Tagged With: World War One

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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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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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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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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“The Big Red One” Now on Sale at Sears!

I was cruising around the ‘net yesterday and found an interesting story on Forbes about the First Infantry Division.  It seems the Army has licensed the use of the insignia and related items for a clothing line to appear at Sears.  Not without controversy, some veteran’s organizations and others are shocked at the deal.  Right … Continue reading »

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