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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 1 of 41)

C-SPAN3, June 23-25

This weekend on C-SPAN3 we have one new WWI presentation and a couple of repeats from last weekend.  All times are Central.

George C. Marshall & World War I.  From a symposium at the MacArthur Memorial at Norfolk, Virginia.  Airs at 6:10 p.m. on Saturday evening, June 23rd. ...read more

The Great War Returns to PBS

PBS will again air the American Experience documentary, The Great War, beginning on June 19th.  The three part series will then air in successive weeks on June 26th and July 3rd.  For stations serving Kansas, the series will be broadcast from 8:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central, with the exception of KOOD, which will air it from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Readers outside of Kansas should check their local PBS stations’ schedules. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #46

100 years ago in Kansas, June 18 – 30, 1918.

June 18, 1918.

-Topeka business and professional men organized a twilight harvest crew and shocked 20 acres of wheat which belonged to a farmer – soldier in France.

June 19, 1918.

-Pvt. Louis Kopelin, former editor of the Appeal to Reason, Girard, was one of a commission of seven Socialists sent from Camp Funston to allied countries to counteract German influence among laboring classes. ...read more

C-SPAN3, June 16-17

This weekend on C-SPAN3 some new programs are offered about the World War I experiences of some noted World War II figures.  These three programs were part of a symposium held by the MacArthur Memorial at Norfolk, Virginia.  That probably gives you a clue as to one of the three figures discussed! ...read more

C-SPAN3, June 9-10

There is one program on World War I that will appear on C-SPAN3 this weekend.  As usual, the times here are Central.

Political & Military Leaders & the End of World War I.  Naval War College professor John Maurer discusses the piece that came at the end of World War I and how it led to World War II.  It airs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and repeats at 5:25 a.m Sunday morning. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #45.

100 years ago in Kansas, June 10 – 13, 1918.

June 10, 1918.

-A “yellow-paint squad” at Potter daubed all buildings in which one of its residents had an interest.  Included were an elevator, residence, garage and bank.  The owner was charged with hoarding flour, retarding Liberty bond and Red Cross drives, and consorting with “off-colored persons.” ...read more

Bells of Peace: A National World War I Remembrance

The United States World War One Centennial Commission is now promoting the following activity for the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending The Great War.  The program  is entitled Bells of Peace:  A National World War I Remembrance.  We will let the following statement from the Commission explain: ...read more

WWI Films on Turner Classic Movies for June

Well —  we have only two films that we can see on TCM this month.  Both are films that often run on TCM, often enough that you can probably guess what they are.  We’ll even give you time to guess:



Made your guesses?  OK, first up is a film that should have you humming “Over There” at the end.  That’s right, it’s the biopic of George M. Cohan, Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).  It airs at 7:00 p.m. on June 14, presumably because it’s Flag Day.  It stars James Cagney, Joan Leslie, and Walter Huston. ...read more

C-SPAN3, June 2

Sorry for the late posting.  After the collection of WWI programming last week, we’re reduced to three this weekend, all repeats .  As usual, all times are Central, and we ‘re not responsible for schedule changes at C-SPAN.

That last statement is important, as when we posted last week, C-SPAN3 later added additional WWI programs to the schedule. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #44

100 years ago in Kansas June 4 – 9, 1918.

June 4, 1918.

-Louis B. Leach, president of the Wamego State Bank, was removed by the State Bank commissioner, charged with declining subscriptions to Liberty Loan and Red Cross drives and encouraging his son-in-law to evade the draft. ...read more

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