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Day 1100: The Stranger's Child

I had the oddest experience with The Stranger’s Child. Although it was well written and sounded like something I would be interested in, for a while every time I started to read it, I fell asleep. 494 more words


You Take Yours, I'll Take Mines

More than a century after the start of World War I, the area surrounding Verdun, France is still an unbelievably dangerous place.

The Zone Rouge (Red Zone) is a region near Verdun, France spanning some 460 square miles of mostly virgin forest – at least on the surface.

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The Troops

The Best World War I Movies

Writing about the 2001 tv movie “The Lost Battalion” forced me to think of other movies focused on “the Great War,” which was supposed to be the war to end wars and to make the world safe for democracy. 1,823 more words


The dust that falls from dreams

“Christmas is such a trial,’ said Mrs McCosh. ‘I do most sincerely wish the Lord had been born at some other time.”

The dust that falls from Dreams ~ Louis de Bernieres… 262 more words


Methodist ministers at War: Wesleyan chaplains of World War I

Dr Gareth Lloyd writes:

On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany starting the countries involvement in what became known as the Great War. 707 more words


General William Sibert

A skilled engineer, General William Sibert led the First Division initially in France during World War I.  Sibert was an engineering officer who had won accolades for his work on the construction of the Panama Canal Zone.  244 more words