Posts Tagged ‘The Great War’

Spanish Flu Wasn’t Spanish

April 17, 2020

The 1918 influenza pandemic did not start in Spain. Europe’s WWI censors forbade discussion of the widespread disease, but neutral Spain’s press reported freely, so the illness became known as the Spanish Flu. A 2018 Cambridge University video

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The Last Doughboy

March 1, 2011

The Last Doughboy

Frank Buckles died last Sunday at the age of 110. Mr. Buckles drove an Army ambulance in France in 1918 and was the last U.S. veteran of World War I. 

“Frank Buckles, Last World War I Doughboy, Is Dead at 110,” Richard Goldstein, New York Times

Learn more at FrankBuckles.org and the Veteran’s History Project.

 

Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Peace In Our Time

October 2, 2010

Peace In Our Time

War is over. That would be The Great War, the First World War, World War I. On Sunday, Germany will make the final payment on its WWI debt obligation under the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.

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