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... British army during the 19th and early 20th centuries, so the book, The War Horses, sub-titled: The Tragic Fate of a Million Horses in the First World War, was right up my alley. ... Patriotism was high when the Great War began in 1914, and the young men of Great Britain and its dominions rushed to enlist.
A Boy Scout led the Lexington contingent in the parade during the Official Homecoming for the Greene County World War One soldiers and sailors on Oct. 9, 1919 in Catskill. “Lexington Does Her Bit in the Great War” will be the topic at the annual meeting of the Lexington Historical Society at 7 p.m. May 12 ...

LANCASTER—In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's participation in World War I, the Lancaster Virginia Historical Society-Mary Ball Washington Museum recently opened “Lancaster in World War I: Home Front to Battle Front.” The new exhibit features more than 70 artifacts, documents, ...
When you think of the animation of Wallace and Gromit, painterly and atmospheric is probably not what you think of. Nevertheless, Aardman Studios, Bandai Namco, and developer DigixArt are collaborating on a new narrative adventure game set in World War I that sounds like a far cry from the comedic, ...
A World War I digger's vivid description of being hit by shrapnel on the Somme 100 years ago highlights the horror of war. Sergeant Archie Barwick, a ... from such a Hell,” he wrote. Thankfully, Sgt Barwick lived to tell the tale and his war dairies are one the best records of fighting by the AIF from World War I.
While driving in the French countryside near Verdun three summers ago, I stopped at one of the many small German cemeteries that dot the landscape. I marveled at the neatly manicured graves of German soldiers killed in World War I. Last summer, my family visited Thiepval Anglo-French Cemetery, the ...

As the “Great War” also saw the wide use of chemical warfare and poison gas, the trenches were thought to offer some degree of protection against exposure. (While significant exposure to militarized chemicals such as mustard gas would result in almost certain death, many of the gases used in World War I ...
In the lead up to Anzac Day, WAtoday is exploring the people, places and issues the Great War shaped in this state, and the ways it remains a part of our ... and white cast iron plaque bearing the rank, name, age, unit, place, date and year of death of Anzacs from WA who'd been killed in the Great War.
During World War I, the U.S. Army needed a system that would quickly sort recruits into their ideal roles. Psychologist and noted eugenicist Robert Yerkes developed several tests that, among other things, would identify those capable of holding leadership positions, such as officers or intelligence specialists. @KcKelley ...
#Private Courtney Hauls was another draftee from Alexandria. He followed in his father's footsteps, Cyrus Hauls (Buckner) was a Civil War veteran. Courtney was 27 years old and lived with his mother at 1010 Wythe St. when he was drafted. He spent two years in World War I. He married twice. By 1920, he ...
While millions of people felt relief that the slaughter of the Great War was over, the calm in the victorious countries contrasted with upheaval in the defeated. Already in 1918, the Bolshevik revolution had imploded in counter-revolution and civil war. As fear of Bolshevism swept Europe and America, the ...
A forgotten hero: WA 100 years after the Great War ... A century on from the final year of the Great War, there are no survivors. .... the nation has been engaged in, for the next 10 days, every day until Anzac Day, I will be tweeting about individual World War I veterans who committed suicide following the war.
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. The young oak also has historical significance — it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of U.S. Marine Corps ...
Under the thick cover of the night on September 6, 1914, a group of Renault AG1 Landalets gathered in near the military complex of the Place des Invalides in Paris. The drivers were agitated, anxious, afraid for their lives and worried about what would happen to them when they reached their destination.
Hoosiers saved their kitchen refuse to help make gas masks to give to soldiers during World War I. Loading… Post to Facebook. How peach pits helped us win The Great War Hoosiers saved their kitchen refuse to help make gas masks to give to soldiers during World War I. Check out this story on ...
A century ago this week, Australian private Michael Ward's war ended on a muddy field in France when shrapnel tore into his left thigh during the brutal, bloody German spring offensive. A member of the 38th Battalion, Ward, from Bairnsdale in Victoria, was taken off the battlefield. He would see no more ...
Melbourne Museum's deputy head of humanities, Deborah Tout-Smith, speaks about finding a suitcase of a returned Australian first world war soldier, Mick Ward, at an auction and the search to learn his story from the items in the case. Tout-Smith says Ward's case holds items which reflect his struggle to ...

