WW1

British WW1 Cannon

British WW1 Cannon

There is a World War One British cannon on display in a small park in Wabasha, MN.   The only information as to how and why a British canon became part of park in Wabasha is this: —This park features a prominent WW1 cannon from the early 1900’s. The cannon was almost salvaged but, thanks […]

If Wishes Came True

If Wishes Came True

Below is one of my recent World War One era postcards finds: The card is post marked from Rockford, IL and dated November 20, 1917. World War One would have one more year to go before the brutal fighting would be over. The US declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and was well on […]

Honey, Don’t Go_pre-WW1 postcard by De Witt

Honey, Don’t Go_pre-WW1 postcard by De Witt

Recently my wife and I had lunch at the Sprecher Restaurant in Lake Geneva, WI. If you are ever in the area it is certainly worth the stop. The food is excellent and they serve an excellent variety of craft beers. After lunch we pursued our hobby of visiting the local antique stores (or rummage […]

World War One Postcards

World War One Postcards

A recent trip to the antique store produced three World War One era postcards. It is rare for me to find European postcards with World War One subjects but in this case I found three! The first one features a German Dragoon in full dress uniform. His unit is Dragoon Regiment “Prinz Carl” according to the […]

World War One Reading

World War One Reading

I haven’t been writing much but have been reading so I’d thought I’d share my latest books on WW1 along with brief reviews should anyone be interested. My first plunge was John Keegan’s The First World War. Keegan’s book is written at a strategic level-a kind of movement of armies type book that gives an excellent feel to […]

US Marine Drill Team and Fat Albert

US Marine Drill Team and Fat Albert

Today is Veteran’s Day in the US. The date was originally set aside to commemorate Armistice Day, November 11th, 1918. On that date the guns fell silent and WW1 ended. In the UK and Commonwealth Countries the day is called, “Remembrance Day” in memory of the fallen. The United States did not enter WW1 until […]

Send Mail_Doughboy to Loved Ones Back Home

Send Mail_Doughboy to Loved Ones Back Home

Since the inception of email, texting and other forms of instant communications letter and post card writing are disappearing, One would wonder how historians will document the Afghan War when they will not have access to the thousands if not millions of emails that have passed between the service men and women and their families […]

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