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  • Sherman M4 Tank
    The taste of Brad Pitt’s fury is bittersweet
    A story well told.Intense is an understatement… proof resides in my stiff neck that was held in suspense for 2 hours (or was it 15 minutes… holding your breath then cheering to the point of frustrating heart break).Classic characters...
  • 'Blackadder Goes Forth'
    DVD review: Blackadder Goes Forth'
    In its short, four series run in the 80s, 'Blackadder' made a huge impact in shaping much of what we know of English comedy.Shall we explore the fourth and final run, 'Blackadder Goes Forth'?Captain Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson) is...
  • The Marne
    9/11-14: ISIS, the Marne and The Star-Spangled Banner
    Today marks the thirteenth anniversary of that infamous day in American history when Islamist terrorists hijacked three planes to destroy the Twin Towers and the Pentagon; and the second anniversary of that infamous day in Benghazi when a...
  • Indian Harbor
    Greenwich Historical Society celebrates Great Estates in exhibit
    Now through the end of August there is still time to visit the Greenwich Historical Society, http://www.greenwichhistory.org located on 39 Strickland Road in Cos Cob to view their summer exhibition titled Enjoying the Country Life, Greenwich's...
  • World War I memories in photographs brought home by Otis Franklin Taylor
    World War I memories in photographs brought home by Otis Franklin Taylor
    Otis or Ottis Franklin Taylor, (1891-1953) Bloomfield, Johnson County, Illinois wrote, "Keep these cards & I will explain them when I come home from Frank." His collection contains over a hundred photographs and printed booklets. His...
  • French invade Alsace
    American Exceptionalism and France's WWI invasion of Germany 100 years ago today
    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the August 7, 1914 WWI invasion by France of the Alsace Rhineland taken by Germany in 1870 Franco-Prussian War. Germany had already provided France with a causus belli when it had invaded neutral Luxembourg and...
  • World War I postcard home from KY basic training
    World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta
    World War I resources at the National Archives at Atlanta offer valuable historical data. The researcher may be searching for a specific family member in the W.W.I draft cards or a topic such as the aviation and the balloon school. The National...
  • Kalimedgan Belgrade fortress
    Actual beginning of WWI, albeit via a pinprick, occurred 100 years ago today
    Numerous articles and commentary since June 28, 2014 have heralded that centennial anniversary of the assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne by Serbian nationalists during his visit to his empire's provincial Bosnian capitol...
  • World War I
    World War I: A look at past, present photos on the 100-year anniversary
    July 28, 2014, marks the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, and a moment that would change the history of everyone forever. The Journal.IE reported a bit on the history of the first day of World War I, and how global superpowers...
  • A hundred years after start of WWI the Ottoman Empire returns
    A hundred years after start of WWI the Ottoman Empire returns
    On June 29, just one day after the 100th anniversary of the assassination of the Arch-Duke Franz Ferdinand, the extremist group known as theIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), declared the establishment of a new Caliphate, or fully...
  • Gavrilo Princip
    Bosnian Serbs erect statue of Franz Ferdinand assassin on 100 year anniversary
    100 years ago today Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a group of six nationalist assassins made up of five Serbs and one Bosnian Muslim. This historical landmark is universally known as the event that triggered the...
  • Historic Headline: A Memorial Day in 1918
    Historic Headline: A Memorial Day in 1918
    At the end of 1918, the University of Utah Daily Chronicle ran a memorial day message:The fighting is over; the list of casualties is almost complete; the epidemic of influenza has all but run its course; and now at the end the service flag of the...
  • The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig
    'The Ashford Affair' by Lauren Willig: Great historical fiction
    "The Ashford Affair" by accomplished author Lauren Willig is a perfect novel for readers wanting a bit of history, a bit of travel, a bit of English aristocracy, and a bit of romance. She seamlessly combines all those elements in this...
  • WWI Film Festival in Gallup:  100th Anniversary of the start of the Great War
    WWI Film Festival in Gallup: 100th Anniversary of the start of the Great War
    Gallup, New Mexico, named America's Most Patriotic Small Town, will honor the nation's veterans during a special afternoon event on Saturday, January 4.The historic El Morro Theatre will screen three movies focusing on America's...
  • Veterans Day 2013
    Honoring America's veterans
    On Veterans Day, we are given the opportunity to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all our U.S. servicemen and women who fought and often died preserving our freedom and way of life.Many Americans often confuse Veterans Day with another day...