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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 1 of 52)

C-SPAN2 & 3, April 20

This may say it all now that the centennial of the Great War moves towards its end. On C-SPAN, the Civil War and the Second World War continue to find programming, but the First World War recedes back into the anonymity it does not deserve.

In any case, we have a couple of programs this week to announce. All times Central as usual. ...read more

Notre Dame, 1918

C-SPAN2, April 17 – 18

If you were looking for WWI viewing on C-SPAN last week, we were unable to detect any programming. We have one story this week, and times as usual are Central.

Jeremy Brown, “Influenza.” Jeremy Brown of the National Institute of Health talks about the 1918 flu pandemic. Airs at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening, April 17; repeats at 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning, April 18.
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C-SPAN3, March 30

The C-SPAN programming is very light this weekend when it comes to the WWI period–one program. Time is Central.

Reel America: We Heard the Bells, The Influenza of 1918. Airs at 7:10 a.m. Saturday morning, March 30th.

C-SPAN3, March 23 – 25

Two programs this week from the World War I era. All time are Central.

Reel America: Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border – 1916. Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, March 23.

Reel America: We Heard the Bells, The Influenza of 1918. Airs at 9:00 p.m., Saturday evening, March 23. Repeats at 3:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, March 24, and 1:00 a.m. Monday morning , March 25. ...read more

C-SPAN3, March 16 – 19

A couple of programs of note this week. All times Central as usual.

Reel America: Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border. Airs at 9:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16; repeats at 4:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 17; and at 1:00 a.m. Monday, March 18.

U.S. Supreme Court During World War I. Airs at 10:12 p.m. Monday, March 18; repeats at 2:56 a.m. Tuesday, March 19. ...read more

The Paris Peace Conference

As stated in the previous post, we’re a little behind in promoting the Education Newsletters from the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Here’s the latest from mid-February on the Paris Peace Conference: http://wfly.co/e6R8J

Remembrance and Gold Star Mothers

The National World War I Museum and Memorial periodically issues Education Newsletters on subjects regarding the war. We’re a little behind in posting links to them here; in December they issued one on the subject of Remembrance and Gold Star Mothers.

Here’s the link to that newsletter: http://wfly.co/l2E7Y ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #60

The 60th installment seems like a good place to end the annals, as World War I events became fewer and fewer as 1919 wore on.

It also seems like a good idea to release this now, in case it might help anyone who may be interested in the aftermath of the war. We hope you enjoyed these glimpses of Kansas during the war years. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #59

100 years ago in Kansas, April 1919.

April 1, 1919.

-All draft boards in the state were closed.  Kansas had inducted 42,102 men into the army at a cost of $6.39 per soldier.

April 3, 1919.

-Many towns were building community houses as memorials to soldiers and sailors. ...read more

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