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Friday marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Thomas, a Naval Academy graduate who was the first U.S. naval officer to die in World War I. Buried at the academy, there was no fanfare to mark the centennial of his death. Yet the nation's entry ...
HERKIMER - A century ago, the United States entered what was known as "The Great War." Herkimer County's part in that war is the focus of a new exhibit at the Herkimer County Historical Society that opened Wednesday in the society's Suiter Building.
Today, my dad's World War I uniform, along with his cap and leggings, I'm happy to say, reside at the Riverton Museum.
Tom Henry, an adjunct history professor and retired social studies teacher, details the Russian Revolution as part of a look at World War I before the United States entered the conflict during the first of a two-part lecture series Thursday evening at ...
Bemidji -- Arn Kind will present a unique living history experience based on World War I at 6 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Bemidji Public Library, 509 America Ave.
Will Hickox, the program manager at Watkins Museum, worked to bring this new view of World War I to light. The new exhibit is titled "Answering the Call: Lawrence's Unsung World War I heroes." "[The exhibit] is about nurses, African-American soldiers ...
The First World War had just begun, and already the wounds were rotting on the battlefield. In the last months of 1914, doctors like Sir.
Events are taking place to mark the centennial of World War I. One such commemoration highlighted the heroism of an infantry unit made up largely of soldiers from western Massachusetts.
A ceremony was held at the World War I Memorial on the grounds of the Hazard school in Wakefield April 6. The event recognized America's entry into World War I a century earlier. Pictured, from left, are Caroline Cox and daughter, Ella Whaley, Claudia ...
"Battle of Apremont was the first engagement of U.S forces against the Germans in First World War," Brian Willette, a Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart explained.
As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I, it is useful to remember that North Carolina was very divided about entering "the war to end all wars.
The Knights of Columbus Museum, 1 State Street, New Haven has opened an exhibition commemorating World War I, often referred to as the "Great war." The exhibit includes a replica World War I trench that visitors may walk through. The gallery in which ...
The event, "World War I Presentations: 100 Years Later," is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. Dr. Joseph Cope will present alongside the students who recently completed a semester learning about World War I. Cope is a professor and director of ...
Many Australian World War I soldiers relied heavily on their horses for their survival. They have played a part in building the Anzac story, particularly in the successful charge of Beersheba, which marks its centenary this year.
Governor Asa Hutchinson created the Arkansas World War I Centennial Commemoration Committee by executive order on March 31, 2016, and appointed members to lead the state's remembrance on the 100th anniversary of The Great War. Through 2018 ...
DETAILS: In connection with Wilderstein's World War I exhibition, Thomas Fife will give a talk titled "Alsace Revisited: American Ambulance Field Section Three 1915 to 1916.
For example, on April 4th, the Library Of Congress debuted its exhibition "Echoes of The Great War: American Experiences of World War I.". Many such pubic remembrances emphasize the critical role that such contributions played in fighting the war, but ...
Europe remembers World War I more than the United States does, Corder told the Appanoose County Historical Society at its annual meeting Monday night.
GALESBURG - World War I happened a century ago, but for Lily Blouin, it's important to remember. "After 100 years, it becomes harder to see, to truly appreciate the gravity of the event, the ... Songs and Stories of The Great War." The original ...
The idea came to Mel Russell in 2014. The retired Yolo County Archives coordinator was "back home" in England, caring for her parents, as the centennial of the start of World War I in Europe approached. "I saw how they were beginning to commemorate ...
The new exhibit, the first the museum has done focusing on World War I, has been erected in the museum's Hall of History, and includes a slew of interesting artifacts that help tell the story of "The Great War" and Vallejo's connection to it. Among ...
The idea came to Mel Russell in 2014. The retired Yolo County Archives coordinator was "back home" in England, caring for her parents, as the centennial of the start of World War I in Europe approached. "I saw how they were beginning to commemorate ...
After refusing for almost three years to engage in the brewing global conflict on the European continent, the United States finally entered World War I on April 6, 1917. When the Americans finally decided to commit, they did so in an enormous way and ...
