves me to say is good luck with the oncoming exams, and I look forward to seeing you all on the other side!

Dave (VP WarSoc)