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History United States World War One

Final Design Approved for National World War I Memorial In Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the design for the new National World War I Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in September. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has been working on the project since 2014.  That year, Congress authorized “appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping, to further honor the service of […]

Books & Publishing Fiction

6 WW1 Historical Fiction Novels that Bring the War to Life

World War I ended in November 1918, but it hasn’t failed to capture our imaginations.  Perhaps it is because it was thought to be “the war to end all wars,” or it could be because of the destruction in caused, not just in terms of lives and property, but to politics and social economics.  Or […]

Books & Publishing Canada Fiction History World War One

In Flanders Fields

“In Flanders Fields,” written by a doctor during the Second Battle of Ypres, is perhaps the best known poem to come out of World War One. Canadian military physician Major John McCrae was serving as brigade doctor when his friend, Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, was killed. The chaplain was engaged elsewhere, so McCrae was asked to […]

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