Question of the Week 11/23 – 11/29

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This week’s QotW comes from Bert Dunkerly who asks:

What are some topics that you don’t see covered when you go to historic sites?

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2 Responses to Question of the Week 11/23 – 11/29

  1. Meg Groeling says:

    One rarely sees much pertaining to family life. This probably isn’t appropriate for a battle site, but for all the houses on other historic sites, it would be nice to get a glimpse of what the disrupted life might have been like.

  2. Meg, I agree. Actually the civilian experience really can’t be separated from the military events. They are intertwined, I think, on many levels.

    How soldiers treated civilians and their government’s policies reflect their attitudes on the conduct of the war. At a more personal level, surely those soldiers thought about their own families…. and if they were on home ground, it might have been their own families

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