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My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 10:00am - 05:30pm

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About The Event

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.
Contact : Ren Cooper (202) 633-5062
Category: Museums and Exhibitions

 

Location : Smithsonian National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC, 20002
USA

 

 

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