Category Archives: 1900-1914

Edward (Mick) Mannock: World War One Pilot

Credited with 60 kills and 73 victories, ‘Mick’ Mannock’s plane burst into flames and fell behind German lines in World War One.  There were only four months left until the end of the Great War.  His body was never recovered, … Continue reading

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North Brother: A Haunted Island

The pictures of the Island are nothing short of haunting.  The buildings are in varying stages of decay. Their abandonment reflects the tragedy that clothes the island from first contact with civilization. North Brother Island is part of New York … Continue reading

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A New Turn for the Stop Sign

If you come to a red octagonal sign standing on a post by the side of a road, chances are you will know what to do without even knowing the language. The stop sign is an international symbol.  How did … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Titanic

The RMS Titanic hit an iceberg twenty minutes to midnight on April 14 1912, four hours later only 705 survived out of 2224 passengers on board.  While there are many heartbreaking tales of those who perished   on the Titanic, there … Continue reading

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The Titanic:The Tragic Story of a Young Canadian Family

They met on a train heading to Montreal.  He was 25 and she was 21, by the end of the year they were married. It sounds like a beautiful romance, sadly enough it would end in tragedy. Hudson Joshua Creighton … Continue reading

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