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  • Trump to make Paris visit in November to mark 100 years since end of WWI

    08/19/2018 1:12:26 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    The Local France ^ | 17 Aug 2018
    US President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he will be visiting Paris on November 11th in honour of the centenary of the end of WWI. Trump who had planned to organise a military parade in November in Washington announced Friday that he would travel to Paris for the commemoration of the end of the First World War. The US president made the announcement on Twitter (see below) on Friday afternoon at the same as criticizing local politicians in Washington who he said were asking for too much money for the parade. "Never let anyone take you hostage!" he wrote....
  • First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger

    08/07/2018 4:43:59 PM PDT · by robowombat · 89 replies
    ITV REPORT ^ | 7 August 2018 at 5:50pm | ITV News Europe Editor James Mates
    First World War battlefield in Verdun still a danger with thousands of exploded shells 100 years on Nearly 100 years since the end of the First World War and there are still areas of France unsafe to be visited because of unexploded shells. Some 300,000 soldiers were killed in the Battle of Verdun between France and Germany from February to December 1916. During the onslaught, around six million shells - including many containing mustard gas - were fired by the opposing sides. One million of those failed to explode. Dozens of unexploded shells are unearthed every day. At the end...
  • The Significance of JULY 28 in Serbian-American History / WWI begins...

    07/28/2018 8:43:01 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies ^ | July 28, 2018 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Photo of the Serbian and American flags flying at Serbian National Defense headquarters in Chicago by Aleksandra Rebic July 2018. The Significance of JULY 28 in Serbian-American History / WWI begins and America formally honors Serbia as an Ally, paying tribute to her contributions and sacrifice.Aleksandra's Note: Today, July 28, 2018, marks two important anniversaries. On this date in 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, thus beginning what would turn into the First World War. On this date in 1918, exactly one century ago, the Serbian flag flew at the White House in Washington, D.C. at the request of American...
  • Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War I

    07/03/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    ​Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. Art was used in many ways in the tumultuous period after the end of the war, from documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique. This fascinating and moving exhibition shows how artists reacted to memories of war in many ways. George Grosz and Otto Dix...
  • WW1 soldier's 103-year-old chocolate found

    06/03/2018 12:07:53 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 june 2018
    Troops serving in France during the first Christmas of the war were given the Colonies Gift Tins, made in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Just one of the 10 bars had been eaten and the tin is being sold at an antiques auction on Tuesday. In October 1916, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, by then he was home because of shrapnel head wounds. He recovered and in 1919 joined Leicestershire Police, where he rose to the rank of superintendent. He died in January 1967.
  • Lest We Forget - Corregidor Surrenders May 6, 1942

    05/06/2018 4:14:19 PM PDT · by Oatka · 10 replies
    05/06/2018 | self
    Irving Stroberg made it, dying of cancer in 1977.
  • The Scottish island that buried America's dead

    05/04/2018 5:14:19 AM PDT · by Winniesboy · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | May 1st 1018 | Glenn Campbell
    It is the whisky-making Scottish island, world famous for its peaty single malts and warm hospitality. But the isle of Islay, in the Inner Hebrides, is now being recognised for an almost forgotten example of huge courage and humanity. A hundred years ago, Islay was on the frontline in the battle at sea during World War One. The island coped with mass casualties from two major troopship disasters just eight months apart. ... Between them, the sinkings of the SS Tuscania in February and HMS Otranto in October, claimed the lives of about 700 men in the last year of...
  • Warships pay respect over Islay war dead site

    05/04/2018 1:47:57 AM PDT · by MadMitch · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | 4 May 2018 | bbc
    Warships from Britain, America, France and Germany have gathered over the wreck of a World War One troopship to pay respect to the 700 men who died in two disasters off Islay. More than 200 US soldiers died when the Tuscania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off Islay in February in 1918.
  • When Serbian flag flew above the White House

    03/17/2018 3:28:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies ^ | (6-21-16) 21/06/2016 | none stated
    On July 28th 1918, the 4th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, Serbian flag flew above the White House and all public buildings in American capital by the order of President Woodrow Wilson. This unique event, a Serbian flag flying above the White House in Washington, took place over 9 decades ago but remained a memorable act of the US President Woodrow Wilson towards Serbia that submitted the ultimate sacrifice in “The Great War” – it lost 26% of its population and had a precedent in the war history when almost its entire population had to withdraw from their homeland.One of...
  • Hobbit director Peter Jackson brings WWI back to life in incredible colour photos and new footage

    01/29/2018 9:57:11 PM PST · by beaversmom · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | January 22, 2018 | Neal Baker
    LORD of the Rings director Sir Peter Jackson is going from Middle Earth to the Western Front transforming grainy footage of World War I into stunning 3D colour. The documentary announced on Monday is among dozens of artworks commissioned to commemorate 100 years since the end of the 1914-18 war. The New Zealander has restored film from the Imperial War Museum using cutting-edge digital technology and hand colouring. He paired it with archive audio recollections from veterans of the bloody conflict. Sir Peter said the aim is to close the 100-year time gap and show "what it was like...
  • Christmas 1917: Celebrations Were Subdued as Young Montanans Marched off to War

