Category Archives: WWI

WWI, aircraft, and history

Men of the First War in the Third Dimension – Excerpt

The museum is a result of three generations of a family that, unlike others, took opportunities to talk to the people who were there, who made the history. Continue reading

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German aircraft shoots down balloon, gets shot down

Ewan was very impressed to watch this video and realize he had just been holding in his hand pieces of that actual shot-down airplane. Continue reading

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Sturmpanzerwagen – the Imperial Crawler

The Germans stuffed 18 men inside this tank, along with engine fumes, noise, fuel, ammunition, and any other supplies. Continue reading

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Mark I Tank

A large metal thing coming through the fog that bullets wouldn’t stop and which kept shooting at you was nighmarish enough to make frontline German troops break and run from the first attack. Continue reading

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Rose of No Man’s Land

The nurses were often very close to the front, sometimes exposed to enemy fire, and daily exposed to battlefield trauma, the results of gas attacks, lice, fever, and every other disease the soldiers suffered. Continue reading

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Lowry AFB Commemorative

Lowry AFB was the original location of the Air Force Academy. Continue reading

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What was Gallipoli?

Gallipoli was a failure of WWI that bred successes in WWII. Continue reading

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Remember the Lusitania

The Lusitania was one of the fastest transatlantic liners at the time and could easily outrun a 1915 U-boat, but this time it didn’t. Continue reading

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Class the Stars Fell On

The West Point Class of 2015 is the centennial class to the Class the Stars Fell On. Will history repeat itself? Continue reading

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Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express

Was Buffalo Bill in the Pony Express, or wasn’t he? Continue reading

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