Tag: World War II
From the Gales of War to a Life of Peace: H.A.L.H. Wade, Soldier and Interpreter
On 16 December 1888, Harry Amyas Leigh Herschel Wade (1873-1959) received a book from his housemaster at Harrow as “diligentiae praemium” [the reward of industry]. That industry would support Lieutenant-Colonel H.A.L.H. Wade in a career of both warfighting and peacemaking that spanned two World Wars and the rise and fall of the League of Nations.
“Save Your Waste Fats to Make Explosives!” A Day in WWII America
Written by Siel Agugliaro Please don’t pour your used cooking oil down the drain. Water gets contaminated and becomes very difficult to treat. Instead, put the oil in a closed, non-recyclable container, close it, and throw everything in the trash. But if, when it comes to frying your food, patriotism overcomes earth-friendliness, you can still…
“Women Ain’t No Fools” – The Paul Eldridge Papers
Written by Alexandra M. Wilder Paul Eldridge (1888-1982) was a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer, and teacher. Eldridge was born in Bucharest, raised in Philadelphia, and spent most of his life in New York City. He married fellow writer, stage actress, and soprano, Sylvette De La Mar (also known as Sylvette De Lamar, née…