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Review: The Shoemaker's Wife by Adriana Trigiani

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The majestic and haunting beauty of the Italian Alps is the setting of the first meeting of Enza, a practical beauty, and Ciro, a strapping mountain boy, who meet as teenagers, despite growing up in villages just a few miles apart. 414 more words

This day in history....World War I begins

On this day in history, World War I began in 1914 and became known as the Great War because of its global cast. Triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Yugoslav nationalist, the diplomatic crisis caused international alliances in place over decades to be invoked. 99 more words

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Chinese Australians in WWI

“If Australia is good enough to live in, it is good enough to fight for. I hope to live in it again after the war.” 
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The ‘pitch’ was full of holes. None of the players cared. About that or the biting cold, rain, or mud.

Time stopped for two white flags and one football. 21 more words

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WWI books that I've read

(Note: some of these books are set after the war and feature war veterans and some are set during the war but it isn’t their main focus.) 371 more words

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During the First World War 1,270 Institution members went on active service. Between the 1st July and 18th November 1916, the Somme Offensive claimed many lives including those of 14 members. 758 more words