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WW1 Centennial News

Podcast Logo 440WWI Centennial News is a weekly audio podcast, recorded with a live audience at Noon Eastern every Wednesday.
It's about WWI THEN: 100 Years ago this week;
It's about WWI NOW: The Centennial and commemoration
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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WW1 Centennial News for August 17, 2018 - Episode #85

Devil's Rope - Barbed WireDevil's Rope - Barbed Wire

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Highlights: 1.5 Million "Over There"

  • 100 years ago: Ready to increase US forces to 4 million | @ 02:10
  • German perspective on the turn around - Mike Shuster | @ 12:25
  • Part 2: 28th division - the Pennsylvania Doughboys - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 16:30
  • Announcing resources for local Armistice Centennial Events - YourACE | @ 23:15
  • Spotlight on the media: The Hello Girls - Jim Theres | @ 29:50
  • Update from the States: Wyoming and Indian Doughboys - Douglas R. Cubbison | @ 37:00
  • WWI WarTech - Devil’s Rope | @ 44:45
  • Dispatch Newsletter Highlights | @ 47:50
  • BUZZ - Commemoration in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @ 49:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #85 8/17/2018

WW1 Centennial News for August 10, 2018 - Episode #84

In WWI Japan fought on the side of the allies, declaring war in August 1914. Here Japanese and American Doctors and Nurses gather for a photo.In WWI Japan fought on the side of the allies, declaring war in August 1914. Here Japanese and American Doctors and Nurses gather for a photo.

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Highlights: Japan in WWI

  • Japan in WWI - Dr. Frederick Dickinson | @02:15
  • Chaos on the Eastern Front - Mike Shuster | @10:05
  • The 28th Division: Pennsylvania National Guard doughboys fight - Dr. Edward Lengel | @13:50
  • Great War Channel three month retrospective - Indy Neidell | @20:05
  • Battle of Amiens Commemoration - Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge & others | @21:50
  • WW1 War Tech: Dazzle Camouflage | @24:40
  • Special Report: 1418NOW Dazzle Ship Series - Tamsin Dillon & Emma Enderby | @30:05
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Iowa - Timothy Lane | @38:00
  • Speaking WWI: The Third Light | @43:50
  • Dispatch Newsletter: Highlights and Headlines | @45:05
  • The Buzz: The Commemoration in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @48:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #84 8/10/2018

WW1 Centennial News for August 03, 2018 - Episode #83

The first American who set foot on German soil 11/12/18, the day after the Armistice was corporal Roy Holtz, US Army entering Germany riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sidecar.The first American who set foot on German soil 11/12/18, the day after the Armistice was corporal Roy Holtz, US Army entering Germany riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sidecar.

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Highlights: August 1918 Overview 

  • August 1918 Preview Roundtable - Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Theo Mayer | @02:05
  • Great War Project Blog: Turning Point - Mike Shuster | @17:35
  • International Report 1: Commemorations in France | @21:55
  • International Report 2: The Moore Twins step up | @22:58
  • Remembering Veterans: Rechickenization of France - Tracy Robinson DAR | @25:00
  • Harley Davidson in WWI - Bill Jackson | @31:20
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Dunmore, PA - Jim Davenport & Louise McLafferty | @37:05
  • Speaking WWI: Stormtrooper | @43:00
  • WWI WarTech: Stainless Steel | @45:45
  • Articles & Posts: Dispatch Newsletter | @48:50
  • The Buzz: Commemoration in social media - Katherine Akey | @52:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #83 8/03/2018

WW1 Centennial News for July 27, 2018 - Episode #82

Inspector General A. Piatt Andrew and Assistant Inspector General Stephen Galatti in front of a row of ambulances at 21 rue Raynouard, the location of the AFS headquarters in Paris, France. Photograph by H.C. Ellis.Inspector General A. Piatt Andrew and Assistant Inspector General Stephen Galatti in front of a row of ambulances at 21 rue Raynouard, the location of the AFS headquarters in Paris, France.
Photograph by H.C. Ellis.

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Highlights: Ambulance 

  • 100 Years Ago: Ambulance | @02:15
  • American Field Service - Nicole Milano | @08:15
  • Great War Channel: Hemingway - Indy Neidell | @15:00
  • Great War Project: But Paris is safe - Mike Shuster | @16:05
  • America Emerges: Who’s fighting where - Dr. Edward Lengel | @19:50
  • Commission News: WWI Commemorative Stamp - Rebekah Wilson | @25:50
  • State Update: Michigan “Over There” event features the maquette | @33:30
  • Spotlight on the media: New book: Good War, Great Men - Andrew Capets | @34:35
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Cape May, NJ - Kathleen Wyatt & Harry Bellangy | @39:30
  • Speaking WWI & WWI War Tech : Ambulance | @45:10
  • Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch Newsletter | @50:05
  • The Buzz - Centennial Social Media - Katherine Akey | @53:30

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #82 7/27/2018

WW1 Centennial News for July 20, 2018 - Episode #81

Imaging in WWIPicture This! Capturing WWI in movies and stills

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Highlights: Picture this! 

