Oh that Bloody Sunday

My latest Rebel piece: February 18 is the anniversary of the “bloody Sunday” at the Boer War Battle of Paardeberg in 1900, when the British and Canadians took 1,100 casualties including 280 dead. At the time a huge number, it would rapidly be eclipsed by the “accomplishments” of the 20th century from Loos to the Somme and on, because of the new deadliness of modern smokeless powder firearms artillery that could have tipped us off to what progress would soon bring.