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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Educator’s Newsletters

We’ve tried to post links to the Educator’s Newsletters issued by the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  Unfortunately, we’ve been inconsistent in what we’ve called these posts.  To make it bit easier, we are simply going to post the link to the archive of these newsletters:   https://www.theworldwar.org/education/archive ...read more

C-SPAN3, April 21-23

Coming up this weekend on C-SPAN3, the following WWI programs are scheduled.  Times given here are Central; we’re not responsible for schedule changes.  Errors in this post is another story; we resent all errors.

Lasting Impressions of World War I.  This program airs four times over the weekend; it’s a joint press conference co-hosted by the National World War I Museum and Memorial and the National Press Club.  First airing is at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21, with a repeat at 10:00 p.m. that evening.  Third airing is at 4:01 p.m. Sunday, April 22.  The last airing is in the wee hours of Monday morning, April 23, at 2:01 p.m. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #41

One hundred years ago in Kansas, April 22 – May 4, 1918:

April 22, 1918.

-The War Department authorized a new Kansas National Guard.  Two regiments, the Fourth and Fifth, were organized immediately.

April 30, 1918.

The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me, by William Allen White, was published by the Macmillan Co., New York.  See the previous post:  https://www.kansasww1.org/kansans-of-the-great-war-era-william-allen-white/ ...read more

African Americans in the Great War- Eugene Bullard

Eugene Bullard (1895 – 1961) was an American pilot who served with the French in WW1. Born in Georgia, his father was an immigrant of Haitian descent from Martinique and his mother a Native American of the Muscogee nation. Bullard received only five years of school and left home at an early age. As a teenager he was boxing and playing in music halls in the UK and France. He joined the French Foreign Legion in October, 1914 and fought as a part of a machine gun team with the First Moroccan Division in Artois, Picardy and Champagne, where he was wounded. When he returned to duty he was reassigned to the regular French Army’s 170th Infantry Regiment, known as Les hirondelles noires de la mort (the black swallows of death). He was sent to Verdun where he was wounded again in March, 1916. ...read more

C-SPAN3, April 8th

It is perhaps a bit early to post C-SPAN programming for next weekend–too much of a chance for schedule changes–but at this point, there is only one WWI program scheduled and it will air twice.

American Artifacts:  World War I Combat Artists will air Sunday, April 8th, at 5:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 p.m. Central.  This was filmed at the National Air & Space Museum and the talk is led by the museum’s chief curator, Peter Jakob.  Their exhibit is entitled, “Artist Soldiers:  Expression in the First World War.” ...read more

WWI Films on Turner Classics in April

There aren’t many, but there are a few:

Noah’s Ark (1929)–Described as “an American playboy’s discovery of honor and courage during World War I parallels the biblical story of the flood.”  Directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca, among many, many others) and stars Dolores Costello, George O’Brien, and Noah Beery.  Airs at 7:00 p.m. Central on Wednesday, April 4th. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #40

100 years ago in Kansas, April 8-18, 1918:

April 8, 1918.

-The Marysville Turnverein, a German society which bought $50,000 in bonds during the first Liberty loan drive, resolved to buy $25,000 more in the third drive.  Mennonite churches in Reno county also voted to buy bonds. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #39

100 years ago in Kansas, March 30 – April 7, 1918.

March 30, 1918.

-Five students at Haskell Institute had died and 457 were ill with a disease called “strepo-grip.”

-The Department of Justice moved to dislodge large stocks of wheat and flour held on farms.  A secret service agent had put 7,000 pounds of flour and over 10,000 bushels of wheat from Pawnee county on the market. ...read more

C-SPAN3, March 10 – 11

This weekend on C-SPAN 3, we have one program scheduled that will air twice.  Time as usual, is Central.

A book on the Spanish Influenza of 1918 will be reviewed on History Bookshelf:  John Barry, “The Great Influenza.”  First airing is Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ; second airing is early Sunday morning at 1:10 a.m. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #38

100 years ago in Kansas, March 14 – 22, 1918.

March 14, 1918.

-Articles by Henry J. Allen about Y.M.C.A. work in France appeared in the Wichita Beacon.

March 15, 1918.

-Thirty-five members of the I.W.W. were indicted by a federal grand jury at Wichita for seditious activity. ...read more

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