The Kaiser’s Pirate Ship – The Astounding Voyage of the SMS Emden.
I’ve read little about World War One and the little I’ve read has been around American involvement that began in April, 1917 when America entered the war on the side of France, Britain and the Commonwealth countries. But the fact is the war had been going on since August, 1914 and all sides, Allied powers […]
World War One wasteland: Haunting rare images show apocalyptic destruction on the Western Front | Mail Online
Incredible images of the devastation of WW1. World War One wasteland: Haunting rare images show apocalyptic destruction on the Western Front | Mail Online.
Shameless blurb for my other blog titled Church, State, Faith and Culture. This entry is titled Snow Angels, Fairies and the Supernatural
I’ve always loved the pipes and found this interesting WW1 film about the bagpipes in war. Does not look it’s available on DVD.
Prayer before Battle – FATHER, I call Thee! – German prayer by Theodor Körner. Most western armies issued their soldiers small pocket Bibles or prayer books or both upon enlistment. Sometimes in the USA the local church would do the same. Whatever else one might say about this practice it certainly reflects a time in […]
I cannot vouch for the accuracy of all the details in this presentation from the History Channel below, but I can vouch for the fact there was an unscheduled truce between British and German soldiers on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1914. It is one of the most remarkable stories to come out of […]
In the late 1950′s and early 1960′s my dad would take me to Milwaukee County Stadium to watch the Milwaukee Braves play. It was an enormously big deal for a boy who loved baseball to see the Braves, a team I might add, that never had a losing season while in Milwaukee (1953-1965)! County Stadium […]
Today I have a miscellaneous collection of links, anyone of which could merit a story of its own. Link #1. I’m one of those people who has 2-3 or 4-6 books going at the same time. So much to read, so little time. You book people get it. Anyway, John Keegan‘s The First World War […]
I became interested in genealogy via my dad who would tell stories from his childhood in the 1930′s. Some of the stories sounded like family legends and facts were and are hard to come by. Other stories had the ring of truth to them. Below is one of them. My father told me that his […]