Browsing All posts tagged under »World War I«

A Centennial reminder… WW1 on the brain

February 10, 2013 by


Just last week, while going through boxes still remaining from my move, I came across a small bag of buttons. I was glad to find them, and they served as a reminder that the centennial of the First World War (though I can’t say for sure that some aren’t vintage WW2) is not too far […]

War Horse… my take on it

January 15, 2012 by


Rarely taking the opportunity to write about World War I (much less anything else as of late 🙂 ), I have to say… regarding War Horse, well, it’s not just a World War I movie… but that’s cool, really, because, overall, it’s just a rich, enjoyable movie. In fact, I got the sense that it […]

The South and her contributions to the US military since the American Civil War

October 9, 2011 by


I have no doubt that the South has, through the years since the American Civil War, contributed significant numbers to the ranks of the US military… and has much to be proud of, for her contributions. But, when it comes down to a break-down of numbers… has the South contributed more than the geographic area […]

Three generations of Conrads from Winchester

July 16, 2011 by


As those who read this blog know, I have a couple of interests other than the American Civil War, and, occasionally, wires cross… not for the worse, but usually resulting in something interesting. Take for example, my interests in the 116th Infantry from the Shenandoah Valley in the First World War. One of the men […]

Is the First World War small in importance in the U.S.?

June 15, 2011 by


I’ve still got that post coming about the Jessie Scout, but, I’ve been thinking… Is the First World War one of the least examined wars in the history of the United States? If so, why do you think so? If not, why? Maybe you should read this Memorial Day write-up (from 2008) by UVa Prof. […]

Better than pictures; a few interviews with Frank Buckles

March 5, 2011 by


Making a case for “the others who are gone”: “The First World War is not understood, or well remembered in the United States”:

Hey, Congress! We, the People, want to honor OUR last World War I veteran, APPROPRIATELY.

March 5, 2011 by


As most everyone should know by know, our last World War I veteran passed away earlier this week. No, Frank Buckles didn’t cross the no-man’s land, fighting from trench to trench. He wasn’t one of the famous flyboys. He wasn’t an officer. He wasn’t even wounded. BUT, he was there, and he was the last […]