Day: May 27, 2019

Battlefield Tours, In Retrospect of the Stalwarts Who Died During World War I

Battlefield Tours is a unique way of retrospecting on the sacrifices made by soldiers worldwide, during World War 1 (1914-1918). Although this first global war did not directly involve the United States at the onset, 116,708 American military personnel sacrificed their lives. They died in active duty as part of the alliance of forces fighting against Germany by year 1917. Decades later, and at the height of Hitler’s Nazi regime, Germany instigated a second World War.

What is a Battlefield Tour?

A Battlefield Tour is a 6-day international travel and at the same time, study of the battles that transpired during World War I. Organized by the National Museum World War I Museum and Memorial, a Battlefield Tour focuses on a specific region to visit actual places in which American soldiers fought.

Still, each tour is more than just viewing the sites in which the WWI stalwarts laid down their lives. It also offers a study of the campaigns waged by allied forces against the different empires that sought to achieve domination of their neighboring countries. Different personal experiences and evaluations of the German military, coming from members of American, British, French military troops, enrich the experience of tracing the World War I battle trail.


This year (Oct. 10-15, 2019), the Battlefield Tour will be exploring places in the Turkish peninsula where the Battle of Gallipoli took place.

Understanding America’s Involvement in World War I

World War I started as a conflict between Serbia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Germany came into the picture as ally to Austria-Hungary. However, as the war waged on from 1914 onward, Germany started launching its own acts of aggression.

In 1915, German U-boats sunk commercial and passenger ships sailing across the waters surrounding British Isles. One such passenger ship was the Lusitania, a British ocean liner plying the seas from New York to Liverpool; whilst carrying hundreds of American passengers at the time it was sunk.

When German U-boats sunk 4 more U.S. commercial ships, then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson declared war against Germany, which meant sending U.S. troops to join the allied forces.

Unfortunately however, World War I was only the first of many conflicts that transpired and claimed more lives from members of the U.S. military. As many others made sacrifices in the decades to come, the memories of those that gave up their lives in the first World War were soon overshadowed.

If not for the National WWI Museum and Memorial put up by the citizens and the Liberty Memorial Association of Kansas City, the sacrifices of the 116,708 soldiers who died in service of the country and the world, would have been forgotten.

What to Bring on Your Travel

We’re well in the Spring travel period and several are preparing for a few outdoor getaways. This particular post is right to you if you are flying into your destination that is camping/hiking/fishing!

Here’s a listing of frequent fishing and camping related Items Which you can and can not bring to a plane:

Backpacks – make certain to get in touch with your airline in advance if you’d love to check your backpack or take it to the plane. Airports don’t regulate how big carry-on baggage. In assessing your backpack, it is a fantastic idea to ask your airline if they own a container to set your backpack, or in the event that you are going to need to put it into a permanent plastic bag to prevent the straps from becoming caught in the conveyor belts.

Crampons and Select Axes – Crampons are allowed in equally carry-on and checked bags, and pickaxes are just allowed in checked bags.

Leaf Blowers – the purpose of leaf blowers (you may visit to know more about leaf blowers) would be to eliminate debris, lifeless leaves, along with other miscellaneous stuff from the floor and push it into the outskirts of the region. Even a leaf blower employs the ability of this atmosphere, which can be run normally by a gas-powered motor, to induce away the debris.

Trekking & Hiking Poles – All these may simply be packed in checked baggage.

Animal Repellants – It is possible to bring chemical repellants on your checked bag if the quantity is greater than four ounces and less than an active ingredient of CS or even CN. These constraints are exceeded by keep repellants. We recommend that you leave them and then purchase these things as soon as you arrive at your destination.

Insect Repellents – They can be allowed on your carry-on luggage and checked bags. When taking these on your carry-on luggage the limitations use.

Insecticides – Ant killers, cockroach witches, spider killers, etc., are banned from carry-on and checked bags.

Camp Stoves – All these will go in your carry-on or assessed bag. There may not be gas fumes. The same holds for petrol stoves. Tanks are banned from carry-on luggage and both assessed. Gas cylinders or propane are permitted in carry-on or checked luggage.

Camping Gas, Burning Glue and Gel Fire Starter – All these are banned from both carry and checked bags.

Flare Guns – All these are enabled in your checked luggage, but they need to be kept and declared like a firearm. The endings aren’t a go.

Fishing Rods/Poles/Tackle – Airports enable fishing rods, however, if you are carrying them as a carry-on, then you may want to present your airline a phone and see whether the pole surpasses their carry-on constraints. Tackle is fine because of carry-on, but make certain you don’t have any big even knives deep sea fishing hooks. Tools cannot be bigger.