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Freelance journalist with experience covering a variety of industries. Business author. History blogger. To discover more visit www.melinadruga.com .

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World War One Poets and Writers: Mary Borden

Mary Borden set up hospitals during WW1 - experiences that inspired her later novels.

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Khaki University

Khaki University allowed Canadian soldiers to expand their education during their downtime in WW1.

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The Man Behind PBS's Mr. Selfridge

American Harry Selfridge started a department store empire in London.

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History of Easter Traditions

Chocolate candy and eggs is a tradition that dates back to the Victorians.

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Notable People from World War One: Vera Brittain

Nurse and author Vera Brittain lost many people she loved during WW1.

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Sit Down to Dinner in 1910

Travel back in time and see how dinner differed by social class in 1910.

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Battle of Hill 70

The Battle of Hill 70 relieved pressure off of Passchendaele.

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The Merits of a Classical Education

In the early 20th century, the classical education was replaced with a progressive education.

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Causes of World War One: Assassination

The assassination of Austrian-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand set the dominoes of WW1 in motion.

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Causes of World War One: Regional Conflicts

Smaller conflicts strengthen alliances and hostilities prior to #WW1 .

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Causes of World War One: Militarism

Nations’ arsenals grew prior to WW1 as nations competed with one another for power.

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Causes of World War One: Nationalism

Those who don’t learn history are doomed to repeat it. Nationalism was a major cause of WW1.

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Causes of World War One: Alliances

Alliances were formed prior to WW1 to keep the European powers from going to war.

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Freak Show Act to Gentleman

Joseph Merrick is better known as the Elephant Man. http://www.melinadruga.com/freak-show-act-to-gentleman/

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Trial of the Century

Decades before OJ Simpson, there was another trial of the century.