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Grass Roots Remembrance is Key

As was recently estimated by Mark Levitch, creator of the World War 1 Memorial Inventory Project, there may be as many as 10,000 WW1 monuments in various forms throughout the United States. There was not a single national memorial to the war dedicated in their lifetime, yet America’s Doughboy generation did leave their mark on our landscape; the memorials they left behind were often small, local reminders of their service and sacrifice in “The … [Read More...]

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Fall 2015 Symposium in WW1 History To Be Held in York, PA

The Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA) will gather in York, PA on Saturday October 24 for the Fall 2015 Symposium in World War 1 History.  Join WFA East Coast at the York County Heritage Trust for an exciting day of WW1 history presentations, displays, discussions, door prizes, book signings and more !   Presentations at the symposium include: “The Life of General ‘Blackjack’ Pershing” –Meet America’s most celebrated … [Read More...]

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New Account of America’s First WW1 Offensive: FIRST OVER THERE – THE ATTACK ON CANTIGNY

Former soldier and now author Matthew J. Davenport's new account of the first sustained American offensive of the First World War - the Battle of Cantigny - provides a fresh look at this May 1918 battle in France.  FIRST OVER THERE - THE ATTACK ON CANTIGNY (MacMillan 2015), makes use of carefully researched primary source materials to weave together an account of how the men of the US 1st Infantry Division went "over the top" to take and hold 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...]

The newly restored HMS M 33 displayed at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, England.

Historic Gallipoli Campaign Warship Restored in UK

The shallow-draft monitor HMS M 33 was opened to the public at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, England, on August 6, 2015.  The vessel, which took part in WW1 operations at Gallipoli, Salonika, and later in north Russia, recently underwent a £2.5M restoration to her 1915 configuration and can now be explored by visitors to the museum who can experience special audio-visual enhancements interpreting the vessel's role in … [Read More...]

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WAR & CONFLICT BOOKERA:  WWI/RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING

Fall 2015 Symposium in WW1 History To Be Held in York, PA

The Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA) will gather in York, PA on Saturday October 24 for the Fall 2015 Symposium in World War 1 History.  Join WFA East Coast at the York County Heritage Trust for an exciting day of WW1 history presentations, displays, discussions, door prizes, book signings and more !   Presentations at the … [Read More...]

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The statue of Gen. John J. "Blackjack" Pershing which stands in Washington DC's Pershing Park.

Panel Selects Finalists for National WW1 Memorial Design

An independent panel has selected five finalists from among the approximately 350 design proposals … [Read More...]

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Wisconsin Plans for SS TUSCANIA Memorial

Torpedoed in the Irish Sea on February 6, 1918, the British liner-turned-troopship SS TUSCANIA, sank … [Read More...]

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Major WW1 Art Exhibition Travels to St. Louis

  Originally opened at The Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles the art exhibition "World War … [Read More...]

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The newly restored HMS M 33 displayed at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, England.

Historic Gallipoli Campaign Warship Restored in UK

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New Account of America’s First WW1 Offensive: FIRST OVER THERE – THE ATTACK ON CANTIGNY

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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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