It’s National Poetry Day, and we’re celebrating by introducing you to wartime poets! From the Great War through World War II, take a look at these collections of poetry and stories about poets from the home front to the frontlines of battle.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I, the David M. Hunt Library in Falls Village will present in October and November the exhibit, By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War. Featuring maritime, aviation, and figurative artwork in painting, drawing, and photography … More By Sea By Air By Land: Military Art and Artifacts 100 Years after the Great War
Today on the blog, we have a special guest post from author Ruth Tittensor! Here, she explains this particular tree’s incredible significance during the First World War. Here, she explains the Sitka spruce’s incredible significance during the First World War. … More The Tree That Shaped Early Aviation
The Declaration Today marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson stood before congress and said, “With a profound sense of the solemn and even tragical character of the step I am taking and of the grave responsibilities which it involves, but in … More The US Enters the Great War – 100 Years Later
Richard J. Rinaldo is a Vietnam War veteran and a Distinguished Service Cross recipient. Keep reading to learn about his early life, his inspiration for collecting the stories featuring in Courage in Combat, and his thoughts on courage in today’s military in the interview below.
We are excited to announce that And the World Went Dark: An Illustrated Interpretation of World War I is now available from Casemate! This beautiful and evocative book gives an illustrated overview of the First World War, on land, on sea and in the air. With original drawings in full color, author and illustrator Steven Patricia uses … More World War I – An Illustrated Interpretation
On this day, 100 years ago, the Somme Offensive began. The Battle of the Somme was the first offensive fought by the English and French army against the German Empire. Spanning over 3 months, until November 18 1916, the battle was the one of the largest of World War I. It is also remembered as one … More Battle of the Somme – 100 Years
Casemate is proud to release Steven A. Ruffin’s The Lafayette Escadrille: A Photo History of the First American Fighter Squadron. Ruffin, whose previous works include Aviation’s Most Wanted (Potomac Books, 2005) and Flights of No Return (Zenith Books, 2015) timed this unique illustrated history to coincide with the centennial of the unit’s operational years, 1916-1918. Because of the … More Lafayette Escadrille- The First American Fighter Squadron
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Max Immelmann’s death. Max Immelmann was one of Germany’s first air fighters during the Great War, and became a national hero, famous to this day for the combat maneuver that still bears his name – The Immelmann Turn. Called to service at the outbreak of the First World War, … More Max Immelmann – 100 Years
This month we are pleased to introduce our Classic War Fiction Series. The Casemate Classic War Fiction series brings together attractive new editions of forgotten war classics. Perfectly capturing the era they were written in and depicting the harsh realities of war, the series launches with the conflict that gave birth to gritty realism in fiction, World … More Introducing Casemate’s Classic War Fiction Series