WW1

The Illustrated London News, Oct. 17, 1914 and CH Collett

The Illustrated London News, Oct. 17, 1914 and CH Collett

This past summer I found what I consider an amazing find-a World War One copy of The Illustrated London News. It’s marked on the inside, Sante Fe Reading Room and somehow it made it to an obscure antique store in SW Wisconsin. I picked it up for the sum of $10.00. The Illustrated London News […]

U-boats, the Zimmermann Telegram and the US Entry into the War

Excellent, detailed explanation as to how and why the US entered WW1. I highly recommend Martin’s blog.   Source: U-boats, the Zimmermann Telegram and the US Entry into the War

Great War US Magazine Covers

Great War US Magazine Covers

  I stopped at a local antique store to buy my wife a Christmas present and found two World War One copies of The Literary Digest. Literary Digest Magazine was first  published in 1890 by Funk and Wagnalls. The final issue was in 1938. The magazine was a general interest magazine that featured the following […]

German Postcards WW1

German Postcards WW1

I picked these two repro postcards up at a gun show from a fellow who deals in militaria. The cards are typical of the type used by most of the major powers in WW1. The soldier at the front would send one of these to his wife or sweetheart to remind her of his love […]

The British have got Tanks!

The British have got Tanks!

“A wounded man from the 7th Company approached us from the right and gasped a few heavily charged words. ‘The British have got tanks!’ A cold shiver ran down my spine; the effect of this information on the morale of my men was plain to see. they. who had just been pouring scorn on the […]

First Over There_Book Review and more.

First Over There_Book Review and more.

First Over There-The Attack on Cantigny, America’s First Battle of World War I, Matthew Davenport Thomas Dunn Books, St. Martin’s Press, New York 360 pages including notes. Select bibliography and index I started to study WW1 back in 2012 as Europe prepared for the upcoming centennial of WW1 that would commence in August 2014. I knew little […]

A British Regiment Marches to War 1914

A British Regiment Marches to War 1914

This postcard is the most expensive I’ve ever purchased at $11.00. It is unique in my limited experience and I could not let it go. The card is not dated but given the subject matter I’d estimate the date of publication to be 1914 at the start of the Great War in Europe. The front […]