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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 1 of 42)

C-SPAN3, August 4-5

This weekend’s World War I viewing on C-SPAN3.  As usual, all times listed here are Central.  Not responsible for schedule changes.

American Artifacts:  German World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4th.

The Presidency:  Woodrow Wilson’s Life & Politics.  Airs at 11:00 a.m Saturday, August 4th. ...read more

Video of the “Turning the Tide” Stamp Ceremony

As a little extra to Jim’s previous post about the new WWI stamp, the First Day of Issue ceremony was recorded and can be seen on the YouTube channel of the National World War I Museum  and Memorial in Kansas City, where the ceremony took place.

The Annals of Kansas, #48

100 years ago in Kansas, August, 1918:

August 6, 1918.

-The Rev. Manasse Bontrager, Dodge City, was fined $500 for writing an article criticizing the Liberty bond campaign.  The Mennonite Weekly, Sugar Creek, Ohio, was fined the same amount for publishing the article. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 29th

This Sunday on C-SPAN3–as usual, all times are Central:

American Artifacts:  German World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. that evening.

Reel America:  The St. Mihiel Drive – 1918 U.S. Army Silent Film.  Airs at 6:48 p.m. Sunday, July 29th.  Repeats at 10:48 p.m. that evening. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 21-22

For the upcoming weekend, C-SPAN3 has the following World War I programs.  As usual, all times are Central.

Reel America:  L’Effort Americain – 1918 French Silent Film.  Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21st.

American Artifacts:  French World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21st. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 14-16

This weekend on C-SPAN3 (all times Central):

World War I in the Middle East.  Airs at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14th.  Repeats at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, July 15th.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Airs at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, July 14th.  Repeats at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, July 15th. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 7-8

The following WWI programs will air on C-SPAN3 this weekend, barring any schedule changes.  As usual, all times given here are Central.

World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  This talk was given recently by Sergeant Major (Retired) Gavin McIlvenna at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  Airs at 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th; repeats at 1:55 a.m.  Sunday morning, July 8th. ...read more

July on Turner Classic Movies.

There are several films on Turner Classic Movies this month that at least use the First World War as a plot device.  Three days into the month and two have already been shown, and they show up frequently on TCM, as do most of this month’s films.  The two already shown are: ...read more

“Canning the Kaiser”

Let’s have a little historical levity the day before the Fourth of July.  Among the songs from WWI is “Canning the Kaiser,” written by Upton Sinclair and sung to the tune of “Marching Through Georgia.”  I’m not sure that it is remembered all that well today; perhaps that has something to do with hardened Southerners and how they felt about the melody.  But here goes: ...read more

A Moment That Matters Now

The July 9th print edition of TIME has an collection of short articles under the title “Seven Moments from U.S. History That Matter Now.”   Online, it’s expanded to 25 moments.  One of the moments is the Meuse-Argonne campaign of 1918, and the contributor is Richard S. Faulkner of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.  Richard–or Shawn, as many know him–is a familiar voice on WWI on C-SPAN, and as a member of the audience at one of his talks at the National World War I Museum and Memorial said recently, “If he had gone on for three hours I would have hung on every word.” ...read more

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