Archive for the ‘WWI’ category

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July 31, 2009

On this date on 1914 Russia announced mobilization of army.

In 1917 Battle of Ypres was started.

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Britain’s Last Living WWI Vet Harry Patch Dies at 111

July 27, 2009

Britain’s last living World War I veteran died on July 25, 2009. Harry Patch served in the trenches as a machine gunner. Read more about Harry Patch.

Oldest Living Man, World War I vet, Henry Allingham, dies

July 20, 2009

Henry Allingham, who was the world’s oldest man before he passes away on July 18, 2009. Read more.

On this date…

July 15, 2009

On this date in 1918 Second Battle of Marne was started.

Native Americans Served in World War I before becoming US Citizens

July 6, 2009

Here is an article about American Indians involved in the military from World War I to the present.

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June 27, 2009

On this date in 1944 the Allies liberate Cherbourg.

In 1950 UN asks member countries to aid Republic of Korea – US announces intervention. North Korea attacks Seoul airfield.

Letter from General John J Pershing to Buford Bryan Graham

June 25, 2009

A letter from General John J. Pershing to our office researcher’s grandfather, Buford Bryan Graham, at the end of World War I.

Pershing letter - graham