Tag Archives: WW I
This isn’t the first Christmas to be impacted by an epidemic. And, back then, people had the aftereffects of a world war to deal with as well. https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/2018/12/14/history-spanish-influenza-almost-stopped-christmas-coming/2313286002
Music has helped both civilians and troops get through wars.
The 1918 pandemic did not get the name ‘Spanish Influenza’ because it originated in Spain, or, as was thought at the time, because Spain was the country hardest hit by it. Spanish Influenza was called Spanish Influenza because it started during WW I, when most countries were censoring information about a lot of things, including […]
November’s history based or bygone era book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank by David Lee Miller (WW II) The Little Hen & The Great War by Jennifer Beck (WW I) Renato & The Lion by Barbara DiLorenzo (WW II) Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 9: All Aboard! by […]
May obviously wasn’t a good month for twentieth-century trans-Atlantic travellers to set out in. Over twenty years before the Hindenburg met its fiery end, a German U-Boat sunk the passenger ship Lusitania. (May 7th, 1915.) http://www.pbs.org/lostliners/lusitania.html
That’s me, in 1964, by the grave of an uncle I never met. My father, and five more uncles (two paternal, three maternal) returned from WW II, but Andrew Stewart Duke was killed in a military accident and lies in Brookwood Military Cemetery in England. Another uncle, Daniel Harrison, died when his bomber went down […]
One hundred years ago, something momentous occurred. WW I was raging throughout Europe, and despite Pope Benedict XV’s plea for Christmas Day to be a day of peace, the head honchos on both sides refused to call an official cease fire. On Christmas Eve, however, common soldiers on each side could hear the other side […]