In 1879, Auguste Rodin entered a competition to design a war memorial honoring the Parisians who defended the city while it was under siege during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71). 1,383 more words
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Montreal police are investigating what they consider to be a suspicious death after a teenager’s body was found on Nuns’ Island.
Police spokesperson Andrée-Anne Picard said the body of a 17-year-old boy was discovered around 7:10 a.m. 123 more words
On the morning of November 11, the 313th Infantry Regiment freed Etraye, Damvillers and Crepion.
Excerpt from Tompkins’ Maryland Fighters in the Great War:
Nine o’clock on November 11 — two hours before the war ended — found the Three Hundred and Thirteenth at , at the edge of more than 30 square kilometers of French territory it had helped to wrest from the Germans in 11 days — 30 square kilometers that had been the iron hinge to the door opening toward Germany — the last of that “invincible Verdun resistance,” broken by one regiment of Maryland doughboys, “scrapped” by another. 571 more words