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Fortney: First World War uniforms go from private collection to Calgary showcase

Like many teenage boys, Victor Taboika grew up fascinated with all things military. “I was 13 or 14 when I bought a First World War bayonet,” recalls the now 59-year-old Calgarian. 716 more words

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George Grosz exhibition in London

This video says about itself:

“George Grosz’s Ecce Homo” presented by Max Waterhouse

Max Waterhouse presents the ‘Ecce Homo’ suite by George Grosz, one of the most celebrated major artists of the 20th century.

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The Great War and Faith in America

The conflict triggered by a 20-year-old fanatic with a Browning semi-automatic pistol in the faraway Balkans changed politics, economics, and social culture. But what is often overlooked is the impact the global conflict had on the spiritual condition of America. 2,354 more words


Royal Navy Cruiser Classifications 1870s to World War One

Understanding the history of warship classification can be a rather mind-boggling affair. The trouble is that after the 1850s time never stood still as far as the development of naval technology went. 1,042 more words


War Birds

(Oshkosh, Wisconsin) Our friend Sally Carpenter introduced us to the amazing EAA AirVenture Museum at the intersection of  highways 41 and 44, and we spent the better part of a good day perusing their collection of more than 200 historic airplanes.   129 more words


The 'strange aftermath' at Anzac

After the Turks’ failed general attack on 19 May, over three thousand corpses lay directly in front of the Anzac trenches. In the hot sun the dead presented a real sanitary risk and the calling of the wounded was unbearable. 135 more words

George Calderon

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Please help us to identify this event

It has been suggested that the crowd is farewelling either the 35th or 36th Battalion from Broadmeadow Station, Newcastle, NSW in May 1916. 78 more words