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Working Together to Enrich Our National Collective Memory

In a recent interview with the Reuters news agency, German historian Herfried Muenkler explained the Germans’ comparative apathy toward the centenary of the First World War.  The all-encompassing collective memory of World War II and its associated guilt, combined with the knowledge that their national recollection of the first war was later distorted by the Nazis, has fostered a conscious desire by many Germans to ignore the 2014-18 centenary … [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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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 have been published in America, compared to more than 43,000 on World War II over the same period.  On the whole Americans, have been far less interested in the First World War, perhaps due to an inability to place the American experience "Over There" in its proper context. With the coming of the centenary of World War I, however, US … [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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British Soldiers Who Fell at Loos Reburied

    During a construction project near Loos-en-Gohelle, France, in October 2010, workers discovered a mass grave from the Battle of Loos during the First World War.  The grave contained the remains of 50 soldiers - 30 German and 20 British- killed in the 1915 battle.  Based on its location, it was determined that the carefully prepared grave had been dug by German soldiers. On Friday March 14, 2014, the remains of the 20 … [Read More...]

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Western Front Association East Coast Announces Spring 2014 WW1 History Symposium

The Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA) has announced that it will hold its Spring 2014 Symposium in World War I History on Saturday June 7 at the historic Maryland War Memorial Building, Baltimore, MD.  The symposium will feature discussions and presentations by noted historians and authors on various aspects of the history and … [Read More...]

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Humber School of Liberal Arts Announces Call for WW1 Conference Papers and Reviewers

The Humber School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with The International Festival of … [Read More...]

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Rexamination of Minnesota’s WWI Memorial Urged

Retired US Navy Chaplain David Thompson of Minnesota is calling on that state to correct its World … [Read More...]

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US WW1 Centennial Commission Announces “Centennial Convention and Trade Fair”

The United States World War I Centennial Commission has announced that it will sponsor a "Centennial … [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...]

Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand who's assassination on June 28, 1914 sparked the outbreak of the First World War.

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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National World War 1 Museum to Host Production of R.C. Sherriff’s JOURNEY’S END

For six evenings each week, and as well as Saturday and Sunday afternoons from February 20 to March … [Read More...]

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BBC Drama “37 Days” To Explore the Outbreak of WW1

The BBC has announced that it will produce a 3-part drama that will challenge long-held conventions … [Read More...]

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Novel Set in WW1 Revolves Around Australian Nurses

Award-winning Australian author Thomas Keneally's new novel The Daughters of Mars is set during … [Read More...]

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