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3 May 1915

By now Sir Ian Hamilton had lost over a quarter of his fighting force at Helles and desperately needed reinforcements. Churchill, Fisher and Kitchener, acting on the British and French… 136 more words

George Calderon

IN FLANDERS FIELDS World War I Poem Written 100 Years Ago Today

100 Years ago today, the famous & haunting poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS was written by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae in 1915. He was moved to compose it after the hellish Battle of Ypres in Belgium, where mustard gas was first used in the trenches.  116 more words

Another eminent Calderon

I picked up The Second I Saw You: The True Love Story of Rupert Brooke and Phyllis Gardner at Waterstones recently and, as I always do with newly published Edwardiana, went straight to the index to see if ‘Calderon’ featured in it. 508 more words

George Calderon

100th Anniversary: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania

On May 7, 1915 Alexandria resident, British national and second cabin passenger John Booth lost his life off the Irish Coast while cruising aboard the RMS Lusitania. 1,182 more words


First World War: Deseronto deaths

With last week’s post about Jack Martin, we saw the 100th anniversary of the first death of a Deseronto man in World War I. In total, 40 of the Deseronto and Tyendinaga men who signed up to the Canadian Expeditionary Force had died by the end of 1918. 262 more words


Remembering World War I in Delaware: Germany Bombs Dunkirk with Immense Guns

Delaware Soldiers  Captain Abram Halprin, Corporal Gilbert Robinson Taylor, and Private Norwood Harris are honored this week. Headlines from the Wilmington Sunday Star indicate an increase in Germany’s belligerence. 62 more words

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Modern GLBTQI fiction of the Great War

Ten authors – in thirteen stories – explore the experiences of GLBTQI people during World War I. In what ways were their lives the same as or different from those of other people? 78 more words

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