WW1

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 […]

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

Major Shaw, British 29th Infantry Division, Gallipoli, April, 1915

The beginning of Saving Private Ryan was, at least for me, twenty minutes of the most intense movie watching ever. It’s so intense and so realistic you feel compelled to turn away but cannot. The movie illustrated in full living color the hazards of an amphibious landing during the Second World War in all its […]

Major Kermit Roosevelt_One of Teddy’s Military Sons

Major Kermit Roosevelt_One of Teddy’s Military Sons

I received a bonus when I purchased an old copy of Foreign Service Magazine dated July, 1943. The feature article detailed the role of the U.S. Coast Guard during World War Two and I wrote about that at this link, Global Warfare with the U.S. Coast Guard, 1943. In paging through the rest of the magazine […]