Tag: World War I

Battle of Waterloo 200th anniversary to be commemorated with re-enactment and educational programme

Ian Harvey
Battle of Waterloo

At its 100th anniversary, the Battle of Waterloo was given little consideration given that it landed in the middle of World War I in June…

‘A very impressive memorial’

Missouri WWI memorial

French village provides backdrop for Missouri WWI memorial More than 4,500 miles from Mid-Missouri near the village of Cheppy, France, sits a memorial dedicated to…

History beneath the stone

Civil War Veteran

Piecing together the legacy of Civil War veteran’s military service By Jeremy P. Amick West of Russellville, Mo., comfortably flanked by a handful of homes…

Ivybridge Man Makes Great Walk to Reflect on the Great War

Ian Harvey
Great War

Outfitted with hobnail boots, a canvas pack and WWI uniform, thirty-three year old Stephen Fletcher sets out on a walk he will always remember, and…

WW1 ATLAS – Review by Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes

This large-scale book has the essence of the look of one produced under the banner of The Times newspaper, but don’t be fooled into thinking…

“Iron Harvest” continues to clear deadly World War I remnants beneath the fields of Flanders


It has been a century since the First World War. The brutal clashes and exchanges of gun fires of the Great War are but a…

Fallen … but not forgotten – US Marines Who Fought In WWI


Traveling on High Street in downtown Jefferson City, Mo., you pass by the Cole County Courthouse where a slender memorial topped by a bronze eagle…

How the Unknown Warrior came to be the symbol of the Great War’s fallen heroes


THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON, 11 NOVEMBER 1920 © IWM (Q 31493)   He was chosen to become a symbol of his fallen…

Obama visits Flanders Field to honor American soldiers who died in the Great War


Wesley J. Creech, a private, is among the soldiers buried at the Flanders Field Cemetery. The names of the servicemen who died during the First…

Latvians march to honor World War II allies who fought in Nazi units


The Legionnaires Day was abolished by the Latvian government in 2000. Yet, this did not stop around 1,500 Latvians from marching Sunday last week to…

WWI capsule discovered in war memorial


Workers dismantling the WWI heritage-listed Miranda War Memorial were certainly in for a surprise after discovering a time capsule buried under the structure. The Miranda…

How the Dominance of the Dollar Was Proclaimed Post World War I

Ian Harvey
Dominance of the Dollar

The dollar’s near century-long reign atop the globe was set in stone in the smoldering ruins of war torn Europe. The devastating war would cost…