Tag Archives: World War 1

Remembering the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

1 July 1916 was the first day of the Battle of the Somme.  This was a terrible battle of horrifying magnitude.  The battle lasted 141 days.  One million people were casualties – over 300,000 of them died.  On the first … Continue reading

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Remembering World War 1 – and the impact on your family history.

World War 1 – also known as the Great War and  “the war to end all wars” – began in 1914 – One hundred years ago. The assassination of Archduke Ferdinand took place on 28 June 1914 – diplomatic maneuvering … Continue reading

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