    12/25/2017 2:57:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Independent Herald ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Lorna Thackeray
    Many Yellowstone County homes had empty chairs at the table on Christmas Day 100 years ago. Mrs. C.M. Wright, a widow living at 3324 First Ave. S., already had three sons serving in World War I. A fourth was eager to enlist as soon as he came of age. Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Shoemaker, owners of Billings Automobile Warehouse and Service Co., returned to Billings in early December after bidding their son Lt. Shoemaker goodbye as he sailed from New York toward France. Sons were celebrating the holiday in Army training camps and on Navy ships or in cold and...
  • The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War I

    10/18/2017 9:20:01 AM PDT · by Jewbacca · 297 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10/18/2017 | Harvey Day
    A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War. As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered. Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War. The United States declared war on Germany in April 1917 and helped lead the Allies to victory. But before that, many Americans were terrified of the German threat...
  • A mother's solace: A letter from a World War I enemy

    06/03/2017 8:30:49 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 19 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | April 2O, 2015 | Patrick OGran
    In 1922, four years after her American son was killed in action in World War I, Sallie Maxwell Bennett received a letter from Emil Merkelbach, a German officer who had fought against her son in the battle that ended his life. "You will look upon my writing, no doubt, as something unusual, and rightly so, for it is indeed not exactly usual for a former enemy of his own accord to report about his opponent in the World War. I was myself a German officer in the World War." Emil Merkelbach was the leader of a German balloon squadron stationed...
  • On this date in 1916

    05/31/2017 5:26:55 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 17 replies
    The British Royal Navy's Grand Fleet, under the command of Admiral Sir John Jellicoe, met the Imperial German Navy's High Seas Fleet, under the command of Vice Admiral Reinhart Scheer, in combat at the Battle of Jutland. This was the largest naval battle of the first world war.
  • Trudeau faces history and political legacy of Vimy

    04/09/2017 6:02:23 AM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Apr 09, 2017 5:00 AM ET | By Murray Brewster
    The significance of Vimy has shifted through the decades as new generations ponder the sacrifice There were many people in chilly, war-weary London who wanted to shake Canadian prime minister Robert Borden's hand on April 9, 1917. The first accounts of "Canada's victorious day" on Vimy Ridge filtered through the imperial war cabinet within hours of the battle and well-wishers sought out the prime minister to offer congratulations. His diary bursts with pride. "I hope that this victory is only the augury of further triumphs," he wrote. Events may have moved quickly in those day, but news moved slowly. At...
  • Thousands Pause for Global WWI Centennial Observance

    04/06/2017 2:42:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    KOB ^ | 4/6
    Awed by an eight-plane flyover that left the sky streaked with plumes of red, white and blue contrails, thousands paused Thursday in the shadow of the nation's official World War I monument in remembrance of the day a century ago that the U.S. entered the fight. Melding equal measures of homage to American sacrifice with patriotism, the commemoration "In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace" amounted to a multimedia time warp to April 6, 1917, when America begrudgingly joined the global conflict that President Woodrow Wilson had sought to avoid through neutrality. With winds fluttering flags amid temperatures in...
  • WWI Anniversary: A Reminder of American Exceptionalism

    04/06/2017 6:08:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American ^ | April 6, 2017 | Joshua Claybourn
    One hundred years ago this week, the United States entered World War I after President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany to make the word safe for democracy. Unlike Europe, America did not enter the war for survival. Instead, it entered the war because of a philosophy the notion that freedom and democracy is\are noble virtues worth defending in blood. The anniversary offers a stark reminder that for much of its history the United States believed it was worthy of influencing the world with its virtues and proud of its accomplishments in the grand...
  • KY Gov. Bevin declares April 6 WWI Centennial Day

    04/06/2017 5:50:03 AM PDT · by fungoking · 1 replies
    KSVS 12 ^ | 4/6/17 | Steve Pobst
    Governor Bevin has designated April 6, 2017 as World War I Centennial Day in Kentucky. One hundred years ago the U.S. declared war against Germany's Imperial Army to enter WWI. The proclamation officially begins more than two years of events to commemorate the Great War and the thousands of Kentuckians who sacrificed to help bring the war to an end. "The Kentuckians who bravely fought to protect and defend the fate of the free world during World War I may no longer be with us, but the legacy they left behind cannot be forgotten," said Gov. Bevin. "We are thankful...
  • Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, April 6, Kansas City

    04/05/2017 6:32:00 AM PDT · by iowamark · 19 replies
    World War I Museum ^ | April 5 2017
    In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I April 6, 2017 Kansas City, MO The National World War I Museum and Memorial is honored to host America's national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States' entry into the Great War. Produced by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the ceremony, In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace: Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I, will be held on April 6, 2017 at the Museum. The national commemorative ceremony will tell the compelling story of the U.S decision to...
  • Recovered WWI German u-boat revives 'sea monster' tales

    02/21/2017 4:46:16 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies ^ | October 27, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    The wreck of a World War I German submarine has been discovered off the coast of Scotland by marine engineers surveying the route of an undersea power cable. Researchers said they think the wreck is one of two German U-boats sunk by British patrol ships in the Irish Sea in 1918 including one that was supposedly attacked by a sea monster, according to an internet legend.