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AFTER HIS PLANE CRASHED JAMES NORMAN HALL WAS AT THE HEART OF THE 1918 FLU PANDEMIC

During the pandemic of World War 1 in 1918, the last place you would want to be was in Germany, in a German Prison Camp behind German lines, where the flu pandemic broke out. Yet, that was exactly where James Norman Hall was.   James Norman Hall is the author of my Listen2Read Audiobook “High  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »