Kansas WW1

Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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The National Guard is 383 years old today

The National Guard traces its existence to December 13th, 1636. These citizen soldiers have served in all of our nation’s conflicts, and in the First World War the 26th through 42nd Divisions of the American Expeditionary Force were composed of Guardsmen. You can read more about this here. Happy Birthday to the Guard! ...read more

C-SPAN3, December 14

We slip to one World War I program on C-SPAN3 this weekend, and it’s a repeat from last week. Time is Central, of course:

World War I, African Americans and Civil Rights. Airs at 7:45 a.m Saturday morning, December 14th.

There are still four talks, I believe, from the National World War I Museum and Memorial’s annual symposium held in November. That includes Margaret Macmillan’s keynote. For those of you who couldn’t make the symposium, hopefully the remaining sessions will be aired soon. ...read more

C-SPAN3 WWI Schedule, December 7 – 9

This week’s schedule includes some repeats from last week, and one new program offered. All times are Central.

America Aid in Post-World War I Europe, 1919-1924. From the Annual Symposium at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Tammy Proctor. Airs at 11:55 a.m. Saturday morning, December 7th. ...read more

False Memory: What We “Know” About WW1

In this recorded lecture Stephen Badsey Ph. D (Cambridge) FRHistR, for 19 years a professor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and now on the faculty at the University of Wolverhampton, discusses the myths and misconceptions that have passed down to us about World War 1. Click here to see the whole presentation on YouTube. Settle in, though, because it lasts over 47 minutes. ...read more

C-SPAN3, Nov. 27 – Dec. 2

Good news! Tomorrow evening (Nov. 27) C-SPAN3 will begin airing the talks from the annual symposium of the National World War I Museum and Memorial held earlier this month in Kansas City. It looks like there are a few talks that will be aired at a later time, including Margaret MacMillan’s keynote address. ...read more

The Story Behind the Painting ‘Gassed’

In the spring of last year John Singer Sargent’s iconic work was displayed at the National World War 1 Museum in Kansas City.

The famous photograph shown above, also from the Imperial War Museum Collection, may have inspired Sargent. The image was taken at an Advance Dressing Station near Béthune, France on April 10th, 1918.The gassed soldiers are from the 55th (West Lancashire) Division, a territorial force formation, which single-handedly stopped a German advance towards the vital rail center at Hazebrouck. The 55th had been paired with the Portuguese 2nd Division, which quickly broke into a full rout, leaving the ‘terriers’ alone in the line for over three days. Although the combat was intense, they didn’t yield. ...read more

WWI Innovations

We’ve always tried to post the Educator’s Newsletter created by the National World War I Museum and Memorial. We do so again with this month’s newsletter, with the above title:

http://wfly.co/Cx2p3

We’ll also add to this post that the Museum and Memorial held its annual symposium this past Friday and Saturday with the theme: 1919: Peace? All sessions were taped for later viewing on C-SPAN, probably early in the new year. The sessions were excellent, so you probably won’t want to miss them, and we’ll try to give you some advance warning as to when they will air. ...read more

The Real Herbert Hoover

You may have seen this clip on CBS Sunday Morning, which looks at Hoover’s life, including the Belgian relief effort.

Doughboy MIA

Only the British and the Americans attempted to keep track of the number of their missing, and the official counts are still changing as the remains of fallen soldiers are regularly found in the areas of France and Belgium that were the battle grounds of the Western Front. Every now and then an American soldier is found, particularly in the Meuse Argonne. ...read more

C-SPAN3, October 20

This weekend we have the repeat of two previous shows on Sunday, October 20. As usual, times are Central.

The Presidency: Herbert Hoover’s World War I Relief Work. Airs at 8:10 a.m.

The Presidency: World War I-Era German Hunger. Airs at 12:15 p.m. ...read more

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