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors to experience battlefield life as a World War I American Salvation Army volunteer, featuring Laurie MacDonald-Gaulke, actress and storyteller, in a special free presentation of "Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie ...
PREMIER Mark McGowan is encouraging students to participate in a competition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. ... “Teaching the next generation about the sacrifices Anzac troops made, and to consider the impact the Great War had in shaping Western Australia is so ...
The causes of World War I, also known as the Great War, have been debated since it ended. Officially, Germany shouldered much of the blame for the conflict, which caused four years of unprecedented slaughter. But a series of complicated factors caused the war, including a brutal assassination that ...
After serving on the western front, private Mick Ward from Bairnsdale in Victoria placed the memorabilia of his war into a small brown suitcase. Almost a century later, its contents – photos, letters and other mementos – have gone on display in Melbourne, offering a glimpse into one man's experience and a ...
Britain's declaration of war against Germany on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 4, 1914, led to the printed telegrams that warned British embassies and consulates around the world that she was about to go to war. Canada, as a member of the British Empire was faced with the enormous task of recruiting men to serve in the ...
VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) - A state museum is getting ready to remember one of the world's biggest wars. Scroll for more content... It all takes place in Vincennes this weekend. The Indiana Military Museum is hosting their World War I Event and Reenactment. This year marks the centennial of World War I.
There are 248 communities across Suffolk with at least one War Grave in their cemetery – larger towns have more graves – but this is only a small proportion of the more than 10,000 Suffolk people who died in the First World War. The Legion is hoping to find someone in every parish with a war grave or ...
Officer Colin Hayward Tolin's body was escorted by first responders back to Ithaca on Tuesday, with supporters lining the route from Syracuse to Ithaca to pay their respects. Wochit. 636573241073702385-IMG-2005.JPG. A newspaper clipping. (Photo: Provided Photo).
A short but moving ceremony took place at the Kirkwall and St Ola War Memorial on Broad Street at 11am today, organised by the Kirkwall Branch of the Royal British Legion, as part of centenary commemoration events marking the First World War. The service commemorated the loss of 11 Orkney soldiers ...
Staff photos by Fritz Busch Vicki Pieser of the Brown County Historical Society reflects on World War I as recalled by women on the home front and in service abroad, at the New Ulm Country Club March 20. NEW ULM — Reflections on World War I from women on the home front and in service abroad were ...
Pankaj Batra's Punjabi melodrama combines a new angle on the the first world war with an old-fashioned appeal: a broadly fictionalised commemoration of those Sikh soldiers who served in the British Indian army, it flits between the usual barrack-room bonding and memories of girls back home before ...
A presentation on World War I will be the topic of the second Hartford City Library's history series set for April 3 at the Blackford County Arts Center. Chris Reidy, who holds a master's degree in history and is a local history buff, will examine the motivations and events that led to America's entry into World War ...
It must have seemed like a good idea at the time to German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann — the kind of idea that crops up out of desperation. It was early 1917, and the war that had convulsed Europe for three years had devolved into the punishing stalemate of trench warfare. The US had ...
She wanted to preserve Bese's brave account of the Great War and share it with her son. Bese's account is one of the most authentic memoirs of the war. Coming from an ordinary soldier fighting for the former Ottoman Empire, his narrative is one of the neglected perspectives of World War I, which has ...
When a copy of Arcadia Publishing's “Images of America: Maine in World War I” landed on my desk last fall, 100 years after America entered the war, ... The arrival of a new title documenting Maine's entry into the First World War – co-written by Earle G. Shettleworth Jr. and Jason C. Libby – seemed a good ...
Before A Town Named War Boy reaches Orange Civic Theatre on Wednesday, based on the State Library's collection of First World War diaries, photographs and letters, ... Author of The Unknown Anzacs, Michael Caulfield, will also talk about how he used the World War I diaries as research for his book.
