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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 1 of 54)

“A Museum in Baghdad”

Always interesting to see what comes up in the performing arts that has a connection to World War I. Here is a new play that talks about the Iraqi National Museum which was founded by Gertrude Bell in the 1920s, and relates it to its looting and reopening in 2006. ...read more

Armistice Day Commemoration, Bucyrus, KS

There will be an Armistice Day Commemoration held November 9 at the Queen of the Holy Rosary Wea School in Bucyrus, Miami County. More information is below:

C-SPAN3, October 11 – 13

This weekend on C-SPAN3 we see repeats of some previous programs, and at least one new program. All times are Central, as usual.

Reel America “Motor Convoy” 1919 Silent Army Film. Airs at 8:47 p.m. and 11:52 p.m. Friday evening, October 11, and at 2:57 a.m Saturday morning, October 12. ...read more

WWI-themed Movies on Turner Classics for October

Turner Classic Movies has a fair number of films with a WWI theme this month. We make no claims about them being scholarly; we just post them to show how the war did influence movie-making, particularly in the decades afterwards and before World War II. All times listed here are Central. ...read more

C-SPAN3, October 5 – 8

This weekend C-SPAN3 repeats programs from previous weeks. Of course, they can also be watched online at the C-SPAN website. all times are Central if you are watching as regularly scheduled programs.

The Presidency: Herbert Hoover & Aid to Famine-Stricken Russia. Airs at 11:05 a.m. Saturday morning, October 5. Repeats at 7:43 p.m. and 11:43 p.m. Tuesday evening, October 8. ...read more

C-SPAN3, September 28 – 30

This weekend C-SPAN3 repeats WWI programming from last week, with two additions. All times as usual are Central.

Reel America “Motor Convoy” 1919 Silent Film. Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning, September 28.

The Presidency Herbert Hoover’s World War I Relief Work. Airs at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning, September 28. ...read more

Annual National World War I Museum and Memorial Symposium

It’s coming close to the time for the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s annual symposium! Scheduled for November 1-2, it promises to be another excellent program. This year’s topic: 1919: Peace?

For more information, use this link: https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/2019-symposium ...read more

C-SPAN3, September 21-23

After an absence of a few weeks, we have some programs from the World War I era appearing on C-SPAN3 this weekend. As usual, all times shown here are Central.

Reel America: “Motor Convoy” 1919 Silent Army Film. The post-war cross-country convoy which included Lt. Colonel Dwight Eisenhower, the trip that inspired the creation of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s. Airs Saturday, September 21 at 9:00 p.m. Repeats Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m., and Monday, September 23 at 1:00 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. ...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

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