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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • BMA exhibit explores German Expressionism

    BMA exhibit explores German Expressionism
    Dresden was the place for artistic jolts in 1905. Operagoers were treated to the sight of a severed head, formerly attached to John the Baptist, being handed up from a cistern to a salivating Salome. Thick harmonies and bold splashes of tone color...
  • 'War Horse' gallops into Baltimore

    'War Horse' gallops into Baltimore
    Joey's earliest memories were mostly "a confusion of hilly fields and dark, damp stables." But one thing he clearly remembered was the horse sale. "The terror of it stayed with me all of my life," he said. No wonder. Joey was the one being sold. That'...
  • Sturdy, stirring 'War Horse' at the Hippodrome

    Sturdy, stirring 'War Horse' at the Hippodrome
    Early in "War Horse," the much-celebrated play now at the Hippodrome, a British farm boy named Albert tries to befriend Joey, a foal that his father bought with money intended for a mortgage payment. The anxious animal keeps his distance, but Albert is...
  • 'Four Chaplains' remembered during Aberdeen service

    'Four Chaplains' remembered during Aberdeen service
    As a distant relative of Army Chaplain Rev. Clark V. Poling, Jamey Struve of Bel Air is well versed in the events of the early hours of Feb. 3, 1943, when her mother's cousin and three of his fellow chaplains on the U.S. troop transport Dorchester...
  • Soldier compensation discussed at Savage Mill School in 1924 [History Matters]

    April 1965 Visit to the Soviet Embassy A Times article covering an embassy briefing: "Last Thursday afternoon after a 'Briefing' session at the Department of State, covering the Far East, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, we were taken to the...
  • Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists waiting to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
    At the end of January, chemists and engineers left Aberdeen Proving Ground for the Mediterranean Sea to lead the historic destruction of Syria's chemical weapons. More than two months later, they're still waiting for the mission to start. As the...
  • 'Downton Abbey' recap: Season 4, Part 6, A little (pig-related) romance

    'Downton Abbey' recap: Season 4, Part 6, A little (pig-related) romance
    All it takes is a little swine emergency for Mary to claim herself a third suitor.  It's about a year after Matthew's death, and, yeah, it's a bit jarring to see Mary pursued by three men so soon. But it's also a bit fun. Well, Lord Gillingham is fun....
  • Panama Canal opened markets for Carroll farmers [Column]

    The Panama Canal officially opened on Aug. 14, 1914, when the SS Ancon sailed the newly constructed 48-mile waterway from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean. That path linking the two bodies of water on the Isthmus of Panama is mentioned a number of...
  • Laurel's forgotten role in the Bonus Army [History Matters]

    Laurel's forgotten role in the Bonus Army [History Matters]
    After six years of lobbying by the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Congress passed legislation in 1924 that provided for a bonus, based on length and place of service, to World War I veterans. Recipients who were due $50 or less were paid...
  • Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Aberdeen scientists to destroy Syria's chemical weapons
    A team of civilian specialists from Aberdeen Proving Ground is headed to the Mediterranean Sea for what is being called a historic mission to destroy Syria's chemical warfare stockpile — an effort that could serve as a model in the drive to rid...
  • Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service

    Charlestown resident honored for D-Day service
    Nearly 70 years ago, Harper Griswold, 88, was one of the 160,000 Allied troops taking part in the fight to liberate France from German occupation during World War II. For his efforts, Griswold was named "Chevalier" of the Legion of Honor by the French...
  • 'Mr. Clarence Mitchell, director of the Washington bureau, spoke on the War on Poverty' [History Matters]

    January 1965 Ice escapades Times notes: "Ice skating has become the winter sport for Donleigh, now that the frozen flooded (purposely) field near the swimming pool offers a close, perfect opportunity. Several adults as well as children were seen...