Kansas WW1

Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Month: August 2019

New WW1 Movie: 1917

This major motion picture will be released soon. Directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, it features George McKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Richard Madden. You can read more about this and view the trailer here. ...read more

Hiawatha Honors Homer White

Recently Hiawatha, Kansas, honored World War I hometown soldier Homer White, for whom the American Legion post is named. The National World War I Centennial Committee posted the story on their website. Here’s the link:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/6519-veterans-mark-wwi-milestone-in-hiawatha-ks.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ...read more

Erwin Bleckley and the Lost Battalion

Episode #135 of the WWI Centennial News Podcast includes a story about Erwin Bleckley, the WWI flyer from Wichita who lost his life and received the Medal of Honor. See the link below; the Bleckley story starts at 8:05:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/communicate/2015-12-28-18-26-00/weekly-sync-call.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ...read more

The Reparations Story

The 1919 Versailles Treaty required the payment of reparations to most of the Allied Powers for causing the war.  No payments were to be made to Russia, who wasn’t represented at the conference, and the U.S.  which refused to receive reparations or territorial concessions. The burden fell mostly on Germany, in an amount equivalent to $269 billion today. Cash reparations assessed to Austria, Hungary and Turkey were zeroed out due to their large territorial losses. Bulgaria paid about $1.4 billion in today’s money before their debt was cancelled in 1932.   ...read more

C-SPAN3, August 9-10

A couple of things that may be of interest to the World War I people. As usual, all times are Central, and all can be watched any time at the C-SPAN website.

Reel America “Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border”–1916. Airs at 12:23 a.m. early Friday morning, August 9. Second airing is at 6:27 a.m the same morning. ...read more

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