World War I

USS Macon & USS Akron: Floating Away?

Just  wanted to share with you our image update of the month.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update this, so make sure you take a few moments to flip over to the page and take a look.  We have a great image of the USS Macon as well as some … 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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Lots To Do, But Updates Are Posted!

Hello Dear Readers! Well, I hope you’re enjoying the blog changes here at Adventures in History!  It’s been good, but extremely busy as I’ve been sorta swamped lately with outside work, and my blogging posts have not been updated as quickly as I would have hoped!  However, I’ve just updated the puzzles page with a … 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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Down In the Dirt!

Well, hello again and gosh it’s been a busy year to start.  My quantity of postings have been down a bit here on the blog.  Not because I don’t want to post, but never enough time.  I’ve got a blog-busting number of things to post up here, so I appreciate your patience! Thank you for … 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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The Lusitania, Christmas and I’m back!

Dear Readers, Thanks for being patient with me over this Christmas holiday.  My posting, quite frankly, has been pretty slow and I thank you for staying with me!  For some reason the holidays this year just make a train wreck of my schedule. (1) Anyway….back to the Lusitania! ******** The upshot here is that basically … Continue reading »

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The Lusitania: Secrets of the Deep Back From the Dead!

(Source: LOC Prints & Photographs Division) Newsflash!!!! Ammunition found in the Lusitania’s holds!  More to come ASAP!

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