World War I


A Second Monroe Bryant Potentially Opens A Nasty Door

Second of three parts When last we met we learned from Monroe Bryant how not to volunteer for military service. Around the same time that Monroe Bryant had stolen money from the Navy recruiting office in Corpus Christi, Texas, the FBI (then known as the Bureau of Investigation) conducted a sweep of so-called “draft delinquents” in San Antonio. Among the …Continue reading →

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Veterans Day 2008

Our Veterans Day post, on this 90th anniversary of the end of World War I, is called “The Pyrrhic Monument at Meuse-Argonne.” You can find it at The Peripatetic Graveyard Rabbit.

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Armistice Day: All Quiet on the Western Front

At eleven a.m. on November 11, 1918, a cease-fire went into effect in France between the Allied Powers and Germany, effectively ending “The War to End All Wars.” This day was thereafter known as Armistice Day in the United States and Remembrance Day in the British Commonwealth. For many years, a moment of silence was observed or bells tolled at …Continue reading →

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