Results tagged with 'world war i'

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Abing's book explores Milwaukee's World War I experience

Published Dec. 7, 2017

In one of the most in-depth and engaging works of Milwaukee history this year, Milwaukee County Historical Society archivist Kevin Abing takes us deep into World War I-era Brew City. We asked him about the book in advance of this weekend's Milwaukee history mass book signing event at MCHS.

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A new kind of madness: How an Oscar-winner had to fight for his identity

Published Feb. 21, 2015

A century ago, Milwaukee's Butterfly Theater seemed to be home to one of the world's greatest stories in doorman Victor McLaglen. He was a war hero, a spy, a sword-wielding giant of a man who once fought Jack Johnson. Only the real Victor McLaglen was not in Milwaukee. Here's the story of how a future Oscar-winner had to fight to restore his own identity from an unlikely Cream City imposter.

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New database brings World War I home to Milwaukee

Published July 29, 2014

An extensive new database went live this week -- the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I -- at the Milwaukee Public Library's website that will be a boon to genealogists, historians and other researchers.

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"Joyeux Noel" carries important message

Published March 31, 2006

"Joyeux Noel" is well acted and, except for the slow-moving first half, finely directed and written by Christian Carion. The premise is good and the second half of the film is enjoyable and carries a fine message. It is certainly for these reasons that the film was nominated for an Oscar as best foreign language pic.

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Thursday November 11th, 2010 - Miami, FL   Far too many overly serious topics are coming to the forefront at once lately, at least for my tastes, but they are. I want to focus on fun and funny and doing as much good with as much time as I have left on this cockeyed little space pebble f...


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