The Friday Roundup is a weekly feature that offers a look at news, archive, and worthwhile links around the web on the study of War and Society.



An amazing collection of primary documents from countries all over Europe. Most are political documents but there are also a number of military documents, particularly the two World Wars. Whether tied directly to militaries or war or not, this site condenses Europe’s most famous and influential documents onto a single site. So save some time in research and check this site out.



Sort-of documentary mischievous look at War of 1812

A new 1812 documentary premiered last night on CBC and should be available online for those of you who missed the tv showing. A more goofy telling of the war it appears to be aimed at the Canadian patriot but nonetheless says a lot about how Canadians are going about remembering the 200 year old war.



General Interests

Inside The Royal Navy’s New Supersub

With a wide array of pictures and specs, see inside today’s most advanced submarine. Despite the many new advancements there are still the hallmarks that have defined submarine design over the past century. With a price-tag of £1,000,000,000.00 it may also be one of the most expensive projects in the history of submarine warfare.



Percy Walker Nelles

As Dr. Sarty’s new book investigates the Battle of the St. Lawrence this week’s bio will investigate the Chief of the Naval Staff, Percy Walker Nelles.



Free E-Book

World’s At War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West 

Enjoy a survey history on the conflicts between Eastern and Western civilizations over the course of human history. The author, Dr. Anthony Pagden, has a long list of distinguished academic positions and is currently a distinguished professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of California Las Angelas. Enjoy the read.