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100 years ago: Cuthbert 'Bert' Beaubien enlisted

On this day in 1914, Cuthbert Beaubien, an electrician, enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec. He was born on Amherst Island on August 16th, 1891, the son of William Beaubien and Jane McCormick. 75 more words

1910s

War News - The Circus in War, and Children Give Soldiers Cigarettes

Kaiser Adopts Circus Methods

New war photograph showing German reservists putting up tents at Tempeldofer field, near Berlin, and transporting the great tents used too give shelter to German troops. 599 more words

1914

Kittie's feelings

Kittie Calderon also wrote almost every day to George, but thirty years later she directed that her letters be burned after her death and only one has survived (from which I shall quote on 22 September).   140 more words

The Great War

The Harlem Hellfighters

This week we go back, all the way back to the First World War and take a look at one of the best graphic novels I read this summer:  1,369 more words

Comic Books

The Great War - 1914 -18 - The War to End all Wars!

The Great War – 1914 -18

The War to End all Wars!

By Chris Elliott

We have great pleasure to be able to share with our local readers the opportunity of acquiring a splendid a… 186 more words

News

Russian goals in the July Crisis (WWI in Real Time, Lecture 6)

Today’s lecture was very much a companion to Tuesday’s (which laid out for us German preferences in the July Crisis), as we fleshed out the other side of the equation that would take the world from an Austro-Serbian war to a general conflict involving the other Great Powers: specifically, Russia. 566 more words

Teaching

Injuries, Indignities, and Outrage

On the first day of June 1812, President James Madison delivered an address to Congress apprising them of the “injuries and indignities” affecting the nation. American citizens had been “torn away from their country and from everything dear to them” by a nation who had not declared war on the United States, but who was determined to use U.S. 499 more words

America