All posts tagged WWI

Why I Learned So Much About Biddy Chambers

Why do I know so much about Biddy Chambers? Other than the fact I wrote her biography? Two years ago I finished writing another book in which Biddy plays a major role–and in writing that novel, I became intrigued by her. Biddy and Oswald Chambers were “marquee” characters–real life people who moved through a story I created. […]

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Veteran’s Day: A Primer

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November 11 is Veteran’s Day in the United States. It’s been that way since 1919 when President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11 Armistice Day (the original name). He noted: “To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with – solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, […]

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Mud and Trenches: WWI

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Mud and trenches often are the first things that come to mind when picturing World War I. We remember the bloody horrors of gas and the unbelievable casualties, but the photos always remind us of trenches full of mud. It started in Belgium in the first days of August 1914. Germany surprised the world when […]

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WWI: Zeppelins and Terror

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Zeppelins were important to the German army during World War I. They used them as a terror weapon against civilians. They also used them, some, to actually fight, but not much. Mostly, they were aimed at innocent civilians. Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was the inventor circa 1874 in Germany, making a “rigid” airship. With the idea […]

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How a Map Can Make a Difference

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I’ve just found a map that makes everything clear. I’ve only been trying to figure out the location of the YMCA camp at Zeitoun, Egypt to to the nearby ANZAC army camp for three years. Today, while I was hunting “Suez Canal Authority Headquarters Ismailia WWI,” on Google, it turned up. The map has nothing to […]

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