Neatorama Posts Tagged "World War I"
The Toymaker Who (Actually) Saved Christmas...

Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an extraordinary man. H...  ...arlton Gilbert was an extraordinary man. He set a world record for chin-ups, won an Olympic gold medal in...  ...challenge.It was 1918, the U.S. was embroiled in World War I, and the Council had made an open issue about t...  ...they argued, citizens shou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/12/02/The-Toymaker-Who-Actually-Saved-Christmas/
The War on Squirrels

During World War I, rations were doled out carefully, but food in...  ...squirrels. School children were urged to aid the war effort and wage a war of their own by killing squirrels during a 1918 p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/29/The-War-on-Squirrels/
The Wrecked German U-boat that Washed up on Hastings Beach...

You've read stories about dead whales that wash up on shore and cause problems because they are too big to remove. This story is a little bit like that. Hastings Beach (where the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066) in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/11/17/The-Wrecked-German-U-boat-that-Washed-up-on-Hastings-Beach/
The Animals of World War I

Horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, cats, camels, koalas...  ...even elephants were enlisted for their service in World War I. While a few were just mascots for the purpose...  ...has a collection of 45 photographs of animals in wartime . Warning

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/23/The-Animals-of-World-War-I/
Ten Medical Innovations of World War I

The Battle of the Somme began 100 years ago today,...  ...that lasted for months. The number of wounded in World War I far exceeded anything the western world had seen before. As the war dragged on for years, medical personnel feverishl...  ...pparatus shown here marks a wa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/07/01/Ten-Medical-Innovations-of-World-War-I/
How the Tank Got Its Name...

(Photo: Mark Holloway)During World War I, warring nations developed large, heavily armored, self-pr...  ...could support infantry attacks. They called these war machines "tanks." Why?It was the British who came...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/04/28/How-the-Tank-Got-Its-Name/
A Mudlarking Find Brings a World War I Soldier to Life

A mudlark is someone who looks through river mud t...  ...ritish folk, but the account follows Jury through World War I and afterward. White even went to search for Ju...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/05/A-Mudlarking-Find-Brings-a-World-War-I-Soldier-to-Life/
The Secret American Military Cemetery Where There Are No Names and Flags Are Forbidden...

(Photo: Stranger20824)The Oise-Anise American Ceme...  ...ican soldiers who died in the line of duty during World War I. The United States and France honor these falle...  ...ican soldiers who were executed for crimes during World War II. Atlas Obscura explains:The soldiers eventuall...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/The-Secret-American-Military-Cemetery-Where-There-Are-No-Names-and-Flags-Are-Forbidden/
When America’s Librarians Went to War

(Photo: University of Illinois Archives)In 1917, t...  ...n 1917, the American people launched into a major war on a scale unlike anything that had been seen for...  ...ican Library Association (ALA) formed the Library War Service to establish more than 30 camp libraries...  ...rtram about the work of these volu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/07/When-Americas-Librarians-Went-to-War/
The Forbidden Zone: 65 Square Miles of France Still Uninhabitable after World War I

(Photo: Camille)The Battle of Verdun consumed most...  ...ntly changed the landforms of the area. After the war , it was dangerous to live there because of the va...  ...lored this forbidden zone that remains scarred by war a century later. It quotes historian Christina Ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/31/The-Forbidden-Zone-65-Square-Miles-of-France-Still-Uninhabitable-after-World-War-I/




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