WW1

Private Michael Fuchs, Bavarian Death Card, 1915

Private Michael Fuchs, Bavarian Death Card, 1915

Private Michael Fuchs a farmer from Unterhohenstetten, Bavaria…
Owner of the Iron Cross
Who, in the fighting of the war in France, in Rheims,¬† on the 7th of March, 1915 died a hero’s death.
He is at peace! Honor his memory!
Do not look for me on earth! I greet you from the stars!

They Shall Not Grow Old

They Shall Not Grow Old

On December 17th myself, two friends and my son went to see They Shall Not Grow Old-a powerful movie\documentary that chronicles the experiences of the average British soldier in the Great War. The movie will be again shown on the 27th in the US. The Imperial War Museum gave director Peter Jackson of Lord of […]

Who was Gunther Grunau?

Who was Gunther Grunau?

The above picture on the left shows Gunther Gronau at age 14 holding an American flag. The picture on the right shows Mr. Gronau in 1939. This side-by-side picture and most of the ones below appeared in the July 24th issue of Life Magazine. The pictures were not part of a feature article that Life […]

H.M.S. Aboukir

H.M.S. Aboukir

Illustrated London News October 21, 1914 Dead on the Filed of Honor: Naval and Military Officers who have been killed on active service In the October 3, 1914 issue of my London Illustrated News there is a two page photograph record of the British Army and Navy officers killed in combat in the preceding month. […]

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 […]

A7V Mephisto German Tank WW1

A7V Mephisto at Villers-Bretonneux 1918.  Mephisto was captured by the 15th Australian Brigade and now on display in the Brisbane, Queensland museum.  It is the only surviving original German tank from WW1.  Aberdeen in the USA had one but broke it up for scrap  Eventually 20 A7Vs were built, most lost in combat, broken down, […]