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A Soldier's Tale
World War I

A Soldier's Tale

A chance conversation with my uncle sparked the first of these photo-essays.


This story is based on the letters my grand-father sent to his "sweetheart" while he was serving in World War I. Fortunately, his sweet-heart - my grandmother - was a pack rat and saved everything.

On November 11, 1918 at 11:30 A.M., FBM wrote,


Have just come in from outside where I heard the bells of Verdun (where I am) ring out announcing that peace has been declared or rather that the armistice has been signed."

To learn what it was like serving on the front-lines of World War I, click on the image.

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