I read the other day that on December 7th, 1917 the US declared war on Austria-Hungry. I did not know that and noted the December 7th irony because that’s the day the US declared war on the Empire of Japan in 1941 following Pearl Harbor. I guess the declaration of war on Austria-Hungary is a […]
Recently I toured the National Museum of World War One in Kansas City, Missouri. It was a grim reminder that poison gas was first used in the conflict to break the trench warfare stalemate. This link to Wiki shows the interesting and tragic use of poison gas during that war and what it meant in […]
I picked up a couple of postcards at an antique shop. Both have WW1 themes and I found that rare in my limited experience. Both have obvious mistakes. Here they are: The first postcard features American soldiers with their distinctive campaign hats practicing with a “Maxium Machine Gun.” The Small Arms Defense Journal indicates that […]
Frank Luke of Arizona was the most spectacular and controversial figure in the U.S.A.S. He was assigned to the 27th Aero Squadron on July 26, 1918. He had the reputation as a superb pilot in the schools and in the ferrying service to which he was first assigned, but he had a long A.W.O.L. record. […]
I don’t collect money except for a few odds and ends but I found this bank-note interesting. I found it in a local antique mall and paid $7.00 for it. It’s a 20 Mark note (about $4.00 US dollars in 1914) from Imperial Germany dated February, 1914, about 6 months before the start of World […]
My dad is probably the main person responsible for my interest in history. During the sixties when I was about ten he purchased three games put out by Milton Bradley that were called the American Heritage Series. One of the games dealt with the American Civil War and was titled Battle Cry. Another dealt with […]
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