This is a story that just doesn’t seem to end. After declaring the Spring Valley cleanup finished (click here to read about this), authorities in Washington, DC now have another WW1 chemical weapons dump site on their hands. You can read about this here. An in-depth explanation of how and why these sites came into existence and why there may be more still to be found can be read by clicking here.
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Recently we posted about Dennis Cross, his blog and his new book version on the blog. You can read this post by clicking here.
Dennis has released the second volume of his work, which covers the months from June 1914 through April 1917. You can get these books from Amazon and they’re free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member.
Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia, is fighting a battle to regain the property confiscated during World War II. He has a slight problem because of an ancestor who supported Hitler.
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Awhile back we reported on a chemical weapons dump from WW1 located in toney Northwest DC. This site is now considered safe (click here for the whole story) but another site has been unearthed a few miles away. Click here for this story.
At the north end of ANZAC Cove on the Gallipoli peninsula is a large free-standing tablet which bears this text:
‘Those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives! You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country. Therefore rest in peace. There is no difference between the Johnnies and Mehmets to us where they lie side by side here in this country of ours. You, the mothers, who sent their sons from far away countries wipe away your tears; your sons are now lying in our bosom and are in peace. After having lost their lives on this land they have become our sons as well.’
In the midst of the current pandemic, I found this scholarly article from the journal Public Health Reports about the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic/ Published in 2010, it’s chock full of data, more about this subject than I’ve ever seen in one place. Give it a glance by clicking here.
I realize that few of you are going to be able to visit Gloucestershire in England, but please read this story about an artist named Jackie Lantelli who makes sculptures out of chicken wire and has created this unique World War One memorial. Click here for the story.
In April of 2017 we ran an article about E. M. Viquesney and his iconic “Spirit of the American Doughboy” statues. Click here to read the article.
There are only around 150 of these still on display in the country. Sedalia in central Missouri has one, and it was damaged by careless behavior occurring on July 4th. You can read the latest news report about the incident by clicking here.
On July 28th, 1918 President Woodrow Wilson ordered that the flag of Serbia, which was then under Austro-Hungarian occupation, be flown beside the U.S. Flag at the White House.
You can read more about American-Serbian relations during WW1 by clicking here.