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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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“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:

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

The Centennial of The American Legion

The American Legion was formed March 15th, 1919 at a meeting held in Paris, with the stated mission of providing advocacy and services to the veterans of World War 1, similar to the Civil War organizations the Grand Army of the Republic and the United Confederate Veterans. The Legion was chartered by Congress on Sept. 16th, 1919, (U.S. Code, Title 36, Chapters 41-50). ...read more

New WW1 Movie: 1917

This major motion picture will be released soon. Directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners, it features George McKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, Mark Strong and Richard Madden. You can read more about this and view the trailer here. ...read more

Turner Classic Movies for May

At the risk of offending those who absolutely love Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia and watch them every chance these classics are scheduled–well, not this month, at least not on TCM. We do have some WWI-themed movies on TCM in May, and as usual, all times listed here are Central. ...read more

World War I on Turner Classic Movies for March

We have a few films that include World War I as part of the plot this month. This includes one that seems to show up just about every month. All times here are Central.

The Dark Angel, (1935). Described as “Three childhood friends are torn apart by love and World War I.” Clearly an unbeatable combination. Stars Frederic March and Merle Oberon. Airs at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning March 6th. ...read more

Pershing’s Paths of Glory

This new movie has been produced by the National Society of the Pershing Rifles, the honor society for R.O.T.C. cadets and midshipmen, and The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. The world premiere showing will be on March 15th at the KCI Expo Center, 11730 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. You can learn more, view a trailer and reserve tickets here. ...read more

“A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War”

The National World War I Museum and Memorial has often offered talks on both J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, including showing Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. With Jim’s previous post on the new Tolkien movie, it seems appropriate to follow it up with the announcement of a talk with the above title coming up at the Museum: ...read more

New Tolkien Biopic

I’m going to take a chance and presume that all of you have heard of the Oxford Don J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973), the poet, philologist and author of classic high fantasy novels, whose works The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit have had a massive influence on popular culture, especially through Sir Peter Jackson’s movie versions. We’ve even had a lecture about Tolkien and World War 1 at the Kansas Historical Society recently. ...read more

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