Please give your support to the Legislation to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to the 223 women who served in France as telephone operators during WW1, familiarly known as “The Hello Girls”. Sponsors include Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Sharice Davids. Click here to read more.
Search: “lo” (Page 1 of 90)
We found 895 results for your search.
Recently we posted about Dennis Cross, his blog and his new book version on the blog. You can read this post by clicking here.
Dennis has released the second volume of his work, which covers the months from June 1914 through April 1917. You can get these books from Amazon and they’re free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited member.
“Retreat? Hell, we just got here.” So said Capt. Lloyd Williams, Virginia Tech Class of 1909, who was commanding the 51st Co., 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment (2/5 Marines) at Belleau Wood. You can read more about this incident by clicking here.
Formed in 1917, the 2/5 Marines went on to become the most decorated battalion in USMC history. They are on active duty as a part of the 1st Marine Division.
If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you may remember Dennis Cross’ frequent re- posts from his blog “Centennial Countdown to the Great War”. This was a condensed news report covering events every month from 1911 to 1920, as viewed from a 21st Century perspective.
The ‘battle’ over the site of Sgt. Alvin York’s heroic deeds on October 8th, 1918 continues. Recently the research of ret. Col. Douglas Mastriano, Ph. D, has been called into question, with at least one critic accusing him of academic fraud. Mastriano, the driving force behind The Sgt. York Discovery Project, is an historian who frequently appears on CSPAN and has lectured at the U.S. World War One Museum in Kansas City as recently as 2018. If you don’t know much about Sgt. York you can read his story by clicking here, and if you’re not familiar with the saga of the searches for the site you can read more about that by clicking here. To read more about the latest news, including the accusation of academic fraud, you can click here.
This is a new feature-length documentary film about Gen. John J. Pershing produced by The Pacific Film Foundation and the National Society of Pershing Rifles. For more information click here.
In November 2020, original cast members of Prospect Theater Company’s original musical, THE HELLO GIRLS, gathered at Symphony Space in NYC (with rigorous safety protocols in place) for a one day film shoot. At the end, we captured this behind-the-scenes video of a new song written to reflect on the experience of soldiers coming home from WWI… and the experience of 2020.
A message from the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission:
‘On Friday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. EDT, you are invited to join us for the first public look at the WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer. We will introduce our webinar guests to the “Augmented Reality” smart phone app that will allow you to place a 3D model of the entire National WWI Memorial being built in Washington DC into your living room to experience, explore and discover many aspects of WWI.
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:
Since 1982 Douglas County’s “Victory Eagle” has stood outside the main entrance to Dyche Hall on the KU Campus in Lawrence. Recently it was moved to a new location on Memorial Drive. You can read all about the “Victory Eagles” in Blair’s September 30th, 2016 post here, and you can read about the relocation and dedication here.