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WW1 Centennial News

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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 January 11 2019 - Episode #105

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Looking ahead at 1919!

Episode #105

Host: Theo Mayer

  • 1919 Overview Roundtable - Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Host | @02:00
  • Wilson’s Great Challenge - Mike Shuster | @17:40
  • First into Germany: SGT Roy Holtz - And he did it on a Harley - Host | @22:00
    (Courtesy of author Robert Laplander)
  • A Century in the Making: The Winning Team - Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard | @29:00
  • “American Indians in WWI”: New Website - Erin Fehr | @39:30
  • New showings of Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” - Host | @46:40
  • WWI in education: Memorializing The Fallen - Host | @49:00

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #105 01/11/19

WW1 Centennial News for January 4, 2019 - Episode #104

Toasting in the new year with some french bubblyToasting in the new year with some french bubbly

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Favorite Segments of 2018 - Part 2

Episode #104

Host: Theo Mayer

Last week and this week, we have a two-episode special.
We have pulled together some of our favorite stories and segments from 2018!
They are presented in chronological order. Part 1 came out last week - the last week of 2018, and here is Part 2 published the first week of 2019.

This episode includes:

  • June 29, Episode #78
    How WWI Shaped the 20th Century with Dr. Jay Winter |@ 01:10

  • July 20, Episode #81
    A Two-for-One Combo…. with WWI War Tech and Speaking WWI both about photography! |@ 07:45

  • August 10, Episode #84
    Japan in WWI with Dr. Frederick Dickinson |@ 13:50

  • In the same episode #84,
    The 28th Division: Pennsylvania National Guard doughboys fight from Dr. Edward Lengel |@ 21:35

  • October 5, Episode #92
    The Lost Battalion - with Rob Laplander |@ 27:35

  • November 2, Episode #94
    Maneuverings: Both Military and Diplomatic with Mike Shuster |@ 34:20

  • November 11, Episode #98
    From the World War I Armistice Centennial Day Sacred Service - an excerpt:
    "The Last One Down: Henry Gunther", written by Matthew Naylor, underscored with "The Unanswered Question" by Aaron Copeland performed by the World War I Centennial Orchestra and read by Dr. Libby O’Connell |@ 38:05

  • December 14th, Episode #101
    Three Key impacts of WWI with historian, Sir Hew Strachan |@ 42:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #104 01/04/19

WW1 Centennial News for December 28, 2018 - Episode #103

New Year Poster from 1919New Year Poster from 1919

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Favorite Segments of 2018 - Part 1

Episode #103

Host: Theo Mayer

This New Year week, and next week, we have a two-episode special for you.

We have pulled together some of our favorite stories and segments from 2018!

They are presented in chronological order. Part 1 comes out this week - the last week of 2018, and Part 2 will publish next week - the first week of 2019.


This episode includes:

  • January 11,  Episode #54
    Looking ahead at 2018 & Wilson’s 14 points. |@ 01:10

  • Same week, Episode #54
    “A Century In The Making” with Sabin Howard |@ 05:15

  • March 2, Episode #61
    March 1917 preview roundtable with Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey and myself |@ 11:25

  • In the same episode #61,
    The fighting in Russia with Mike Shuster |@ 22:45

  • March 9, Episode #63
    Alvin Yorks Crisis of Conscience with Dr. Edward Lengel |@ 26:25

  • April 4 Episode #66
    War in The Sky - PTSD among the pilots with Mark Wilkins |@ 33:10

  • May 4  Episode #70
    The big influenza pandemic with Kenneth C. Davis  |@ 40:05

  • In the same show - Episode #70 - War in the Sky - the story of Eddie Rickenbacker |@ 47:20

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #103 12/28/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 21, 2018 - Episode #102

"Saluting Santa" Magazine cover created by Joseph Christian Leyendecker"Saluting Santa" Magazine cover created by Joseph Christian Leyendecker published on December 7, 1918 for Saturday Evening Post or Collier's

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Highlights: 2018 Holiday Music Special

Host: Theo Mayer

This is our 2018 Holiday music special. We have compiled a collection of WWI era holiday music. It includes popular Holiday music of the time including some German, French, British and Italian pieces and even a modern day rendition of I’ll be home for Christmas courtesy of the contemporary WWI musicians, Baritone John Brancy and pianist Peter Dugan.

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #102 12/21/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 14, 2018 - Episode #101

18 12 14 thumbThey all meet in France, but Wilson is not particularly welcome at Versailles.

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Highlights: The Aftermath Part II

Host: Theo Mayer

Part II of a special 2-part series examining the immediate aftermath of the Armistice signing.

