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A Hundred Year Wait - Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

Flash Fiction for for Aspiring Writers is a writing challenge hosted by Priceless Joy. It asks us to write a piece of fiction from the photo prompt provided in around 100-150 words – give or take 25 words. 606 more words

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The new Verdun Memorial Museum

Really excited to see the below video for the Verdun Memorial, which is due to open after an extensive redevelopment. It first opened in 1967, and has been extensively modernised to commemorate the centenary of one of the most famous battles of the First World War. 69 more words

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 12, 1918

February 12, 1918

Arose at 8 A.M. (too late for mess)

Finished half cocoanut (sic) pie left from last night.

Worked around G.S.K. in morning. 50 more words


Audio Book Weekend Recommendation: Catastrophe 1914 by Max Hastings

Max Hastings. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.  New York, NY: Knopf, September 24th, 2013. 672 pp.

This is a massive work on the work up to World War One and the first year of the war, authored by a famous military historian named Max Hastings.  395 more words

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 11, 1918

February 11, 1918

Reported aboard 7.15 A.M.

Fixed up stateroom until 8.30 A.M.

Worked around office + G.S. until 2.30 P.M.

Everyone on liberty at 2.30 except Yarnall and myself. 67 more words


Fighting Germans and Jim Crow: African-Americans in the First World War

Harlem Hellfighters in Action

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

One of the things about history is that we tend to forget the sacrifices of men who fought for the ideals of liberty, even when they were denied it themselves. 1,591 more words