Category: World War One

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A List of World War One Slang Words and Phrases

World War I was a traumatic, world-changing event. While it changed society and the course of history, it also changed the English language. Soldiers invented words and phrases to describe their activities and experiences, and their slang was different from that used by civilians. Many of the wartime slang terms are still in use today, […]

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World War One Changes Women’s Roles in the Workforce

This is the second of two parts on women in the workforce. Read part one. (This post is a companion piece to Melina Druga’s WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are sold.) Women entered the 20th century with a world of opportunities. As the new century dawned, it […]

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Illegitimate children: The Tiniest Casualties of World War One

When you hear the term “casualty of war,” what do you think of? Do you think of fallen or wounded soldiers? Refugees? Perhaps you might even take it a step further and think of the families affected by the loss of a loved one?  How about illegitimate children? Do they come to mind?  (This post […]

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Canada: Our Fascinating Neighbor to the North

I have been a history lover for many years, and I am obsessed with World War I to the point of addiction.  This focus has grown to include Canada and its history.  (This post is a companion piece to my WWI Trilogy, Angel of Mercy, Those Left Behind and Adjustment Year, available wherever eBooks are […]

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“Mama, We All Go to Hell”

Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places. Who would have guessed a hard rock song could inspire an entire historical fiction novel? But that’s exactly what happened with my novel, Angel of Mercy.  It was inspired entirely by the song “Mama” from My Chemical Romance‘s album Welcome to the Black Parade.  (This post is a […]

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WWI: Forgotten in the U.S. But Not Around the World

World War I is the most important event of the 20th century, setting into motion a second world war, the Cold War, and countless political and social revolutions. Most Americans know nothing about it including the fact that Veterans Day, November 11, was Armistice Day. To add insult to injury, there is no national World […]

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History That Speaks to My Soul

History has long been a passion of mine. It began in childhood when my mother read me the Little House on the Prairie series. Since that time, I have read volumes of history books, taken classes for the sure pleasure of learning, watched documentaries, and been drawn to historical fiction movies and television programs, sometimes […]

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