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Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom?* (Part Two)

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


Teen's body discovered on Nuns' Island being treated as suspicious death

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


One Hundred Years After the End of World War One

Unidentified Photographer, , 1918 (2010.83.15)

The grave of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt near Seringes [Seringes-et-Nesle.]. Madame Cagnet has assumed the duty of caring for the grave.

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Fans In A Flashbulb

November 11, 1918: The Last Casualty of the Great War of 1914-1918

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

World War I

Old Guards

“When the dust settled and clouds dispersed corpsmen from both sides started to sift through their dead and dragged the ones that were still calling out their mother in agony. 108 more words


Verdun Farewell

I think the Battle of Verdun is a bit distant in the British consciousness. When it comes to World War I, we have the Somme… 1,386 more words

A Star for Mrs. Blake

As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I, I am reminded of a book of fiction I read over a year ago and wrote briefly about… 535 more words