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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

Author: Blair Tarr (page 2 of 49)

C-SPAN2 & 3, December 9 – 10

We still have World War I programs appearing on the C-SPAN networks.  Here are this weekend’s programs, and as usual, all time are Central.

C-SPAN2

Douglas Mastriano:  Thunder in the Argonne.  1:00 a.m. Sunday morning, December 9th.

C-SPAN3

American Artifacts:  U.S. Army World War I Exhibit.  5:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon, December 9th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening, December 9th. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old” — Peter Jackson Interview

Peter Jackson, the director of the WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, was interviewed for the recent issue of TIME Magazine:

http://time.com/5466475/peter-jackson-they-shall-not-grow-old/

 

Turner Classic World War I Movies for December

We’re passed the Armistice, and everything seems to be slowing down as far as events go.  We have three movies in December on Turner Classic Movies that touch on World War I, including two that are truly classic .  Times given here are Central.

Paths of Glory (1958).  The classic Stanley Kubrick film with Kirk Douglas and Adolph Menjou.  9:15 p.m. on Monday, December 10th. ...read more

Army – Navy Game, December 8th

This weekend at the annual Army – Navy Game the Army football team will be sporting uniforms honoring the 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One,” which today is headquartered at Fort Riley, Kansas.  It is also a tribute to the Division in the Great War. ...read more

C-SPAN2, December 1 – 2

We’re now seeing if WWI programming will be sustained on the C-SPAN networks now that we’re past the centennial of the Armistice.  This week we’re down to one specific program on C-SPAN2.  Time is Central, as usual.

Douglas Mastriano, Thunder in the Argonne.  Airs on Sunday evening, December 2nd, at 9:30 p.m. ...read more

Kansas Nurses Who Died During the Great War

We’d hoped that we might be able to do biographies of each of these nurses who died during the World War.  That may not happen, but for now, we’ll at least recognize them for their sacrifice.

This list was compiled sometime after the war, and apparently before the Second World War, by Miss Emma Hadorn, A.L.A.  (Presumably American Library Association.)  There may by typos and other errors.  We’d appreciate any corrections, preferably with documentation. ...read more

C-SPAN3, November 23 – 25

Yes, there is World War I programming on C-SPAN3 over the Thanksgiving Day weekend, for those of you who want something other than football.  As usual, all times are Central.

Sergeant York:  The Man and the Movie.  Airs on early Friday morning at 2:26 a.m. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #55

100 years ago in Kansas, December, 1918:

December 3, 1918.

-Special police patrolled Topeka streets to see that no one violated the influenza quarantine.  Among the deaths was that of Mrs. S.M. Brewster, wife of the Attorney General.

December 4, 1918.

-The State Board of Health had recorded 1,138 deaths from influenza, exclusive of those at Camp Funston and Fort Leavenworth. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, November 18 & 20

We’d hoped that C-SPAN would not give up on WWI programming after giving us several days of great programming leading up to and including the anniversary of the Armistice.  Perhaps they won’t but this week they are giving everyone a break from WWI with only two programs.  As usual, times are Central. ...read more

WWI Museum Bell Rings Again

Sunday’s Armistice Day Ceremony at the National World War I Museum and Memorial included a bell from the past and it’s connection to the present generation.  See the link:

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