WW1 Centennial News for June 29, 2018 - Episode #78
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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
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World War One Then
100 Years Ago
President Wilson and others speak of America’s lofty virtues, the contribution of immigrant soldiers, and a desire for a new, free, rules-based international order while celebrating the fourth of July at Mount Vernon. In Paris, the French hold their own massive celebration, as the European allies express their gratitude to the Americans. Meanwhile, the US Navy continues to grow in ships and manpower.
The Great War Project
Historian Mike Shuster details the events of this week in 1918. The war enters a new phase characterized by chaos on all fronts. In the west, “it is now open warfare”, according to a soldier's diary, with rapid movement of men and vehicles as the Allies try to press their advantage over Germany. In the east, German troops continue to grab territory from the disintegrated Russian Empire. And in the United States, prominent socialist Eugene Debs is sentenced to 10 years in prison for speaking out against the war.
America Emerges: Military Stories from WW1
Dr. Edward Lengel takes us through the U.S. 2nd Division’s July 1st assault on the German-held town of Vaux, a critical victory for the still-developing outfit.
Great War Channel
Check out our friends at the Great War Channel, who just released a special episode on the Harlem Hellfighters.
World War One Now
The Commission’s own Betsy Anderson joins us to discuss Bells of Peace, a program that encourages the tolling of Bells at 11 am, on November 11th, 2018, to commemorate the Armistice.
Dr. Jay Winter, a renowned historian, speaks with Theo Mayer about the impact of WW1 on historical memory.
Updates from the States
Christine Pittsley discusses the Connecticut State Library’s “Remembering WWI Project”, which engages local communities to shed light on Connecticut’s WW1 history.
100 Cities/100 Memorials
Kevin Fitzpatrick, a New York City-based author and program director for that city’s World War I Centennial Committee, and Major Jared Nichols, an active-duty army officer, discuss the ongoing memorial restorations on Governor’s Island.
This week on Speaking WW1, our phrase is “War Effort”, meaning the collective struggle of an entire nation to defeat the enemy.
Articles and Posts
This week’s highlights from the Dispatch: award winning WW1 themed student projects, remembering Quentin Roosevelt, a new book about the only U-Boat attack on U.S. soil, WWrite blog, Story of Service, and our official merchandise.
Katherine Akey highlights our recent social media activity, including an article about efforts to get WW1 memorials and cemeteries recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, footage of post-war Paris on Facebook, and a restored WW1-era Harley Davidson in action on Instagram.
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