Writing about WWI

Peronne Museum dedicated to WWI

When I visited the war museum in Peronne, France, I was struck by its compelling simplicity, the displays laid out in simple frames on the floor, cream walls unadorned except

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WWI official diaries

During WWI, official war diaries were a matter of standard practice, recording day by day  the events that occupied millions of men. The following post originally occurred in One Writer’s

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Finding History in Hackney

While on leave in London, June 1918, my WWI soldier, Martin Devlin, visits the home of his sweetheart, Cynthia Gibson. For some reason – probably because I knew the town

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Interleaving past and present

I’m currently writing a story with two timelines, one for Martin Devlin living through WWI and the second for his granddaughter, Grace Hansen, in the early 1990s. The storyline emerged

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WWI Crossing the Rhine

This picture is in my grandfather’s army scrapbook. Since I know he was with the army of occupation and he has this picture, I imagine he was there. Must have

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Versailles During WWI

While my grandfather’s army scrapbooks are eighty percent WWII, he kept a few pictures and mementos from WWI. This one, taken at Versailles, intrigues me. Why did this group of

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