Tagged With: World War I

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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Claude Grahame-White! A man, a plane, and flight!

(1) What is it about early aviation that seems so romantic?  Is it boarding a seaplane like in the picture above, our destination unknown, watching the sun fall into a haze of red and gold as we fly into the air?  Did people approach life differently back then?  Was flight itself different? While it’s impossible … 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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Blown! The Bridge, The Spy, and “The War To End All Wars”

Well, I’m back.  This summer is shaping up to be a busy one, probably your summer is also.  It seems there is never enough time to finish all that needs to be done and my poor blog is suffering.  Thank you dear reader for hanging in there and continuing to stop by.  I have so … Continue reading »

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Ypres, Flanders Fields and the Great War…Do you know?

(1) “…In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below….” (2) “…The five prisoners taken said that they were the only survivors of a detachment of 100 men….In the two days the … Continue reading »

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Achoo! End of the war….The Beginning of the “Three Day Fever.”

(1) Killing more people than the World War I, the great 1918 “three day fever” ravaged the earth from end to end. There was no immunity and both famous and common suffered as a result. In this letter, we see Alexander Graham Bell commenting on the scourge then ravaging the United States: (2) While the … Continue reading »

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