  • Preview of coming attractions - Host | @00:35
  • Gold Star Mothers - Candy Martin  | @02:45
  • American Battle Monuments Commission - Mike Knapp | @10:35
  • Three Key impacts of WWI - Sir Hew Strachan | @18:00
  • The Cost of a Seat at the Table - Mike Shuster | @24:55
  • The effect of WWI on the United States - Professor Michael Carew | @28:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #101 12/14/18

WW1 Centennial News for December 7, 2018 - Episode #100

In the Commonwealth, they chose to use headstones instead of crosses as their fallen with the soldier's religion carved in.In the Commonwealth, they chose to use headstones instead of crosses for their fallen with the soldier's nationality and religion carved in.

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Highlights: The Aftermath Part I

Host: Theo Mayer

Part I of a special 2-part series examining the immediate aftermath of the Armistice signing.

  • Preview of coming attractions - Host | @00:25
  • The immediate aftermath - Mike Shuster  | @04:15
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Dr. Glyn Prysor and Peter Francis | @07:50
  • War, wounds, pain and fear - Professor Joanna Burke | @18:00
  • Coming Home - Jonathan Casey | @26:40
  • Hello Girls the Musical - Cara Reichel and Peter Mills | @33:00
  • Peter Jackson’s “They Shall Not Grow Old” - Brent Burge | @42:10

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #100 12/07/18

WW1 Centennial News for November 23, 2018 - Episode #99

Enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner in 1918Enjoying a Thanksgiving dinner in 1918

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Highlights: Thanksgiving Special

Host: Theo Mayer

  • What are we thankful for on this Thanksgiving? | @ 00:25
  • How to help build the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC | @ 02:45
  • Memorial Sculptor Sabin Howard on the sculpture design | @ 06:55
  • President Wilson’s 1918 Thanksgiving Proclamation | @ 10:50
  • Commission Executive Director Dan Dayton | @ 15:55
  • Commission Chairman Terry Hamby | @ 17:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #99 11/23/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 16, 2018 - Episode #98

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Special: Sacred Service

Host: Theo Mayer

This special episode brings you the sound of World War I Armistice Day Sacred Service, a multi-denominational service honoring the Centennial of the WWI Armistice, from the WWI Centennial Commission in partnership with Washington National Cathedral.

View the video at:

ww1cc.org/sacredservice

Download the Service program (a keepsake in its own right) at:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/images/2018-ace/pdf/wwi_armistice_sacred-service_program_11_11_2018.pdf

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #98 11/16/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 11, 2018 - Episode #97

Fido is wondering what the fuss is about!Fido is wondering what the fuss is about!

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Highlights: The Run-up to the Armistice

Host: Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago… The Run-up to the Armistice - Host | @02:10
  • Was America crucial to winning the war? - Prof. Geoffrey Wawro | @09:10
  • A reading of the Armistice - Host | @18:50
  • The 369th Experience - performance | @39:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #97 11/11/2018

WW1 Centennial News for November 2, 2018 - Episode #96

A gruesome task faced the troops after the ArmisticeA gruesome task faced the troops after the Armistice

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Highlights: November 1918 Overview

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Preview of podcast over the coming weeks | @00:20
  • November 1918 Overview - Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Theo Mayer  | @02:40
  • Maneuvering both military and diplomatic - Mike Shuster | @18:15
  • WWI WarTech: The Wristwatch - Host | @21:55
  • Commission News: The coming week of commemoration - Host | @24:30
  • Arlington County WWI Commemoration Task Force - Dr. Allison Finkelstein | @26:00
  • No Armistice from the flu - David Pietrusza | @34:45
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials’ effect on Arizona - Neil Urban | @42:30
  • Speaking WWI: Foxhole - Host | @49:05
  • The Buzz: Social Media selections - Katherine Akey | @50:35

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #96 11/02/2018

WW1 Centennial News for October 26, 2018 - Episode #95

Brigadier General Hunter LiggettBrigadier General Hunter Liggett - Not the best know field general, but he was crucial to the AEF's success in Europe

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Highlights: Preparing for Peace & War

Host: Theo Mayer

  • Preparing for Peace & War - Host | @01:50
  • The fighting and plans continue - Mike Shuster | @08:40
  • America Emerges: Brig. Gen. Hunter Liggett - Dr. Edward Lengel | @12:35
  • Live Streaming Armistice events - Host | @19:30
  • Events around the nation - Host | @21:35
  • Pvt. Roy W. Hamm Tribute Train - Ted Lemen | @23:15
  • “Hello Girl” Grace Banker - Carolyn Timbie | @28:40
  • Century of Sound - James Errington | @36:05
  • Speaking WWI: Nothing to write home about - Host | @44:25
  • WWI WarTech: Flexing the new arsenal - Host | @45:35
  • Articles & Posts: The Dispatch - Host | @47:35
  • The Buzz: Social Media Posts - Katherine Akey | @52:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #95 10/26/2018

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