WWI

Frank Buckles, 110 Year Old US WWI Combat Veteran

February 2, 2011

Happy Birthday to Frank Buckles of Charlestown, West Virginia! Frank, the last American World War I Veteran celebrates his 110th birthday today. He joined the army in 1917 and was an ambulance driver on the western front. He was also held prisoner in WWII as a civilian. Source: Facebook Related Posts:The German War, A Nation […]

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Sergeant Alvin York

November 21, 2010

Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964)       During World War I, a man with mixed emotions about killing became a killing machine and a  national hero. Praised for his godliness and piety, Alvin York refused to fight at first because he had claimed conscientious objector status. Born in rural […]

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Lawrence Of Arabia Helped Mastermind Guerrilla Warfare In The Mideast

August 27, 2010

On June 10th 1916, Sherif Hussein Ibn Ali, Emir of Mecca, fired a shot into the air and thus signaled the beginning of Arab revolt against the Ottoman Turks. Immediately the Arab forces under Sherif surrounded, overwhelmed and captured a 1500 man Turkish garrison at Mecca. Royal Navy seaplanes and Handley Page Bombers supported Arab […]

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The Gigantic German Heavy Tank. The K Wagen

August 17, 2010

Two of these behemoth prototype heavy tanks were built by Germany around 1917. Originally planned to weigh 165 tons, it was shortened and the prototypes weighed 120 tons. It was so big, nothing could carry it except a train or a ship and only then in pieces. It might have actually seen battle but the […]

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Early German WWI Monoplane: The Taube

December 14, 2009

“The Taube Monoplane. 1914. Built in Germany by the Rumpler Factory at the outbreak of WWI, approximately one-half of the German Military Services’ 250 reconnaissance aircraft were Taubes. The plane used various engines of about 100hp.” The Taube was a fighter, a bomber and a surveillance plane. It was built by Rumpler, a German Aircraft […]

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Harry Patch, WWI Veteran, Dies.

August 7, 2009

Reporting from Wells, England — The cathedral bells pealed for an entire hour, tolling not just one man’s death but the passing of an era. Harry Patch was 111 when he died two weeks ago, and his body was laid to rest Thursday after a memorial service here in the medieval city of Wells, in […]

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The First African American Combat Pilot Was Not A Tuskegee Airman.

May 30, 2009

His SPAD had an image of a dagger through a heart and the saying: “Taut Song Qui Est Rouge…”

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