Category Archives: Military History

V is for volunteer — Anne’s Family History

Between 1914 and 1918, 350,000 Australians enlisted in the armed services to fight for their country and the Empire. Among these were my husband’s grandfather, Cecil Young (1898 – 1975) and his brother, John Percy (Jack) Young (1896 – 1918). … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 22, 2019

I checked https://media.familysearch.org/ and saw FamilySearch had added – New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 22, 2019: https://media.familysearch.org/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch–week-of-april-22-2019/. FamilySearch added an amazing 42.5 million new, free, indexed historical records this week from the 1939 England and Wales National Register. This collection is accessible through FamilySearch’s … Continue reading

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Man Who Put Chapter Breaks in the Bible – North Carolina Thursdays April 18, 2019

Today’s North Carolina Thursdays for April 18, 2019 is a statue of Stephen Langton – Man Who Put Chapter Breaks in the Bible: https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/39732. You can read about Stephen Langton – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Langton. You can read about the University of North Carolina – … Continue reading

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Doolittle Raid Anniversary April 18, 1942 77th Anniversary

Lest we forget.  In memory of and to honor those 80 men who participated in the Doolittle Raid and those who served on the ships and provided other support for the raid. Out of 80 Doolittle Raiders, some did not … Continue reading

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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 15 April 2019

I saw this during my regular search of genealogy websites from the list I mentioned on Some of the Places I Find Articles. You can find the article on New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of 15 April 2019: … Continue reading

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The Man who Fought with a Longbow and a Sword in WWII – YouTube Video

I read about him a while back, but I found a YouTube video: The Man who Fought with a Longbow and a Sword in WWII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZRVpYPFOl0 (6:56 minutes long roughly).

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That Time a Luftwaffe Pilot Risked His Own Life to Save an American Bomber – YouTube Video

I have read about this incident a while back and it showed up on YouTube as a suggestion yesterday – That Time a Luftwaffe Pilot Risked His Own Life to Save an American Bomber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7UDdoEyFB4 (around 9:43 minutes long).

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