Gibbs was in his 30s when the Great War Started and an experienced war correspondent. He went to the Western Front early on, and refused to return to England when the War Office imposed censorship on dispatches from France. He was arrested and deported but later on agreed to work under the rules and spent the rest of the War reporting from the front lines. He got to tell it his way after the War and it's a great read.
Gibbs was knighted in the 1920s, had the first English interview with Pope Benedict XV, and continued to write books about Britain after the War. He was shaken by the carnage in the trenches and briefly flirted with appeasing Hitler in the 30s. He soon came round, and although he was too old to undertake another War as a correspondent, he worked in the War Office in World War 2.
He was a great writer, but unfortunately you cannot write about earth shaking historical events when you are in the middle of them. Too much recency bias and you don't know the ending (although your readers 100 years later will.) But if you read only one thing by Gibbs let it be "Now It Can Be Told."
By the way , Philip Gibbs' aunt worked in Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria and it is said she got to spank the Kaiser when he was misbehaving as a small boy.
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Enter FreedomBox. This little private server system based on a board such as RaspberryPi
You can build and set up your own or buy a ready-to-go one for €82
It was hard to decide where to put this. Hardware? Security? I figured since it's open source, most of the interested readers would be in BATL.
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