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Sidewalk maker: A. Soda

Andrea Soda was born in southern Italy, near Provenza, in 1877, and came to America in 1907 with his wife Margherita (nee Argenta). He was listed in the 1908 directory as a cement worker. 288 more words


16 September 1917 - Ground attack

19 Squadron carried out a range of ground attack activities today. Their patrol first spotted an artillery barrage and so they headed in that direction. Lieutenant Robert Lynedoch Graham fired at a body of troops from 500 feet, then he and Lieutenant Alexander Augustus Norman Dudley (Jerry) Pentland took a zig-zag course up the trenches for half an hour at 200 feet firing at the Germans wherever they saw them. 214 more words


14 September 1917 - Tinkerman

James McCudden started his career with the Royal Engineers in 1910 before transferring to the RFC in 1913 as an Air Mechanic. He spent the next two years as a mechanic and part time unofficial observer. 254 more words


The Day after Katia

Opening his eyes on the morning of 6th August, William greeted an angry dawn sky with trepidation.   His mind was fuzzy.  He had wrestled with demons all night and they continued to blur in and out of reality. 749 more words

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