1910+

Hershey bar anyone?

Very recently my family and I had the opportunity to visit Hershey Pennsylvania and spend some time at the touring the Hershey factory and learning more about this famous American brand. While I had been here before, it’s always neat to see something you really like and the history behind it, the personalities, the hard … Continue reading »

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World War Huh? The Disappearance of the Great War…

While it’s been highly publicized lately about the passing on of the “Greatest Generation”, I find it seemingly ironic that the almost virtual disappearance (and knowledge?) of the generation coming from the “War to End All Wars” has not been seen and commented on as equally.  Perhaps it’s my own lack of knowledge, but it … Continue reading »

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Lights, Camera, ACTION!

  Spent some time recently working on a freelance article about Hollywood and I ran across a site that I hadn’t visited in a long time:  The LOC Motion Picture & Television Reading Room.   If you’ve never had a chance to visit the site, you really should!  You can easily find it online at … Continue reading »

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A Christmas Bullet?

For most non-historians, World War I has disappeared into the mists of time.  Other than old films of trenches and piano-wire-clad biplanes racing across the front, eyewitness accounts have been long been forgotten, read only by necessity or those few whose interests have not yet faded. Yet these years saw tremendous change, spurred on by … Continue reading »

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Lipton, Tea and the Shamrock….

You know, I’ll be the first to admit—I don’t know much about yachts!  However, I am a student of history, so when I came across some information on a fellow named Lipton, I began to learn more about them…as well as a few other things! (1) The driving force behind what we know as “Lipton … Continue reading »

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New, New, New!!! An Advance and NY!

  Hello Dear Readers! I realize it’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to update the blog, so I apologize in advance for that.  If you are subscribed, thank-you for sticking around!  If you are new or visiting for the first time, thank-you as well! I’ve been in the process of redesigning the … Continue reading »

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“No laughter came, nor any sound….”

(1)  With the title of this post taken from Andy Simpson’s Hot Blood & Cold Steel, we come to the end of our look at the Great War, the War to end all wars.  By the latter part of the war, the optimism was gone and the upheaval that war always brings was beginning to … Continue reading »

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Escape! Raney, O’Brien and the Race to Freedom!

  Do you remember the Band of Brothers series that was on HBO a few years ago?  Widely acclaimed, it was about an airborne unit in Normandy during World War II.  It was fantastically popular!  However, when is the last time you saw or heard anything about World War I in the same light?  This … Continue reading »

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Mud, Blood and Ambulances!

Ever since I’ve studied great literary figures of the 20th century such as Hemingway, Dos Passos and others, I’ve kept coming across the fact that they served as ambulance drivers in the First World War.  This service seemed to have affected both their outlook as well as their future literary writings. (1) From my research, … Continue reading »

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Slipping Away: Tales of the Great War!

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 … Continue reading »

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