7 Amazing World War I Heroes

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Finish Well Homeschooling Podcast, Podcast #099, 7 Amazing World War 1 Heroes, with Meredith Curtis on the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network7 Amazing World War I Heroes

In “Life Lessons from 20th Century History: 7 Amazing World War I Heroes” episode #099, Meredith Curtis introduces you to 7 heroes from World War I that you may never have even heard of. Not only are they amazing people who did extraordinary things, but their faith in Jesus shined through! “The Great War” did not prove to be the war to end all wars, but it was a proving ground for these men and woman who showed bravery, fortitude, and courage. In their stories, is a life lesson for us all.



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Show Notes

Background on World War I.

Why World War I was so challenging

  • Family fighting family
  • Trench Warfare
  • New weapons like machine guns
  • Dog fights
  • Chemical warfare/gas masks
  • Wiped out a generation of men
  • Wiped out many European cities

King Albert the First of Belgium

Belgian Neutrality

“Belgium is a nation, not a road!”

Highest Ranking Noble on the battlefield

Nurse Edith Clavel

English nurse stationed in Belgium

“Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone”

Executed as a spy by German Army

Herbert Hoover

Orphaned Quaker boy who became a millionaire

Private Charity to feed starving Belgians

In charge of rebuilding after the War

Eddie Rickenbacker

Race Car Driver who drove General John J. Pershing

Dog Fights—26 kills

Life of heroism & service

Sergeant Alvin York

Dramatic conversion, Christian leader, Pacifist

Greatest Civilian Soldier

William Donovan

Many men fought in WWI and went on to serve the nation like Douglas MacArthur, Truman, Eisenhower

Father of the CIA

“Wild Bill”

William Harold Coltman

Sunday School Teacher & Gardener

Most Highly Decorated British soldier in WW1

Never fired a shot

Life Lessons

This life is not all there is

Faith carries us through

You were born for a time such as this—example of Esther

God will never leave you

We are saved for a purpose



World War I & 20th Century Resources


Make Your Own WWI Trench Sundae HIS Story of the 20th Century by Meredith Curtis HIS Story of the 20th Century Middle School Workbook HIS Story of the 20th Century: High School Workbook by Meredith Curtis
HIS Story of the 20th Century Cookbook by Meredith Curtis and Laura Nolette HIS Story of the 20th Century High School Workbook Answer Key HIS Story of the 20th Century Middle School Workbook Answer Key Teach 20th Century History the Fun Way

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