Victory by chocolate

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Front Lines
Victory by chocolate

Victory by chocolate

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

Ah, chocolate. Milk, dark, sweet, semi-sweet—no matter. For soldiers in the field, it has for centuries been respite, fuel source, even currency that bought service, purchased lives, symbolized peace and goodwill, and enlisted hearts and minds.


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Travels of a wounded soldier

Travels of a wounded soldier

Story by Sharon Adams

At noon on Jan. 17, 1917, a group of comrades were eating a lunch of bully beef and hardtack near Vimy, France, when their dugout was damaged by German shelling.

Their work was cut out for them. They needed a new dugout “so we will have a place for the night,” Private Harry Morris wrote home in a letter to his family, published online by the Canadian Letters and Images Project (


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This week in history
This week in history

January 28, 1986

Space Shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
All seven astronauts on board are killed, including teacher Christa McAuliffe.


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