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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 2 of 51)

The Annals of Kansas, #58

100 years ago in Kansas, March 1919.

March 9, 1919.

-A poll indicated that Kansas dailies were in favor of a league of nations but were opposed to President Wilson’s plan as submitted to the peace conference.

March 14, 1919.

-McPherson reported 200 cases of influenza. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, February 24 – 25

Once again, kind of a minimal amount of WWI programming on the C-SPAN networks this weekend. All time Central as usual.


Garrett Peck:  The Great War in America. Airs at 4:00 a.m. Monday morning, February 25th.


Unknown Soldier of World War I. Airs at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, February 24th.
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Presidential Descendants in World War I

This is one of those topics where I know I don’t have all the answers, but I am curious about how many presidential descendants served in some capacity during the Great War.

We always hear about Theodore Roosevelt’s four sons serving in the war. That is only natural; TR had only been out of office for eight years when the United States entered the war. TR had been quite outspoken in the years leading up to the war. The sons had been a part of the public consciousness of the Roosevelt family for many years. There was the outpouring of grief when the youngest son, Quentin, lost his life when his plane was shot down. ...read more

C-SPAN3, February 16

This will be one of those lean weekends on the C-SPAN networks when it comes to WWI programming. One program, time is Central as usual.

U.S. Supreme Court & Free Speech During World War I. Saturday morning, February 16th, at 10:00 a.m.

C-SPAN2 &3, February 9 – 11


Douglas Mastriano:  Thunder in the Argonne. 3:45 a.m. Sunday morning, February 10th.

Garrett Peck:  The Great War in America. 1:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, February 10th.


WWII Commanders Trained During the First World War. 11:40 a.m. Saturday morning, February 9th. ...read more

Turner Classic Movies for February

This is the month Turner Classics begins its “31 Days of Oscar” promotion, so there will be World War I themed films that received at least one Oscar. Most of those shown this month are films that are regularly shown on TCM. All times here are Central. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

The special screenings of Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, apparently have been very successful. Originally plans were to open it to general release in the top 25 markets on February 1. Instead, the general release will include 500 theaters in 150 markets. ...read more

C-SPAN3, February 3

It looks like a very quiet weekend for World War I programming on the C-SPAN networks, with only one program scheduled. Times are Central.

WWII Commanders Trained During the First World War. Airs Sunday evening at 7:40 p.m., and repeats at 11:40 p.m.

Soldiers Memorial, St. Louis

While passing through St. Louis recently I stopped at the recently reopened Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. The Memorial was opened in 1938 as a tribute to those from St. Louis who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War.

In 2015 the Missouri Historical Society assumed control of the operations of the Memorial and immediately began a revitalization of it. This past November 3rd, the Memorial reopened to the public. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, January 26-28

This weekend’s WWI viewing on the C-SPAN networks. As usual, all times are Central.


Garrett Peck:  The Great War in America. Airs Saturday morning, January 26th at 7:00 a.m.


World War I Fighter Pilot Culture. Airs Sunday morning, January 27th at 6:05 a.m. ...read more

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