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100th 11.11.11

1918 … at “the eleventh hour on the 11th day of the 11th month,” an eerie stillness fell across the battlefields of Europe. Armistice Day, officially recognized by President Wilson in 1919, is still observed throughout the world with many … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Testament of Youth (4 stars)

Testament of Youth Released: January 2015 Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Read Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain: January/February 2015 Rating:  4 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  In 1914, Vera Brittain overcomes the restraints on women of the time to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Water Diviner (4.5 stars)

The Water Diviner Released: December 2014 (Australia) and April 2015 (America) Watched Netflix BluRay: February 2016 Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Four years after the Battle of Gallipoli, Australian farmer Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) travels to Turkey to … Continue reading

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How The Sinking Of The Lusitania Heralded An Entirely New Kind Of War

http://io9.com/how-the-sinking-of-the-lusitania-heralded-an-entirely-n-1702800197 A less gentlemanly kind of war.  Interesting short history on this 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: Testament of Youth by Brittain (4 stars)

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain 4 out of 5 stars Read in January/February 2015 Synopsis (via GoodReads): In 1914, just as war was declared, 20 year-old Vera Brittain was preparing to study at Oxford. Four years later, her life—and … Continue reading

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Trench Warfare in World War I Was a Smarter Strategy Than You Realize

http://io9.com/trench-warfare-in-world-war-i-was-a-smarter-strategy-th-1637657733 And this article ties in nicely with my Great War Great Read reading project. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Book Review: The Guns of August by Tuchman (4 Stars)

The Guns of August by Barbara W. Tuchman Read by John Lee Winner of the Pulitzer Price for General Nonfiction 1963 4 out of 5 stars Thanks to Barbara, I now know more about the first month of World War … Continue reading

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Update from the Eastern Front

My grandmother, Doris, often wished she could reconnect with her mother’s relatives in Europe in her latter years.  But the ravages of two World Wars followed by the dropping of the Iron Curtain across most of eastern Europe made genealogical … Continue reading

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Article: World looks much like it did in 1914, on the brink of World War I

World looks much like it did in 1914, on the brink of World War I http://www.kansascity.com/2013/08/27/4440774/obligation-and-opportunity-centennial.html I seem to be drawn to world history a century ago lately.   First Downton Abbey, now Rin-Rin-Tin. Probably time I revisited the museum under … Continue reading

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Movie Review: War Horse (2011)

War Horse (2011) 4 out of 5 stars I found this film difficult to watch.   Spielberg is a master at tugging my heart to places it fears to tread.  And this horse went to places of heart-stopping beauty and through … Continue reading

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