Tag: World War I

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Texas Veterans Monument Mysteriously Damaged

A mystery surrounds what caused the destruction of four commemorative granite tablets, part of a Central Texas war veterans monument, the weekend before Memorial Day.

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Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell: A Different Kind of Courage

This year marks the hundred-year anniversary of some of America’s most important battles in World War I. That makes it a fitting time to reflect on the achievements of some of the war’s forgotten heroes, including Boston’s own Charles Leo O’Connor.

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Pinkerton — From Politics to Passchendaele: Case Studies in Frustration and Victory

If we look beyond politics to a most extreme example of massed persistence—World War One’s Battle of Passchendaele, a century ago—we might gain insight into the value of adjusting one’s strategy in the face of heavy fire. And in fact, as we shall see, disaster in the short run can sometimes sow the seeds of long-run success.

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Historian Jonathan Casey on the History and Impact of World War I

Jonathan Casey, archivist and Edward Jones Research Center manager at the National World War I Museum, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday during a special Memorial Day episode to discuss the history and impact of World War I.

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America Commemorates World War I Centennial

Senior Curator at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Doran Cart, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Thursday to discuss the centennial commemoration of the U.S. entering World War I on April 6, 1917.

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The 100th Anniversary of the Tank

As a British artillery barrage on the Western Front subsided on September 15, 2016, the German Army was shocked by the emergence from the smoke and fog of the first tank.

In this May 27, 2016 photo, Zachariah Fike, founder of the organization Purple Hearts Reunited, holds in St. Albans, Vt., a certificate issued to a World War I service member wounded in battle. Fike's Vermont-based non-profit group Purple Hearts Reunited is working to return 100 medals and certificates by next …

Veteran Races Against Time to Return WWI Purple Hearts

A group that seeks to reunite lost Purple Hearts with service members or their descendants is embarking on an ambitious project: to return 100 such medals or certificates earned in World War I before the 100th anniversary next April of the United States’ entry into the conflict.

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Rudyard Kipling’s Son’s Remains Found from WWI

At the height of his career Rudyard Kipling was Britain’s most popular writer. The first Briton to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, he remains the youngest ever winner.

Originally published in The Illustrated London News, January 9, 1915. The Illustrated London News's illustration of the Christmas Truce: "British and German Soldiers Arm-in-Arm Exchanging Headgear: A Christmas Truce between Opposing Trenches" The subcaption reads "Saxons and Anglo-Saxons fraternising on the field of battle at the season of peace and …

101 Years Ago Today, Christmas Truce Halted World War I

One hundred and one years ago, the Christmas Truce of 1914 was a spontaneous cease-fire and a day of Christian brotherhood for both sides of the No Man’s Land along the Western Front. The event was kept secret by senior military officers and government censors as an embarrassing breakdown in military discipline.

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Veterans Day: The American Devotion to Military Service

It is a long-term and striking characteristic of the American people to show particular devotion to their soldiers. The famed French observer of American life, Alexis de Tocqueville, understood in the 1830’s how the people of a participatory republic like the United States would be both fierce in war and show an uncommon devotion to those who had served in the military.

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‘Endangered Species’: Christianity at the Brink of Extinction in Turkey

The Christian population of Turkey is evaporating rapidly. The nation, a NATO member since 1952, has experienced a reduction in its Christian population from 20% 100 years ago to only 0.2% today. The latest blow in the community occurred at the Hagia Sophia during Easter holy week.

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Turkey Calls EU and Pope’s Recognition of Armenian Genocide an ‘Evil Front’

The Armenian genocide is a very sensitive subject with Turkey, as it prefers to think of that horrendous century-old bloodbath as a military clash with the Ottoman Empire, which the Armenians lost very badly–badly enough to kill about 1.5 million of the 2 million Christian Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire at the time, to be specific.

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Tom Cotton Proves: History is Wasted on the Old

Bob Schieffer could barely contain his outrage at Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) for daring to warn the Iranian leadership that any nuclear deal would have to be ratified by the Senate, under the U.S. Constitution, to be binding. As Cotton explained in his appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Iran is clearly not hearing that from the Obama administration itself, which is desperate to achieve “peace at any price,” rather than using constitutional constraints as leverage to force a better deal.