Three of my Great Uncles
served during WW1. PFC John F.
McCrory (1,309,470), Tennessee; Enlisted
J. Forrest McCrory
War 1 gave the world names to remember, such as
Much of the fighting during WW1 was done out of trenches, much like
this replica at the 1st ID Museum,
Mark IV, 1917, first to be called "Tank," top speed: 6 mph
The Aisne-Marne Cemetery,
The Aisne-Marne cemetery (near Chateau-Thierry, France) contains the graves of 2,289 American Dead, most of whom fought in the vicinity and in the Marne valley in the summer of 1918. During World War II, the chapel was damaged slightly by an enemy shell. Belleau Wood adjoining the cemetery contains many vestiges of World War I. At the flagpole is a monument commemorating the valor of the U.S. Marines who captured much of this ground in 1918. Shortly after the Great War, parties came together at Versailles to draft a peace treaty. But it would not last. Hitler stirred the people to abrogate the treaty and start building their military machine again. Most of the world looked the other way, until it was too late.
Home of Charles Lindbergh,
On 1 March 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh's son was kidnapped from this Hopewell, New Jersey home. Charles Lindbergh became a Nazi sympathizer during the late 30’s. He argued against America’s intervention in the war. When it was apparent he was on the wrong side of history, he tried to serve, but was rejected primarily because he was under investigation as a result of his ties to the Nazi regime. Later, he was found to have fathered other children while on his many trips to Germany. Lindbergh made history when, on 20 May 1927, he took off from Long Island, New York, and the next day landed at Paris' Le Bourget airfield, becoming the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (33.5 hours). In 1974, the SR-71 made the same flight in 1 hour 55 min. The SR-71 flew faster than a bullet and could fly from LA to NY in under an hour.
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Ancient World History
WW1 (YOU ARE HERE)