  • 100 Years Ago: From state militias to a huge standing army | @02:15
  • Great War Project: Gas by railroad - Mike Shuster | @11:55
  • America Emerges: Battle of Soisson - Dr. Edward Lengel | @15:50
  • Commission News: CFA Reviews Nat. WWI Memorial project | @22:50
  • Update from the States: Exhibit in Helena Arkansas - Drew Ulrich | @25:20
  • Spotlight on the Media: Waldo Pierce Goes to War - Corine Reiss | @30:30
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Yuma Arizona - Mayor Nichols & John Courtis | @35:25
  • WWI WarTech: Imaging in WWI | @41:45
  • Speaking WWI: Snapshot | @46:30
  • Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch | @48:00
  • Commemoration in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @50:40

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #81 7/20/2018

WW1 Centennial News for July 13, 2018 - Episode #80

18 07 13 thumbOur friendship with France goes back to the founding of our country

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Highlights: Our Friends in France

  • 100 Years Ago: Why America Celebrated Bastille Day | @02:05
  • War In The Sky: Quentin Roosevelt falls | @10:05
  • America Emerges: Marne and more - Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:15
  • Great War Project: Writing WWI - Mike Shuster | @18:40
  • Commission News: $1.8M education partnership | @23:30
  • Remembering Vets: Finding your WWI Ancestors - Debra Dubek | @25:15
  • Stories of Service: Archiving those Stories of Service | @34:05
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Saugerties NY - Bill Payne, Vince Buono & Lisa Polay | @36:20
  • Speaking WWI: “Alleyman” | @43:50
  • WWI War Tech: Minenwerfer and Trench Mortars | @45:55
  • Dispatch: Newsletter highlights | @48:15
  • The Buzz: Selected Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #80 7/113/2018

WW1 Centennial News for July 6, 2018 - Episode #79

WWI era George S. PattonYoung WWI Tank Commander, Captain George S. Patton

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Highlights: July 1918 Preview

  • 100 Years ago: July 1918 overview - Theo Mayer, Katherine Akey & Dr. Edward Lengel | @02:10
  • Great War Project: Changing Landscape of the War - Mike Shuster | @18:15
  • Commission News: Armistice Centennial Participation App | @22:25
  • Remembering Veterans: Doughboy MIA - Rob Laplander | @ 23:35
  • Spotlight on the Media: Lost Voices - Michael Collins and Martin King | @31:05
  • Speaking WW1: Zero Hour | @36:20
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Patton and the US Tank Corps Project - Karlen Morris & Sgt. Phil Wilburn | @ 38:05
  • WW1 Tech: Trench Club | @43:30
  • Articles & Posts from the Weekly Dispatch Newsletter | @45:35
  • The Buzz: The Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @48:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #79 7/06/2018

WW1 Centennial News for June 29, 2018 - Episode #78

Uncle Sam 4th of July 1918 posterUncle Sam 4th of July 1918 poster

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Highlights: 4th of July, 1918

  • 100 Years ago: 4th of July, 1918 | @02:00
  • Great War Project: Chaos at all ends - Mike Shuster | @12:05
  • America Emerges: Capturing Vaux - Dr. Edward Lengel | @16:15
  • Commission News: Bells of Peace - Betsy Anderson | @20:55
  • Historian Corner: WWI Shaping the 20th Century - Dr. Jay Winter | @27:00
  • State Update: CT WWI History Project - Christine Pittsley | @33:30
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Governors Island - Kevin Fitzpatrick & Maj. Jared Nichols | @39:05
  • Speaking WWI: War Effort | @46:25
  • Articles & Posts from the Weekly Dispatch Newsletter | @47:45
  • The Buzz: The Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @49:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #78 06/29/2018

WW1 Centennial News for June 22, 2018 - Episode #77

Howard Schultz speaks on the National WWI Memorial in Washington DCHoward Schultz speaks on the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC

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Highlights: Howard Schultz on the National WWI Memorial

  • The battle on the Italian Front: Piave | @01:45
  • Germany low on resources and morale - Mike Shuster | @06:30
  • The untold story of Hill 204 - Dr. Edward Lengel | @10:20
  • SPECIAL: Howard Schultz on the National WWI Memorial | @16:10
  • Historian Corner: President Teddy Roosevelt - David Pietrusza | @36:55
  • Speaking WWI: Tailspin | @43:40
  • WWI War Tech: Ice City | @45:15
  • Buzz: WWI in social media - Katherine Akey | @48:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #77 06/22/2018

WW1 Centennial News for June 15, 2018 - Episode #76

Looking over toward Belleau WoodLooking over toward Belleau Wood

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Highlights: The Battle of Belleau Wood

  • The Battle of Belleau Wood - Mike Shuster | @02:15
  • June 11 Breakthrough at Belleau Wood - Dr. Edward Lengel | @06:00
  • The birth of the modern US Marine Corps - Alan Axelrod | @10:05
  • War in The sky: The Ace who ran Pan Am | @16:45
  • Historian Corner: The Dept. of State in WWI - Thomas Faith | @18:25
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: San Francisco - Ken Maley | @25:55
  • Speaking WWI: Boot Camp | @32:00
  • WWI War Tech: Submarine | @34:00
  • Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch Highlights | @37:50
  • Social Media - Katherine Akey | @43:50

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #76 06/15/2018

WW1 Centennial News for June 8, 2018 - Episode #75

Interior of a WWI era German U-BoatInterior of a WWI era German U-Boat

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Highlights: War Comes to US Shore!

  • 100 Years Ago This Week: German U-boats on the Eastern seaboard | @01:30
  • War In The Sky: First American Ace | @07:30
  • A million men in France - Mike Shuster | @`12:30
  • Machine gunners at Chateau Thierry - Dr. Edward Lengel | @16:45
  • Commission Armistice Centennial Plans - Meredith Carr | @21:10
  • CBS News Radio at Pershing Park - Chas Henry | @27:15
  • WWI at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - Dr. Peter Jakab | @29:50
  • New Mexico in WWI - Jeff Laudermilk | @36:10
  • 100C /100M: Hawaii’s Memorial Natatorium - Donna Ching | @43:00
  • Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #75 06/08/2018

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