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Friedrich-August Medal

For once, a WW1 award on this blog! I’ve bought by chance in a flea market. I thought it was a 19th century one, but i’ve discovered that the Friedrich-Agust Medal was created in 1905 and awarded to soldiers during the Great War. 98 more words


August 31 in San Antonio history...

World War I – 1914
Another bomb was dropped on Paris by an aeroplanist yesterday.  Thankfully, it did not explode.  The French government is contemplating moving the seat of government from Paris to Bordeaux to escape the Germans. 127 more words


The 1907 Winter Hat

The Army issue Winter Cap was issued during the Great War primarily to those troops assigned to the North Russia and Siberian Expeditionary Forces, as well as other troops sent to extremely cold climates, but I’ve found it on this picture taken in French Lorraine in 1917-1918 too. 41 more words


Soeur Gabrielle

For this Friday, a drawing made by French artist Georges Goursat, better known under his nickname “Sem”. Aged over 50 at the start of World War I, he was not drafted. 123 more words


Unbarbed wire

I find this picture rather interesting: it was taken during the first weeks of the war and shows, according to the caption (as far as I can remember) a trap for the (German) enemy done with wire. 41 more words


Interview: Hazel Woods, Author of This Is How I'd Love You

Folks, please welcome New Mexico author Hazel Woods to the blog. She’s just released her debut novel, This Is How I’d Love You, a tale set in 1917, on the brink of WWI. 807 more words

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The War Memorial of Beaufort

Even if I’ve spent a good part of my summer vacation time in the French Alps, i.e. rather far (too far) from WW1 front line, it was always possible to find evidences of the conflict in local French villages. 76 more words