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Saddle Up!

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Men and women weren’t the only ones going overseas during the First World War; horses also made the journey to serve in the military. Prior to American involvement in the conflict, British and French armies purchased horses from the United States and Canada. More than 600,000 horses and mules were shipped from North America during […]

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The United States and World War I

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War broke out across Europe after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir presumptive to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife Sophie on June 28, 1914. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia a month later. This led to Russia mobilizing as a supporter of Serbia, which in turn led to Germany declaring war upon Russia. Germany […]

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A Remarkable Escape

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As horrific as the First World War was, every so often there was a story of a miraculous escape, the type of news in a letter from a soldier that was happily received. Captain Clyde H. Biggs of the 353rd Infantry (Lieutenant at the time of his letter), wrote home an incredible tale. Published in […]