Video Presentation: The Roosevelts in World War I

 

Roosevelt Scholar Genna Rollins speaks to the Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA)

Roosevelt Scholar Genna Rollins speaks to the Western Front Association East Coast Branch (USA)

Roosevelt Scholar Genna Rollins presents a fascinating account of the involvement Theodore Roosevelt’s four sons in The First World War.  This video presentation was recorded at the WFA East Coast Branch’s Symposium in World War I History at York, PA, June 2012.

Former President of the United States, and Colonel of the “Rough Riders” in the Spanish American War, Theodore Roosevelt instilled in his children a sense of duty and obligation to serve their country.  When the United States entered World War I in 1917, each of TR’s sons became involved in the conflict – not all of whom survived the war.  Ms. Rollins’ exciting presentation follows the fortunes of the sons of TR in The Great War.

The WFA East Coast Branch holds two symposiums in World War I history each year.