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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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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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1917 Harleys

Motorcycles in the First World War? Yes – in fact a Harley motorcycle was the first vehicle into Germany across the lines after the Armistice in World War I. Continue reading

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Update on WWI Museum

Andy Parks, director of the VAFM museum, who personally met many WWI pilots and has a great collection of their souvenirs, is excited about the War Horse movie. Continue reading

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Hat in the Ring Squadron

“That situation was not going to continue. I do not like to come in second.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes – part 2

“If all of you pilots had parachutes,” he told me coldly, “then you’d be inclined to use them on the slightest pretext, and the Air Service would lose planes that might otherwise have been brought down safely.” Continue reading

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Pilots without parachutes

I was amazed when I learned that WWI pilots had no parachutes. Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen scores a victory

“At about a hundred meters altitude he tried to escape toward the Front by flying zigzag, making his plane a difficult target to hit.” Continue reading

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Manfred von Richthofen salutes the English

God save the King! –Manfred von Richthofen Continue reading

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