A "unique" network of tunnels used to train soldiers to fight in the First World War has been found along with Graffiti they scrawled there.
OLYMPIA - One hundred years after America entered World War I, the descendents of those who served in the war marked the centennial Tuesday by placing a wreath at the memorial to the Washington men and women who died in it.
"This is the first time anywhere in the world that archaeologists have had the chance to examine, excavate and record such an enormous expanse of First World War training ground," said Si Cleggett, of Wessex Archaeology. "These men were being trained ...
It's an example of "trench art," the practice of fashioning reclaimed instruments of war into works of art or battlefield memorabilia, and it was especially popular during World War I. When Sealey, a graduate student in Georgia Southern University's ...
DUNMORE - A memorial honoring Lackawanna County servicemembers killed in World War I is in the works on the 100 year anniversary of American entry into the conflict.
The death of World War I's deadliest German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richthofen, has long been a source of controversy.
The hometowns of the Wollondilly men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice serving in World War I will be commemorated in an Anzac memorial in Sydney.
Letters from the battlefields of World War I soon will be available for anyone to read, thanks to the Connecticut State Library to help mark the 100th anniversary of ...
The Great Southern Line Anzac Story highlights the experience of veterans returning from World war.
If we hadn't intervened in The Great War, it is hard to imagine that the fighting would have gone on much longer. Depleted of money and men and facing increasing civilian unrest, both sides would have likely reached a truce.
The United States entered World War I when Congress declared war on Germany on April 6, 1917, almost two years after The Great War began on the European continent and at sea. A postmark commemorating the U.S. entry into the war is offered by the U.S. ...
The library is hosting events across Connecticut, inviting people to bring in photos, letters and any artifacts associated with the "Great war" to be photographed or scanned for posterity. students and veterans also conduct interviews with the owners ...
Mary Hill was a nurse from Lima, Ill., who left Quincy on Sept. 1, 1914, to help the wounded in Russia in World War I.
There was nothing more terrifying in the trenches than the call of a gas attack - "GAS! GAS!" This warning cry sent men scrambling for their masks as the poisonous fog enveloped them.
The pilot of a World War I replica airplane was killed when he crashed into a field in Paso Robles on Sunday morning, authorities said.
When it broke out in 1914, it was to many Americans a world away, in Europe, involving as many countries, it seemed, as there were states, squabbling over borders and long-held grudges just as they had been for centuries.
April 6 marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the First World War, and PBS is recognizing that milestone with an in-depth look at some of the epic war's hidden figures.
KEARNEY - Adam Miller, an autoharpist, American folksinger and natural-born storyteller, will perform songs from World War I at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kearney Public Library. According to a KPL press release, 70 million military personnel fought in WWI ...
The entrance of a new World War I exhibit at the Wisconsin. None. The entrance of a new World War I exhibit at the Wisconsin veterans Museum replicates a trench.
Phoenixville, PA - History on Tap: Learn about World War I service members from Phoenixville and Spring City at the upcoming event.
When World War I erupted in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson promised neutrality, which most Americans favored. Within three years the tide of public opinion ...
CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - "Remembering The Great War: 1914-1918," was unveiled Tuesday at tje Nevada State Museum's South Gallery.
Madison - It's impossible to tell the stories of all 122,000 Wisconsinites who served in uniform during World War I. So the Wisconsin veterans Museum chose Helen Bulovsky, John Isermann, Arthur Cantwell and Mortimer Lawrence to tell their stories of ...
81-year-old Francis Patey sorts through his collection at his home in St. Anthony. Mr. Patey possesses over 100 photos in his Royal Newfoundland Regiment World War I Collection. Francis Patey has a collection of photos like few others on the Northern ...
The Harlem Hellfighters, one of the most decorated U.S. military units of the war, were the first Americans to cross into Germany.
Prudence Siebert, Fort Leavenworth LampBarth Hall, named for Brig. Gen. Charles H. Barth and his sons, Maj. Gen. George B. Barth and Brig.
A RARE World War I pistol handed in to Shoalhaven police will be given a new home in the Australian war Memorial. ... It's certainly not everyday you come across something used in the First World War and something that has such a remarkable story.


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