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ORGANISERS of a First World War heritage initiative say they are delighted with the information being uncovered. The lottery-funded Farnhill World war 1 Volunteers Project is researching the lives of village men who volunteered to serve in the conflict.
On 2 April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson went before a joint session of Congress to request a declaration of war against Germany.
The front page of the Register from April 6, 1917, announcing the U.S. declaration of war against Imperial Germany. WWI ships Lusitania.
(Pixabay). Jerusalem: archaeologists have discovered a stash of hundreds of liquor bottles, along with other items dating back to World War I at buried British barracks in Israel. The unexpected discovery was made in an archaeological excavation of the ...
The second Iron Duke was the name ship of the last class of dreadnoughts to enter Royal navy service prior to the beginning of World War I. It and its sisters were considered "super-dreadnoughts," an ill-defined term that distinguishes the second ...
US military scholars have rarely been as willing as their British counterparts to find fault with leadership and execution - even when those failures cost ...
April marks the 100th anniversary of the country's entrance into The Great War that ran from 1914 to 1918, according to Vic Gillis, Cascade Historical Society president.
It's time to head to the library. This year's "Everybody on the Same Page" program, being offered by the Carroll County Library Association to invite Carroll County residents to read and discuss the same books, is underway.
World War I project culminates with April 6 anniversary ... Portage County Historical Society is gearing up for the anniversary of the United States' entrance into World War I in a couple of weeks. It's been years of research, study, programming and ...
The mural society at the time also plans to dedicate the entire wall on the Bedquarters building at Main Street and Yosemite Avenue that will have five war murals spanning from World War I to the Global War on Terror. It is believed to be the only such ...
BRAINTREE - Mayor Joseph Sullivan and local veterans will observe the 100th anniversary of American entry into World War I with a wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m.
Collection reveals defiant sense of humour even in one of our darkest hours.
A traveling exhibition commemorating the centennial of the United States entering World War I will open at the Mountain Gateway Museum in Old Fort on Monday.
archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of whisky and gin bottles at the remains of a First World War British Army barracks in the centre of Israel.
But underneath this soaring monument is where things get interesting. It's where you'll find an amazing 50,000-square-foot bunker dug a little more than a decade ago to house the National World War I Museum, where more than 2 million people have ...
The documentary explores the consequences of the First World War through the voices - captured in memoirs, diaries, and letters - of nurses, aviators, "dough boys," and journalists.
"The Landmarks Illinois World War I Monument Preservation Grant Program provides critical funding for aging historical markers that pay homage to local heroes who served in The Great War," Bonnie McDonald, president and CEO of Landmarks Illinois, ...
According to "Historic Henderson" published in 1974 for Henderson's Bicentennial Committee, this was the last contingency of men to leave Henderson for army in World War I. (Photo: Photo courtesy of Henderson County Public Library).
On April 6, 1917, few could guess what role the American military would play in The Great War. But the declaration of war itself, marked America's long stride to the center of human events.
"We asked if the school had a memorial plaque, or a record, of former pupils from The Great War. "The staff were very helpful and not only confirmed that there was a memorial but also agreed to let us see it.
"Death and devastation made it a hell, the awful fires of which have not yet flickered out. So when you go out beyond and survey the duck-board tracks which lead to where our men are bearing the real burden and dangers of war, you think of our war ...
Elizabeth, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announces the first in a series of programs in remembrance of the Centennial of World War I. The keynote event will be a free lecture by Dr. Mark D. Van Ells, author of the acclaimed book ...
In the Oliver House Museum, we recognize the role that local men and women played in World War I - "Yates County In The Great War." Among the uniforms and other artifacts from the war are photos of most of the 630 men from Yates who served in the ...
A local heritage project which seeks to record and research the use of the Lickey Hills during World War I has been officially launched today (Monday 20th ...
April marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I, which will be commemorated by Friends of the Alma Library.
