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But the picturesque hamlet, known for its 12th century church, Eglise Saint-Patrice, and several chateaus, is where the parents of Brewster resident Lucy Duffy, 84, met during World War I and began a love story that is now known and honored in the village.
75 Years Ago (1942): Somerset Borough's recently organized civilian defense council had assembled the cogwheels of their vast machine so that there would be no hitch in the working order in the dusk-to-dawn "blackout" and "dim-out" in Somerset County ...
Referred to as the "forgotten pandemic" by Historians, the majority of cases in the U.S. were seen over a very short period of time, which also coincided with the major battles of World War I so attentions and memories were focused elsewhere. The ...
'We're really excited about the exhibition,' said Caitlin Bailey, executive director of the Montreal-based Canadian Centre for The Great War, and curator of the exhibit. The First World War wasn't just about trench warfare and the victory at Vimy Ridge ...
HOLYOKE - On Sunday, June 25 at MacKenzie Stadium, the Valley Blue Sox, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, state Reps. Aaron Vega and John Velis, along with ...
First World War VC hero went to school in Lincolnshire. He was awarded a Victoria Cross for rescuing soldier colleagues on the front line and while under fire.
KAMLOOPS - More than 200 Chinese soldiers were part of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I and they weren't even Canadian citizens.
Your editorial about the World War I Museum in Kansas City brought back fond memories from my growing up in garden City, Mo.
BANTAM >> Post 44 of the American Legion in Bantam continues to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of United States' entry into World War I by honoring the life of United State army Private First-Class Frederick Flaherty, long-time resident of Bantam, ...
Image courtesy Historic Columbia, Historic Columbia collection 1997.512.1 Propaganda posters created during World War I became a valuable tool for motivating Americans for whom neutrality was the popular stance for the first years of the war.
As we mark the centenary of the United States entering World War I, France 24 brings you a documentary on the birth of Hollywood.
The Great War devastated communities all over the country, in some cases virtually every household in a single street lost a loved one.
The World War I Centennial Commission is asking communities throughout the nation to coordinate events and activities commemorating the centennial of what is also referred to as the "Great war" through Nov. 11 to honor the participation of the United ...
"This exhibition illustrates how profoundly the First World War, and especially the tragedy of war, affected people, communities, politics and culture in the province of Newfoundland And Labrador," Stephen Quick, director general of the Canadian War ...
When America committed to fight in the First World War (1917-18) this community, like all communities, had many young men called to duty.
soldiers from Canadian Forces Base St. John's and officers from the province's fish and Wildlife Enforcement section pose near the grave marker of First World War soldier Pte. Aaron Keeping Douglass on resettled Brunette Island in Fortune Bay. The ...
TOUGH GOING: Australian machine gunners firing at an enemy aircraft above the Western Front. Photo courtesy of Juan Mahony. See your ad here.
Mrs Newman added: "There is a Peal Board in the tower recording a peal in which Harold rang, and the third bell at Trowbridge has the inscription "Lest we forget - Harold Butcher a Parish Church ringer killed in The Great War" - A lasting memory.
Carl Wooden (left), of Burlington City, commander of American Legion Post 79, discusses ways to raise funds to restore the bronze Rock of the Marne monument behind them with Frank Caruso, Sr.
World War I in Lawrence: Clinton residents rally for fundraising drive. email · Print · facebook; Tweet; Post a comment.
Humanities Nebraska hosted the Nebraska Chautauqua last week in Seward. Pictured are, from left, General John Pershing (Dave Shuey), and Chautauqua historical figures W.E.
Despite a slew of remembrances and documentaries to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, the war and its importance are slipping from consciousness.
The national matches will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I, known then as "The Great War," on Monday, June 26, as the Civilian Marksmanship Program hosts the 2017 First Shot Ceremony at one of the key training ...
A Daher TBM 930 business turboprop in the static display at Le Bourget has a livery honoring the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I. The stars and stripes featured on this TBM 930 are a reminder of the role of France's ...
Historian Robert Laplander, known for his research and writings on the "Lost Battalion" of The Great War, started to search for World War I army Pvt. Eugene Michael McGrath after someone found battle remnants in 2005 at the site of the Lost Battalion's ...
