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Entries from March 2016

Americans on the Western Front Pre-1917

March 28th, 2016 · Comments

 Sources:cover_812DFB0E-ECB5-4A19-84BF-1638F15C14

 Ruane, Michael E. "First Americans to  die in WWI may have been volunteers in  French army." Washington Post 14 Feb.  2015. Web. 23 Mar. 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/first-americans-to-die-in-wwi-may-have-been-volunteers-in-french-army/2015/02/14/a1d137de-b2d8-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html

Additional Resources:
http://www.bartleby.com/104/121.html
https://www.neam.org/lafayette-escadrille/americansinfas.html

Tags: enlistment · volunteering · United States of America · French Foreign Legion

Winston Churchill during the Great War

March 22nd, 2016 · Comments

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 Kemp, Adam. Churchill’s First World War. Directed by  Adam Kemp. 2013. United Kingdom: Aenon Limited,  distributed by British Broadcasting Channel. Netflix.
 
 Photograph of Churchill in 1915 as First Lord of  the Admiralty from Woolworth's  Museum, http://www.woolworthsmuseum.co.uk/WWI-WinstonChurchill.html
 
 

Tags: technology · transportation · Britain · Churchill · Winston Churchill

Ersatz

March 18th, 2016 · Comments

Sources:
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Food amd War in Twentieth Century Europe, Edited by Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska, Rachel Duffett, and Alain Drouard. Farnham, GB: Ashgate, 2012.

Other Resources:
 
http://www.instructables.com/id/ACORN-Coffee/
http://foragedfoods.co.uk/how-to-make-acorn-coffee/
http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/899/3/the-british-blockade-during-world-war-i-the-weapon-of-deprivation
 
Image of German ersatz coffee in original package from https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2010/07/12/nothing-like-the-real-thing/
 
 

Tags: technology · ersatz food · Germany · Home Front

The Air War Part II: Pilots, Crewman, and Aces

March 15th, 2016 · Comments

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Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron - Public Domain Photograph

 

Tags: DefaultTag · technology · dog fights · aces · air war

The Rise of Air Power: Part 1: Technological Development

March 8th, 2016 · Comments

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 Biplane - Public Domain Photograph
 
 

Tags: technology · transportation · aces · air war