Category Archives: Reflection

Remembering the Great War in Bonn

Since I first started travelling to Germany 35 years ago, I have always sought out monuments to the fallen in World War 1. One memorial in particular has always struck me: that in the entryway to the main university building … Continue reading

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Tracing the Great War in Berlin

I have just finished a productive trip to Berlin, where I dedicated myself to visiting the many museum exhibits dedicated to the topic. First and foremost, I spent a long afternoon in the German History Museum. My last couple visits, … Continue reading

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Reflections on teaching the Great War

Final essays and projects have been marked. Grades have been submitted. The whirl of Christmas is past. Time to reflect on teaching the Great War online. I have taught the Great War F2F. Here are some preliminary thoughts. How did … Continue reading

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The SPD remembers the First World War

Für diejenigen, die es gestern verpasst haben: Alle Reden und Videos zu "100 Jahre Erster Weltkrieg" findet ihr hier: http://t.co/9fvujGxh8g — SPD Parteivorstand (@spdde) April 15, 2014

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A Day Off

I have taken the day off from blogging, class prep, and research to celebrate my 60th birthday. Well, my wife and I did spend the day in Cinci visiting bookstores and having a nice German lunch. And I did pick … Continue reading

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A blogging update

This marks my 75th post on this site. I continue to be amazed at all of the Great War resources that I have found online through social media. I have had to reorganize my right viewing pane numerous times as the … Continue reading

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How much do the British know about the Great War?

When abroad, I frequently meet non-Americans who are appalled by the latest report of American historical illiteracy. Sad, I mumble, so sad. I am not surprised, for instance, when I meet supposedly intelligent who can’t place the decade of WW1 … Continue reading

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