My father was in the army during World War I, on a train heading toward the front lines. As they moved forward and closer, the war ended and the soldiers were returning home.
army Capt. James E. Miller, one of the first aviators in the U.S. military and the first U.S. aviation casualty in World War I, has been named recipient of the ...
Assembled and published for the first time, the World War I photographs and letters of two Minnesota brothers, volunteers for The Great War, produce a compelling, personal narrative. In the aftermath of America's April 1917 declaration of war, the two ...
Jerusalem (JTA) - Three Jewish teens were detained in the vandalism of the Beersheba war Cemetery, the burial site of hundreds of Australian World War I soldiers. Several gravestones were toppled allegedly by the youths - aged 14, 17 and 18, ...
Jerusalem (JTA) - Three Jewish teens were detained for vandalizing the Beersheba war Cemetery, the burial site of hundreds of Australian World War I soldiers. The youths are aged 14, 17 and 18, according to Israel police. It is not known what their ...
The exhibit is on loan from the National Archives and will play an integral role in an upcoming visit from the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission's Profiles of Honor Mobile Museum, which is coming to the Williamsburg Library ...
This is just one of the many incredible stories that have emerged as part of an initiative to save the memories of the First World War in a digital archive. George's matchbox was recorded as part of the Lest We Forget project, which is the brainwave of ...
Editor's note: As the U.S. marks the 100th anniversary of its entry into World War I this year, local writer Sarah St. John will compile newspaper reports of what it was like to be in Lawrence at that time.
A NEW campaign to help preserve the memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War has been launched across the county.
Adam Miller, a folk singer, folklorist, storyteller, historian, musicologist and song collector, will perform "Folk Songs of the First World War" at 6 p.m. June 27 in the Assembly Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands. The ...
Come to the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. and let New York Times bestselling author Kenneth C. Davis tell you what we need to ...
A 1913 World War I device brought out police and the Allentown bomb squad June 16, 2017, to a South Whitehall church's annual yard sale.
A frequent media guest, he is currently at work on a book about the hidden history of World War I and the Spanish flu. In this talk Mr. Davis will discuss: Who started the "Great war" and why, How many died in the catastrophic fighting, the pandemic ...
BELMAR -- An 83-year-old World War I statue has been vandalized, according to Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty. Someone tried to break the soldier's rifle, which damaged the scabbard and loosened the statue from its pedestal.
An evensong service will be held at St Albans Cathedral to commemorate men who died a century ago in the First World War. Twenty men from St Albans were killed at Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres on July 31, 1917.
Historian tells of Hebron residents who served in World War I. Sun Journal Staff. ,. Connections |. Friday, June 16, 2017. HEBRON - Local historian Ben Conant addressed the Hebron Historical Society on the town's participation in World War I in this ...
Calls are being made to honour a Wakefield nurse who died during the First World War with a city-centre star as the 100th anniversary of her death approaches.
A First World War ambulance was on show, while a Fusilier from the Tower of London arrived in a First World War uniform and a Lee Enfield rifle giving demonstrations to youngsters about life on the Western Front.
Hundreds of children cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the school gates at Mayflower Primary in Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War air-raid in which 18 children perished. Share article from The Docklands and East ...
queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh attending commemorations for the centenary of the bombing of Upper North Street school during the First World War at All Saints Church in Tower Hamlets, London. Picture: DANIEL-LEAL OLIVAS/PA WIRE.
To hear Joseph Pearce tell it, his first play Death Comes for the war Poets, playing now through June 24 in New York City, nearly fell from the heavens.
Piscataway Public Library is a proud recipient of the World War I and America Grant from Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A new exhibit, Over There, Indiana County's Involvement During The Great War, is on display at the Historical and genealogical Society of Indiana County Historical Museum at 621 Wayne Ave.
The lives of the young radicals are nothing if not fascinating. I kept wondering if there are young people today whose lives are so consumed with that rare combination of intellectual vigor and progressive optimism that the five protagonists display ...
Thomas Cummings Sr. fought for the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. His 130th field artillery unit provided support during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in eastern France in 1918.


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