World War I

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Power Behind the Prop: A Look at World War 1 Aircraft Engines

In spite of recent technological advances in machinery, ground forces in the Great War still relied heavily on horses to transport men and material one horsepower at a time. By contrast, the gasoline engines used to power the various planes of the air war were each capable of generating hundreds of horsepower. Aircraft design came …

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The Forgotten Stretcher-Bearers during World War I

When America sends sons and daughters into combat not all will return unscathed, and some will die. When a member of the United States military is injured in combat, it is up to healthcare professionals to take immediate life-saving measures. Today, an injured soldier’s care begins with brave medics (US Army) and hospital corpsmen (US …

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Sidney Reilly, World War I Spy and Scoundrel

Author Ian Fleming, when asked about the escapades of his fictional spy James Bond, reportedly replied, “He’s no Sidney Reilly.” Who was Sidney Reilly and why did Fleming’s remark indicate that the smooth, suave licensed-to-kill ladykiller was inferior to him? Perhaps because what Agent 007 accomplished with the gadgets provided by the ingenuity of Q …

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Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

The War’s Afoot: Arthur Conan Doyle’s Military Innovations in World War I

As Sherlock Holmes would have put it, when one has eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Holmes used the aphorism to solve crimes, but for his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, the surly attitudes of Germans in attendance at the 1911 International Road Competition in 1911 convinced him that the automobile …

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