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Legends and More from the First World War

It’s only natural that when governments clamp down on news from the front that citizens take the slightest tidbit and make it into a story. In other cases, the truth stands as a story so amazing, it doesn’t need embellishment. … Continue reading

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Taking Care

Nothing advances medicine more than war. The injuries inflicted on soldiers and civilians evolve because of advances in weaponry. And while World War 1 was the first fully industrial war, the US Civil War foreshadowed the horrors to come with … Continue reading

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The First International Aid Movement

I grew up in an age of international aid. Any time a disaster happens in the world, nations come together to provide medical, food, and other supplies to those effected. Earthquakes in Haiti, Tsunamis in Japan and Indonesia, or Hurricanes in … Continue reading

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A Hundred Years Ago

For women, remaining single today doesn’t carry the same stigma as it did 100 years ago. You know the words associated with single women—spinster, old maid, dependent aunt, family drudge. Single women were pretty much seen as a burden to … Continue reading

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Communication is Key

Communication is key in war. And I don’t mean among the armed forces on both sides of the conflict. I refer to the soldiers and their families, between those behind enemy lines and those on the home front. Long before … Continue reading

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Once We were United

In 1917 when U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany, the entire nation went to war. Families didn’t just send their sons and daughters overseas, they too were expected to make sacrifices. None other than Herbert Hoover (future president) … Continue reading

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Going from Here to Over There

On the groups I belong to, I often see the question if American troops in World War 1 really mattered. The short answer is yes. When the US entered the war, the allies believed the battles would continue to rage … Continue reading

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