Armistice Day

First of all: It’s 11/11/11. How cool is that? Second, let’s celebrate the day one of the worst wars in human history finally ended. On November 11, 1918, representatives from Germany and the Allied nations met in a railway carriage in Compiegne Forest to sign the Armistice, formally ending World War I. Germany started calling for an end to the war in early October, when … Continue reading Armistice Day

Over There

On June 26, 1917, nearly three years after hostilities commenced, U.S. troops joined the British and French soldiers fighting Germany on the Western Front in World War I. After fighting started in 1914, America chose to remain neutral, figuring the fighting was essentially Europe’s problem. The country did attempt to play peacemaker, although that didn’t go so well. After a German U-boat sank the Lusitania in … Continue reading Over There