Tag Archives: WWI

Remembrance Day

In these USA we have observed Armistice Day, commemorating the 11th day of the 11th month when, at the 11 hour, 99 years ago, hostilities ceased and WWI closed. This coincides with US Veteran’s Day and UK Remembrance Day. … Continue reading

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The 1914 Christmas Truce

From History.com:
Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols. At certain points along the eastern and western fronts, the soldiers … Continue reading

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28 July 1914 – WORLD AT WAR – 100th anniversay of WWI

One hundred years ago, World War I began. The world hasn’t been the same since.
Today a friend sent a pic from Business Insider which I now share.

The other photos give a sense of what trench warfare was like.
I may have … Continue reading

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World War I – 100 years out

28 July is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I.
CNS has a brief video you might like to view.  Interesting footage of Pope Benedict XV.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfYuOxUWyC0&feature=player_embedded

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Of GI bones and Combat Rosaries and a 90 year burial delayed

This is a great email.  For your Just Too Cool file!
RE: the Combat Rosaries, I received mine (ordered several for family members) today and, holding them, recalled how blessed I was in July 2010 to attend the Catholic burial (with … Continue reading

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In living, and dying, color.

Someone sent a link to rare color photos from World War II.
Here is one:

And another:

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