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Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

7th April, 2019
Horatio Hubert Kitchener; right: his iconic WWI recruitment poster Pic: Getty

History: Who Killed Kitchener?: The Life and Death of Britain’s Most Famous War Minister, By David Laws, Biteback Publishing, €23

Horatio Hubert Kitchener must have lured more young men to their deaths than almost anyone else in history. The Kerry-born British Army officer was a national hero, widely revered for his ruthless military victories in Sudan and South Africa. Today, however, he is best remembered as the moustachioed face of a...

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