Odds and Ends

When a man is down the enmity ends.

When a man is down the enmity ends.

Many of the pictures in Liberty’s Victorious Conflict seek to show a gentler side of the great carnage that was WW1. This little grouping features primarily the wounded with Americans recovering in England and Germans being treated by the British or Canadians. The picture above and below both report to show Americans recovering in England. […]

Morgenrot_Morning Glow

Morgenrot_Morning Glow

The 26th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment was a “German” Regiment raised for the Union during the American Civil War. It was nicknamed “The Sigel Regiment” after Franz Sigel himself a German immigrant from Baden. Twelve regiments of Germans were raised in 1862 from areas in the north with heavy German immigrant populations. The 26th Wisconsin was […]

Poilou_WW1

Poilou_WW1

A series of French pictures salvaged from Liberty’s Victorious Conflict          

Captain Storm 1965

Captain Storm 1965

I found this Captain Storm comic at a rummage sale for $1.25. I didn’t bargain. The date is 1965 and I would have been 12 and still into comic books like Sgt. Rock and Easy Company, Captain Johnny Cloud and his P-51 Mustang and Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos as well as other WW2 […]

British Tommies WW1 p_1

British Tommies WW1 p_1

I’m continuing to salvage pictures from a badly damaged copy of Liberty’s Victorious Conflict even though I am aware that most of the pictures have already been digitized elsewhere. I do it for a couple of reasons and as one friend put it, a labor of love is certainly one of them. There is something […]

Glen Miller and the Women’s Army Corp

Glen Miller and the Women’s Army Corp

A recent FB post that mentioned the USO prompted me to go to You Tube and research Captain Glen Miller. Glen Miller was probably the best known Big Band leader in the US when the US entered WW2. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and used his considerable talents to build morale among the […]

Doughboys in WW1

Doughboys in WW1

I am salvaging pictures from my heavily damaged Liberty’s Victorious Conflict book that was published in 1918. The three b & w pictures below are from late 1918 and the counter offensive the allies launched after the German spring, 1918 Michael Offensive failed.   America was ill-prepared for WW1 and lacked equipment across the board. […]

A Curious Trail to Canada’s Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme

A Curious Trail to Canada’s Newfoundland Regiment in the Battle of the Somme

My wife and I are moving to another home, a home smaller than the other and that means a lot of stuff has to go. Toward that end we’ve emptied two attics and one storeroom not to mention the rest of the house. Many of the boxes contained items from our son’s school days. He […]

Holocaust Remembrance Day_Ideas Matter

Holocaust Remembrance Day_Ideas Matter

Yesterday Holocaust Remembrance Day began and it ends tonight. This link will take to you the history of the day as well as 20 facts associated with the Holocaust. Even a quick read will illustrate the magnitude of what the Holocaust was. I was reminded of Holocaust Remembrance Day by an article in the New […]

Pen and Sword_Images of War_Book Review

Pen and Sword_Images of War_Book Review

I enjoy going to rummage sales, antique stores and second-hand book stores in the hopes of finding that rare jewel of a book that fits my interests and is a bargain. Such was the case a week ago on a trip to Half-Price Books when I turned in three boxes of books for the princely […]

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