Slipping Away: Tales of the Great War!

Posted by on January 1, 2009

Well, it’s a New Year everyone, so welcome to 2009!  I hope your holiday season went well no matter which holiday you celebrate.  Here at Adventures In History, while the posting has somewhat slowed down due to my outside commitments, I still have lots of subjects to talk about in the upcoming year.  If you are a new subscriber, thank you for checking us out.  If you are already a subscriber, thank you for commitment!

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“Over There”

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(Charlie Chaplin address a war loan crowd. Source: NARA)

While the dust of time settles on the events, battles and people of the era, it would be dangerous and quite improper to forget about the “Great War” or World War I.  Fought across the majority of the earth and causing death and destruction for many millions of people, this war brought many screaming into the new age.

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(Helping the wounded.  Source: NARA)

While many today are focusing on World War II, and rightly so, we should also remember their fathers and mothers who fought in the decades before them.  Of planes made in string and fabric, of battlefields run red with blood before the inventions of this “war to end all wars” as it became called at the time.

There exists countless tales of heroism and adventure as well as sadness.  As I begin to explore these dusty archives, I will be sharing with you my discoveries.  We will also talk about this, not to glorify death, but to help us both fully understand the changes that this war brought to the fledgling 20th century and the way we live today.

WWI On The Battlefield.  Source: NARA

(In the Field and On the Hunt! Source:NARA)

Stay tuned as this will be an irregular, but good series of posts.  If you have ideas, comments or questions, please feel free to drop a line.  Here are a few links to get you started:

Popular Science (Via Google Books)

My Year of the Great War (Via Google Books)

Have a great first few days of 2009!

One Response to Slipping Away: Tales of the Great War!

  1. Pam Walter

    This is a wonderful reminder and I’m glad you will be exploring this frequently overlooked part of our history.