600,000 clay figures in Ypres mark First World War carnage. Belgium will honour its civilian and military dead with the figures, each about the size of a large fist. Moulded clay figures are placed in a field that was once a no man's land between 1 Moulded clay figures are placed in a field that was once a no ...
LONGMONT, Colo. -- A new exhibit at the Longmont Museum chronicles the involvement of local citizens in World War I. Among the posters, uniforms, and weapons are artifacts from one local man who just may be an unknown war hero. “I am the great niece of Albert 'Dick' Smith,” Marilyn Geiger McDaniel ...
RICHMOND, Va – The Virginia Museum of History and Culture showed Greg their World War I exhibit. It's part of one of the biggest centennial commemorations of World War I. There are nearly 100 images and artifacts on display. You can see it at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture now until July ...
... roots in the First World War and its immediate aftermath. From the technology used in the war, to the political geographies created by the settlements that ended the conflict, the Great War is in many ways the birth of modernity. To understand the horror of the war is to understand the century that followed.
Entering the First World War woefully underprepared to fight in an air war, the United States rapidly expanded its Air Service to meet the challenge. Men from the small city of Concord played a surprisingly prominent role flying for Uncle Sam in the Great War. Hear the story of New Hampshire residents who ...
Entries in Sally's World War I journal. On the left he writes: "I went deaf from the gun fire and was relieved." On the right he notes: Pulled the guns back from the front and were shelled while doing it." ...
Out of the 1699 soil samples, 31 was collected in recognition of the men and women who served in World War I across the district. ... When complete, the artwork will be a fitting tribute to the local men and women who enlisted for service in the First World War,” ULSC general manager John Bell said.
The ability of war to disrupt gender roles is well established. Amid the chaos of fighting, the enlistment of men, and the need to keep home fires burning, women have historically stepped into roles previously considered masculine domains. In World War I–era Britain, women could be found in a variety of ...
“Neutral No More: Maine Mobilizes for the Great War,” a special exhibit by the Maine State Archives will also be featured in the open house. According to archivist Sam Howes, the exhibit includes documents and images that show how Maine government and its citizens responded to World War I. One ...
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's service during World War I, this column is running a series of articles about the area and its involvement in the war. The articles coordinate with the "Remembering WWI" exhibit at the History Museum, which runs through November.
“The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time.” The mournful remark supposedly made by foreign secretary Sir Edward Grey at dusk on 3 August 1914 referred to Britain's imminent entry into the first world war. But the sentiment captures something of our own ...
In anticipation of a World War I commemorative show, the society is calling on all Darien residents to dig out those items related to World War I, especially family connected materials, and share them with the rest of Darien. Uniforms, posters, letters to and from the front, militaria, postcards, ephemera, photos, ...
The First World War ended in 1918, 100 years ago this November. On Saturday, stories from that war were told at the Aldrich House through the photographs, letters, medals and other materials presented at the Doughboy Roadshow, sponsored by the Rhode Island World War I Centennial Commission, ...
Horses were a significant part of the Great War. When the war started in 1914, horses were used in the calvary on both sides to fight each other. Then came the trenches and the constant use of machine guns; the calvary attacks slowly dwindled. The Havre Paper read: “Government Plans on Buying Horses.
Keating's wife passed his tale on to the Tribune, where it appeared among the daily dispatches chronicling the Great War, as it originally was known. After years of bloodshed and destruction, it seemed that the end of the war must be near. Yet it was far from certain which side would win. Some Tribune ...
The Suffolk County Historical Society will continue its commemoration of the centennial of World War I and Long Island's part in it by holding a symposium on the Long Island experience during the war. The symposium will feature presentations by a group of distinguished First World War researchers and ...
Newfoundland POWs during the Great War will be the focus of a presentation at The Rooms on Thursday, March 8. - SaltWire Network file photo. ST. JOHN'S, NL – Some 200 Newfoundland men were held captive as prisoners of war during World War One. Though some came from other groups, most of ...


 

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