What do Caporetto and Baghdad have in common? Nothing at first glance, but if we dig deeper we will find many similarities. This book is a collection of chronicles, thoughts, and comparisons between conflicts from 1914 to 1918 and the situations and problems experienced by a contemporary war reporter.
There are visits to old battlefields in France, Belgium, Germany and the Alps, but also reminders of the conflict between Israel and the Arab world, as well as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and the recent threats from the Caliphate. The book highlights how the borders drawn by the post World War colonial powers are still relevant and the importance of groups, ideologies and movements that want to destroy them once and for all. A reflection on war, its dynamics, and the consequences for a European audience that would rather ignore them, but is inevitably drawn in even when not directly involved in these conflicts.