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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Memorials to the Missing – Meuse Argonne, Montfaucon and Sgt. York

The Meuse-Argonne Offensive (September 26th – November 11th, 1918), was the largest battle in U.S. military history as measured by either the casualty rate or the number of ground forces involved.

Twenty-two divisions saw action, about 1.2 million soldiers were deployed, 26,277 were killed and 95,786 were wounded. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, October 11 – 15

It appears we’re getting closer to the anniversary of the Armistice.  The C-SPAN networks are piling on the World War I programming.  Let’s hope it keeps up!

As usual, all times are Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes (not that anyone is really blaming us . . . ) ...read more

C-SPAN3, October 6 – 8

This week’s World War I viewing on C-SPAN3.  As usual, all times are Central.

Reel America:  The Lost Battalion – 1919.   Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, October 6th.

American Artifacts:  U.S. Army World War I Posters.  Airs at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7th.  Repeats at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, October 7th. ...read more

WWI Movies on Turner Classics for October

We have a fair number of World War I themed films appearing on Turner Classic Movies this month, including several on the morning and afternoon of the 24th.  All times are Central.

The Lost Patrol (1934).  Directed by John Ford, and stars Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, and Wallace Ford.  Airs at 6:15 a.m., Thursday, October 4th. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, September 29 – October 1

This weekend’s  WWI programming on the C-SPAN networks is listed below.  As usual, all times listed are Central.

C-SPAN2

David Pietrusza, TR’s Last War.  Airs Sunday, September 30th, at 4:00 p.m.

C-SPAN3

Reel America:  The Lost Battalion – 1919 Silent Film.  Airs on Saturday, September 29th at 9:00 p.m.  Repeats on Sunday, September 30th at 3:00 p.m. and Monday, October 1st, at 1:00 a.m. ...read more

The Annals of Kansas, #50

One hundred years ago in Kansas, October, 1918.

October 2, 1918.

-Three hundred cases of influenza had been reported over the state.  Hays was hardest hit with 200 cases and several deaths.

October 8, 1918.

-Atchison theaters, churches and schools were closed because of the influenza epidemic.  Lawrence closed schools and theaters and order university students not to leave town.  At Winfield schools and public gatherings were cancelled.  K.S.A.C. had 78 cases of flu in the Student Army Training Corps.  A total of 1,255 cases were reported for the week ending October 5. ...read more

“Keeping Legends Alive” at Haskell Indian Nations University

This Friday and Saturday (September 21 and 22), the Haskell Indian Nations University at Lawrence will honor the legacy of those who served the country.  The program will recreate the 1926 dedication of the Haskell Arch and Stadium–the first tribal World War I memorial. ...read more

C-SPAN3, September 22-24

This week’s WWI programming on C-SPAN3–as usual, all times here are Central.

American Artifacts:  World War I Battle of Saint-Mihiel.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, September 22nd.

German U-Boat North America Campaign, 1918.  Airs at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, September 22nd.  Repeats at 12:00 Noon, Sunday, September 23rd, and 4:00 a.m. Monday, September 24th. ...read more

C-SPAN3, September 15-16

WWI viewing continues this weekend on C-SPAN3.  All times are Central, and as usual, we are not responsible for schedule changes.  Up this weekend:

Reel America:  The Pershing Story – 1963.  Airs at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15th.

American Artifacts:  WWI Centennial, Chateau – Theirry & Belleau Wood.  Airs at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, September 15th. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, September 8 – 10

We continue to alert you to WWI programming on the C-SPAN networks.  It’s a bit lighter this weekend, and as usual, all times are Central and we’re not responsible for schedule changes.  You may have noticed that C-SPAN3 altered its schedule this past weekend, so posted times were off a bit. ...read more

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