Tag Archive | World War I

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cossacks and a Zepplin _Stereotypic slide

Cossacks and a Zepplin _Stereotypic slide

Down below the first two pics is my latest find from an antique store in Delavan, WI. The stereotypic  image portrays Russian Cossacks shooting down a German Zeppelin. There is no way to date the image but it would have to be either WW1 (1914-1918) or post-war. Although the eastern front in WW1 receives little attention […]

To Hell with Kaiser Bill!

To Hell with Kaiser Bill!

I’m reading, The Last of the Doughboys: The Forgotten Generation and Their Forgotten World War by Richard Rubin. Rubin had this great idea to interview living American veterans of World War One. Frankly, it was a race against the clock since all survivors of the Great War were well over 100 years old by the […]