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Centennial News Reports - Video

 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report June 2019

June 2019

Treaty of Versailles

Treaty of Versailles The Armistice ended the fighting on November 11, 1918. The Paris Peace Conference was where the Treaty of Versailles was negotiated January to June 1919. The Treaty of Versailles ended the World War on June 28,1919. What happened? Who were the important people making decisions? What were the terms of the treaty? Why was there another World War 20 years later?

 

 

 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2019

May 2019

Ford 3-Ton Tank M1918

The Ford 3-Ton Tank, M1918 Learn about how Henry Ford and his 3 Ton Tank would provide the U.S. Army with the Tank Solution for the 1919 campaign. This was the first in a long line of U.S. Army tanks that span over 100 years. Also, learn about the Salvation Army and National Donut Day Friday June 7, 2019!

 

 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2019

April 2019

Coming Home

"Coming Home" The story of how the Michigan soldier in the World War came home. The process the soldier went through in order to get home was both boring and sometimes trying. The war to end all wars was over and the men and women involved would be changed forever.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2019

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March 2019

Polar Bears (A.N.R.E.F.)

The American North Russia Expeditionary Force (A.N.R.E.F.) was made of of Michigan men who were in the 85th Division. They trained at Camp Custer and were sent to England where they were chosen to go to the Russian town of Archangel in September of 1918. Their purpose was to guard supplies the Allies had given to the Russians to fight the Germans. In September of 1918, the supplies were gone and their new purpose was to help the Czech Legions cross Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. They were too far away from the Czech Legion so they tried under British command to control the Archangel region. During the winter months 1918-19, the Red Russians attacked and the brave men of the A.N.R.E.F. had to fight for their lives. The Great War end in November and many of the soldiers and their relatives were asking why they were still fighting. They were eventually relieved by the British and were able to come home in July of 1919 to Detroit. They called themselves the "Polar Bears" and on Memorial Day at 11am they still have a Memorial Service at the White Chapel Cemetery in Troy,Mi.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report February 2019

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February 2019

Eagle Boats

What is an Eagle Boat, why did they build them and what is the Michigan connection? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report January 2019

January 2019

James Taub U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission

Education Coordinator, James Taub of the United States World War 1 Centennial Commission talks about Michigan and how he got the job with the WW1 Centennial Commission. He also shares his experience about studying the First World War overseas as compared to the United States. He is the Michigan connection to the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report December 2018

December 2018

War Time Recipes

War Times Recipes were designed to Save Wheat, Meat, Fats & Sugars for the war effort. During this program we bake a Meat Pie with a Rice Crust,which saves flour and maximizes the use of meat, Creamed Potatoes with Peppers & Cheese,which serves as a main dish for meatless Mondays, Liberty Biscuits, which save wheat and fats and Salvation Army Doughnuts, just like in the Trenches a 100 years ago. Rather than read about history, now you can taste history and experience what life was like during the world war.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report November 2018

November 2018

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Events November 2018

See the World War 1 Centennial events held in Michigan during the month of November 2018. The Capital Remembrance Ceremony at the Capital Rotunda, The Vet's Fest at Cass Park and the Veteran's Day Parade in Detroit, the Bells of Peace and finally the Eugene I. VanAntwerp Ceremony at the Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report October 2018

October 2018

Sergeant Alvin C. York's Michigan Connection

Sergeant Alvin C. York was one of the most decorated soldiers that came out of the World War. Learn about Sgt. York and his Michigan Connection.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report September 2018

September 2018

The Meuse Argonne Offensive 

The Meuse Argonne Offensive was the largest battle in American Military History, involving more that 1.2 million soldiers and costing more that 26,000 lives. Learn more about the battle, the Michigan connection and the heroes.  

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report August 2018

August 2018

"Over Here"  Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Event 

Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Event was hosted by the Michigan Military Heritage Museum in Grass Lake, Mi. on the weekend of August 4 & 5th 2018. It features the WW1 Maquette which is a 1 /6 scale model of the wall that will be erected in Pershing Park, Washington, D.C.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report July 2018

July 2018

"The Survivor" is the only monument or memorial to be chosen by the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission as a recipient of the 100 Cities/ 100 Memorial program grant.

"The Survivor" is the only monument or memorial to be chosen by the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission as a recipient of the 100 Cities/ 100 Memorial program grant. The memorial is located in the Gladwin County town of Beaverton. Helmuth Von Zengen was the artist who used his patented process of cement processing to create "The Survivor". Originally, dedicated on June 14, 1925, the restored "The Survivor" was be re-dedicated on Saturday June 30, 2018 at 10am.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report June 2018

June 2018

Karl Detzer: Soldier, Author & Patriot

Karl Detzer served in the Mexican Border Expedition, the two World Wars and was one of the most widely read authors in history. Learn about Mr. Detzer and his life.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2018

May 2018

Spanish Influenza

The "Spanish Influenza" killed over 50 Million People during the pandemic, more than the World War! How did the "Spanish Flu" start? Why was it called the "Spanish Flu? How was it spread? Why did the U.S. Government not react quicker? How was the "Spanish Flu" Cured? Plus more about Michigan's WW1 Centennial!

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2018

March 2018

Into No Man's Land Michigan Author Richard C. Bachus

Interview with Michigan author Richard C. Bachus. He talks about writing his World War 1 novel "Into No Man's Land" and shares some of the items related to his central character Colonel Joe Bachus. Plus the latest updates on Michigan's WW1 Centennial. 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2018

March 2018

The Pantheon De La Guerre

The Panthéon de la Guerre was a monumental artwork painted in Paris during the First World War, a circular panorama 402 feet in circumference and 45 feet high. It has been described as the largest painting in the world. It was started in 1914 and finished in 1918. It traveled to the United States and a part of it is still displayed in the National World War 1 Museum in Kansas City, MO. Learn about the fascinating history of these World War 1 piece of art. 

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