By the time the U.S. officially entered World War I on April 6, 1917 - nearly exactly a century ago - the war had already been ravaging Europe for years.
William Waldo Dodge, a premier American silversmith, came to stay in the veterans hospital in Oteen after suffering gas poisoning in World War I. The tea strainer pictured here is one of four of his pieces on display at the Mountain Gateway Museum in ...
PACIFIC and GRAYS harbor COUNTY - On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I - The Great War - to fight alongside its European allies.
Archivists from the Tennessee State Library and Archives will be at the Williamson County Archives in Franklin on April 6 as part of a statewide effort to collect ...
CAPE MAY - The East Lynne Theater Company is partnering with the Bickford Theatre to present a staged reading of a play about World War I. The New Jersey Theatre Alliance will present a staged reading of "A Year in the Trenches" Tuesday, March 21 at ...
When I first visited Flanders Fields several years ago, it was springtime. A gentle sun and puffs of soft breezes ruffled the famous red poppies among the gravestones, giving the well-kept cemeteries the aura of a peaceful resting place.
Over There: Remembering The Great War Part I. Photo courtesy Alma Public LibraryAlma's Republic Trucks manufactured these Liberty Trucks during World War I. On April 8 the Library is hosting a look at Alma's involvement in war efforts 100 years later.
An example of a booster found on the beaches in Loch Arbour, Deal and Allenhurst. These pieces of ordnance were believed to have been dumped overboard after World War I. Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By Jay Cook |. Over 300 pieces ...
Istanbul (AP) - Turkish leaders, soldiers and flag-waving spectators are commemorating a World War I campaign in which Ottoman armies held off an Allied expeditionary force, a bloody event that helps to underpin staunch nationalism in Turkey today.
Guests were free to roam an extensive range of memorabilia displays and exhibits of The Great War. Included in the exhibition was a model tank, tank corps displays, machine gun corps, information on the Lincolnshire Regiment and the builders of the ...
Istanbul (AP) - Turkish leaders, soldiers and flag-waving spectators are commemorating a World War I campaign in which Ottoman armies held off an Allied expeditionary force, a bloody event that helps to underpin staunch nationalism in Turkey today.
From my garden I look out on an area which resembles a First World War battle area. It is littered with huge, deep craters, which as I write are filled with water.
Greece Historical Society will host Dan Cody as he presents "World War I: Rochester Mobilizes for The Great War" at 2 p.m.
The untold stories of two World War I soldiers have been recognised during a memorial ceremony in England on Friday, with Governor Paul de Jersey honouring the fallen Queenslanders.
Remembering the First World War is more difficult. It was not righteous. No side was morally right. It came about as a result of a web of alliances, military buildup and a selfish drive among European nations which were seeking power and resources from ...
Forestry specialists spent time outside the State Capitol building Friday to search for trees that were planted as memorials to World War I.
When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, the U.S. Army was a small constabulary force with outlooks, doctrine and organization that were much more suited to the realities of 19th century warfare than to the crucible of The Great War ...
A LONG-ABANDONED hospital that once treated the wounded from the First World War proves a haunting sight in this collection of incredible photographs.
A University of Virginia student was honored for his service during World War I on Thursday. This Sunday will mark 100 years since James McConnell's death during the war.
We are hearing a lot this year about the centennial of the First World War, and time and again, we hear what a "futile" and "meaningless" struggle that was.
A former Cambridge blue and Anglican chaplain who went on to become the university's most decorated First World War soldier has been remembered in a new book.
SILVER CITY - 2017 commemorates the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I. The Silver City Museum will host the exhibit, "April 1917: The United States Enters World War I," which will be on view at the Museum from March 21 to ...
March 2017 - Marking the centennial of America entering World War I, Drew University's Caspersen school of Graduate Studies will host a daylong conference on the historic conflict.
... was "war Land on the Eastern Front: culture, National Identity, and German Occupation in World War I." Freeberg is the head of the History Department at the University of Tennessee and is author of "democracy's prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, The Great ...


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