Lewis and Tolkien: War, Fantasy, and Modernism

C.S. Lewis

Two of my favourite authors are C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Both authors served in the First World War and that experience shaped their later thought and writings. Ryan Reeves shares some thoughts on this […]


The Armistice of 1918


As I write this, we are days away from the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of 1918 that was the beginning of the end of the First World War. Although I blog more about the […]


C. S. Lewis and the Great War

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Like his friend J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis fought in the First World War. Joseph Loconte has written an article on this for the National Review. In the spring of 1918, Germany and the Central Powers […]


SWWP 4 – The War That Didn’t End All Wars

Second World War

It is difficult to understand the Second World War without some concept of the First World War. Many of the seeds of what happened in 1939-1945 were planted in 1914-1918. Even some of the battles […]


A Hobbit, a Wardrobe and a Great War – Review

Joseph Laconte

If you were to look at my interests, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and military history would be near the top of my list. Therefore, I was quite pleased to come across A Hobbit, a Wardrobe […]


Tolkien, Lord of the Rings and the Horror of the Trenches


If there is one historical event that gives some insight into J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings, it would be the trench warfare of the Forst World War. Nan Spowart has written a good article on this topic. […]