The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne-sous-Montfaucon, France.  At center in the distance, is the memorial chapel.

Journey to Romagne

As a young man in my mid-20s, more than 20 years ago,  I had been teaching high school history for several years, right out of college.  I was passionate about my job and eagerly seized professional enrichment opportunities whenever they appeared - and travel was form of enrichment that I particularly enjoyed. Having a strong interest in the history of the First World War, I decided one year to spend the spring break visiting some of its … [Read More...]

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USMA West Point Announces September 2014 WW1 Conference

The United States Military Academy at West Point has announced that it will host a conference focusing on the literature and collective memory of the First World War.  Co-sponsored by the Academy's Philosophy, English and History Departments, "Literature, Memory and the First World War" will take place from September 11-14, 2014. In addition to conference presentations from a variety of noted scholars, the event will include panel discussions … [Read More...]

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English Author To Speak in Upstate New York on WW1 Novel

Novelist Elizabeth Speller will travel from England to Syracuse, NY, in March 2015 to speak on her 2013 novel The First of July (published in the UK as At Break of Day).  "CNY Reads One Book", a program sponsored by the Onondaga County Public Library and various community partners, will host Ms. Speller on March 22 at the Onondaga County War Memorial.  Under the program, members of the public are encouraged read selected books and engage with the … [Read More...]

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“Millionaire’s Unit” Documentary Film Focuses on Yale’s Pioneer American Aviators

"The Millionaire's Unit: America's Pioneer Pilots of The Great War" is the title of a new documentary film project launched by film makers Darroch Greer and Ron King of southern California.   The feature-length documentary will recount the story of a handful of Yale University students who formed an aero club and trained at their own expense as aviators while America was still neutral.  Following the April 1917 US declaration of war on … [Read More...]

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Memorial to Australian Horses Proposed

During the First World War, Australian troops fought in Turkey, the Middle East, and on the Western Front in Europe.  Over the course of the war, more than 100,000  horses were sent overseas from Australia serving as mounts for fighting troops, such as the legendary Australian Light Horse, as well as hauling artillery, supplies and casualties. Of all the horses dispatched from Australia, only one, known as "Sandy," ever returned home.  She had … [Read More...]

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Getty Research Institute to Open Major Exhibiton of WW1 Art

  The Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles will open a major new exhibition that examines the use of art in the visual propaganda created by the combatant nations in the First World War.  Set to open on November 18, 2014, "World War I: War of Images, Images of War" will draw on art held by the Institute's own Special Collections, as well as … [Read More...]

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Washington DC’s Pershing Park Officially to Become National WW1 Memorial Site

Signed into law on December 19, 2014 by President Barack Obama,  H.R. 3979, the "Carl Levin and … [Read More...]

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Australian War Memorial Launches Gallipoli Traveling Exhibition

A remarkable series of photographs taken by a noted surgeon who served with the ANZAC Corps at … [Read More...]

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Landmark English Translation Published POILU: THE WORLD WAR I NOTEBOOKS OF CORPORAL LOUIS BARTHAS

For English-speaking students of the First World War, personal accounts depicting the French … [Read More...]

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New Biography of American Ace Eddie Rickenbacker Released

America's highest-scoring flying ace of World War 1, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, was a … [Read More...]

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Publishers Face Challenge in WW1 Literature Says WALL STREET JOURNAL

According to the WALL STREET JOURNAL, over the past 53 years some 12,500 books on World War I topics … [Read More...]

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“Behind Enemy Lines: Over 100 Photographs of Germans Fighting World War I”

The website anorak.co.uk has created an intriguing photo essay focusing on Germany in World War I - … [Read More...]

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NPR’s “All Things Considered” Examines The Assassination in Sarajevo – “How Bad Directions (And A Sandwich) Started World War I”

  The National Public Radio (NPR) feature "All Things Considered" talks with Christopher … [Read More...]

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