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The modern Middle East was largely created by the British. It was they who carried the Allied war effort in the region during World War I and who, at its close, principally fashioned its peace. It was a peace presaged by the nickname given the region by covetous British leaders in wartime: 'The Great Loot.'
It does seem to produce more creative results when there are limitations. It's like in wartime with rations - people became more inventive with cooking.
Getting emotional about things is a peacetime luxury. In wartime, it's much too painful.
Edmund H. North
One of the things I took from my wartime experiences was that reality was a stage set... the comfortable day-to-day life, school, the home where one lives and all the rest of it... could be dismantled overnight.
J. G. Ballard
When I was a child - in wartime, pre-television - books were my life.
A. S. Byatt
That soldiers do terrible things during wartime should not surprise us.
The advent of AIDS circa 1980 has really forced medicine and biology to take enormous steps just for sheer survival. The same way war propels hard technology, AIDS has created wartime conditions in the field of biology that will have all sorts of spin-offs.
Paul Di Filippo
The greatly increased consumption of alcoholic beverages is very largely a direct result of the increased purchasing power created by wartime expenditures.
William Lyon Mackenzie King
In the war, most young men were inducted into the armed forces at the age of 17. A group of students was permitted to attend university before taking part in wartime research projects.
The song 'Some Other Time...' is full of emotion. In wartime, it had a tremendously poignant feeling.
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