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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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C-SPAN3, August 4-5

This weekend’s World War I viewing on C-SPAN3.  As usual, all times listed here are Central.  Not responsible for schedule changes.

American Artifacts:  German World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4th.

The Presidency:  Woodrow Wilson’s Life & Politics.  Airs at 11:00 a.m Saturday, August 4th. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #48

100 years ago in Kansas, August, 1918:

August 6, 1918.

-The Rev. Manasse Bontrager, Dodge City, was fined $500 for writing an article criticizing the Liberty bond campaign.  The Mennonite Weekly, Sugar Creek, Ohio, was fined the same amount for publishing the article. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 29th

This Sunday on C-SPAN3–as usual, all times are Central:

American Artifacts:  German World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, July 29th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. that evening.

Reel America:  The St. Mihiel Drive – 1918 U.S. Army Silent Film.  Airs at 6:48 p.m. Sunday, July 29th.  Repeats at 10:48 p.m. that evening. ...read more

New Research on “Shell Shock”

When this condition first became apparent to British doctors in 1915 it was thought that the cause was concussive force from being too near the explosions of artillery. Soon, however, this didn’t seem to be a comprehensive explanation, and in 1916 two conditions were described: Shell Shock (Wounded) and Shell Shock (Sick). ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 21-22

For the upcoming weekend, C-SPAN3 has the following World War I programs.  As usual, all times are Central.

Reel America:  L’Effort Americain – 1918 French Silent Film.  Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21st.

American Artifacts:  French World War I Soldiers.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21st. ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 14-16

This weekend on C-SPAN3 (all times Central):

World War I in the Middle East.  Airs at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, July 14th.  Repeats at 2:00 a.m. Sunday, July 15th.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Airs at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, July 14th.  Repeats at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, July 15th. ...read more

Web-based Resources from the US Armed Services

All five of the US Armed Services have got resource sites about WW1, even the Air Force, which didn’t exist until 1947.

Be sure to check out the Army booklets, which are generously illustrated with Signal Corps art work and photographs.

US Army Center for Military History  ...read more

C-SPAN3, July 7-8

The following WWI programs will air on C-SPAN3 this weekend, barring any schedule changes.  As usual, all times given here are Central.

World War I and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  This talk was given recently by Sergeant Major (Retired) Gavin McIlvenna at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.  Airs at 3:55 p.m. on Saturday, July 7th; repeats at 1:55 a.m.  Sunday morning, July 8th. ...read more

July on Turner Classic Movies.

There are several films on Turner Classic Movies this month that at least use the First World War as a plot device.  Three days into the month and two have already been shown, and they show up frequently on TCM, as do most of this month’s films.  The two already shown are: ...read more

“Canning the Kaiser”

Let’s have a little historical levity the day before the Fourth of July.  Among the songs from WWI is “Canning the Kaiser,” written by Upton Sinclair and sung to the tune of “Marching Through Georgia.”  I’m not sure that it is remembered all that well today; perhaps that has something to do with hardened Southerners and how they felt about the melody.  But here goes: ...read more

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