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4 Places to Discover World War I History

This year, Veterans Day is particularly poignant as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War I.  While many of us recognize the startling images of World War II, the Great War from 1914-1918 remains a little more distant.  1,051 more words

Travel

An Armistice Day thought

I am indebted to my fellow blogger The Bruges Vegan for this highly interesting and relevant post on an additional and often forgotten consequence of the First World War – the millions of animals who suffered and died during those tragic four years. 222 more words

Battlefields

'Traces of Memory' Henry Quick

Yesterday evening I ventured to the preview night of ‘Traces of Memory’ exhibition at Stockport Art Gallery that took place from 7pm to 9pm. It was bloody cold I tell you and I came earlier finding the gallery doors closed, so I waited outside on the marble stairs for an hour. 593 more words

Second Day of the Battlefields Tour, 2014 - the Battles for Ypres

The second day of the battlefields tour included visits to Tyne Cot and Langemarck cemeteries and to the Menin Gate in Ypres.  Throughout our tour, our understanding and appreciation of these monuments was facilitated and made possible by Mr Tillbrook’s expert commentary from which most of the following remarks are drawn (only the inaccuracies are entirely my own – ed.). 563 more words

Events

"Maneuver warfare is not a doctrinal choice, it is an earned benefit" applied to the Civil War?

XBradTC, posted a very powerful quote yesterday:

Further the tension between firepower and maneuver-based doctrines often appears as more of a false dichotomy than self-styled maneuver theorists might allow.

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American Civil War

First Day of Battlefields Tour, 2014 - and the First Day of the Somme

This is turning out to be a great experience for everyone on the ‘tour’ this year – despite initial poor weather, and a few delays on the first day.   202 more words

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Haunted Battlefields

It seems that every battlefield, whether significant or minor, seems to inhabit its share of Civil War ghosts. Experts of the supernatural say that people who die sudden, unexpected, violent deaths are the ones whose souls get caught in limbo. 300 more words