Tagged With: World War I

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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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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Red Cross, KLIM and Waiting To Go Home

(1) War is never easy, especially for those living and dying on the edge of action.  Not knowing whether today will be your last day or not changes how you feel about things.  Even if you don’t die, there’s always the risk of being captured by your enemy whoever that may be and whichever side … Continue reading »

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The Dashing Hero You Never Knew….

  (1) I was doing some research early this morning and found the above copy of the Field Artillery Journal online.  Since I’m always fascinated by things from the World War II era, I decided to download the PDF and take a look. It was great, especially when I found this article:   (2) Dunkirk! … Continue reading »

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Happy Belated Birthday, United States Navy!

Yesterday, it turns out, was the birthday of the United States Navy!  I had been doing some research over at the Navy History & Heritage Command website and found that out. (1) Go Navy! (Even though I’m an Army guy, it’s still good to wish a happy birthday!) In honor of this special day, I … 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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