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World War I veteran's missing medal turns up on eBay

The grandson of a decorated World War I veteran had searched in vain for years for his late grandfather's missing war medals. One of them finally turned up, a Victory Medal being auctioned for less than $2 on eBay. "I...

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Members of the Order of the First World War visit the World War I exhibit in Hartford, Connecticut.

The national traveling exhibit on World War I sponsored by the World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri and the Waddell and Reed Company made its one day stop in Hartford on 20 April 2012 at...

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Last known WWI veteran Florence Green dies at 110

Florence Green never saw the front line. Her war was spent serving food, not dodging bullets. But Green, who has died aged 110, was the last known surviving veteran of World War I. She was serving with the Women's Royal...

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Canadians at War: A Guide to the Battlefields of World War I

Ypres, the Somme, Vimy, Passchendaele, Amiens - to many, these names of battles far away and long ago. To thousands of soldiers, now gone, the battles were hard fought and costly campaigns fraught with danger, pain and tears. Today, these...

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My Service on the Battle Cruiser Goeben

Otto Runkel was born in Cologne, Germany on 28 June 1892. He joined the Imperial German Navy in 1912 at age 20 and served until November 1918. From his enlistment until 1916 he was a Gunner First Class in Alpha...

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Armistice Day Service on 11/11/11 at Christ Church Cathedral

A Remembrance / Armistice Day service was conducted by members of the Order of the First World War and others on 11 November 2011 at Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, Connecticut. The service, followed the format instituted by the Chaplain General...

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Ex RN ship to be named after last WWI vet

The name of the very last World War One veteran, Claude Choules, is to live on in a RAN ship that has served two navies, just like him.Mr Choules, who died in Western Australia on May 5 aged 110, was...

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Resilience of the poetic spirit

BIOGRAPHY: Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas , By Matthew Hollis, Faber, 389pp. £20WHAT IS it about the first World War that coming on to 100 years since it began there is still a...

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The Human Toll Of The War 'To End All Wars'

August 11, 2011The human cost of World War I was enormous. More than 9 million soldiers and an estimated 12 million civilians died in the four-year-long conflict, which also left 21 million military men wounded."Many of them were missing arms,...

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Welsh hero Simon Weston calls the shots as World War One engulfs Downton Abbey

MILLIONS of fans were engrossed in Downton Abbey's portrayal of a vanished way of life.And, as the aristocratic period drama, which costs £1m an episode, returns for a second series, the characters' lives are torn apart with the onset of...

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