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THE SECRET GERMAN TELEGRAM THAT PUSHED THE UNITED STATES INTO WAR

    One hundred years ago, in 1917, a secret coded radio transmission from a German transmitter was intercepted by British Intelligence. Great Britain was already at war with Germany. Despite the loss of American lives on the Lusitania, United States President Woodrow Wilson was struggling to keep America out of World War I.    Continue Reading »

THE BATTLE THAT WAS NEVER FOUGHT

James Norman Hall, co-author of “Mutiny on the Bounty,” experienced his first taste of mutiny at the end of World War One. North of where Hall was held captive in a German Prisoner of War Camp, the Dreadnaught “Prinzregent Luitpold” was tied up at a dock near the Kiel Canal.            Continue Reading »

WORLD WAR ONE: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO KAISER WILHELM II?

  Famous naturalist William Beebe had bitter remembrances of World War One: “After creeping through slime-filled holes beneath the shrieking of swift metal, after splashing one’s plane through companionable clouds three miles above the little jagged, hero filled ditches, and dodging other sudden-born clouds of nauseous fumes and blasting heart of steel; after these, one  Continue Reading »

JAMES NORMAN HALL: THE LAFAYETTE ESCADRILLE AND WORLD WAR ONE

James Norman Hall, a very adventurous author, passed away 63 years ago this month. Hall, with his writing partner Charles Nordoff, wrote a number of well-received books. The most well known today is “Mutiny on the Bounty”,  twice made into successful films. Who can forget Charles Laughton as Captain Bligh?       Other works  Continue Reading »