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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

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PODCAST NOTES: Guest links and our research

World War One Then

100 Years Ago

the Franco-American relationship is our theme for this week’s history segment. We are going to take a look at how we honored --- and frustrated each other -- and we thought we might even set our centennial time machine to take a little deeper dive and touch on our relationship where it started  -- At very birth of our nation as we explore Franco American relations 100 years ago this week and more…

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/15/102721314.pdf

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/15/102721328.pdf

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/16/102722235.pdf

War in the Sky

Theodore Roosevelt’s beloved youngest son, Quentin, is shot down behind enemy lines and presumed dead.

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/18/102723502.pdf

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/19/102724244.pdf

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/svc/tmach/v1/refer?pdf=true&res=9B01E5DB143EE433A2575AC1A9619C946996D6CF

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/07/20/98269287.pdf

America Emerges: Military Stories from WW1

Despite less-than-ideal circumstances, the Doughboys manage to stymie a strong German offensive, and the US 3rd Division earns its nickname: the Rock of the Marne.  

http://www.edwardlengel.com/portfolio/thunder-and-flames-americans-in-the-crucible-of-combat-1917-1918/

http://www.edwardlengel.com/turning-point-the-rock-of-the-marne-july-1918/

https://www.facebook.com/EdwardLengelAuthor/

http://www.edwardlengel.com/about/

The Great War Project

Famous American literary figures, including Ernest Hemingway, are participating in the war in a variety of locations and capacities. Meanwhile, bolstered by one million American troops, the “Allies are seizing the initiative.”

http://greatwarproject.org/2018/07/08/hemingway-in-italy-dos-passos-in-france/

World War One Now

Commission News

This past Friday, July 13, The US WWI Centennial Commission announced a new $1.8 million WWI education program that brings together National History Day, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the National WWI Museum & Memorial.

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news.html

Remembering Veterans

Debra Dudek, an military genealogy research expert, joins the show to discuss her work and provide research advice to our audience.

https://www.amazon.com/World-Genealogy-Research-Guide-Non-Combatant/dp/1980916845

Stories of Service

If YOU have information about your ancestor’s service in WW1, you can submit it to a permanent national archive on our website! Host Theo Mayer explains.

ww1cc.org/stories - for submittal

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/commemorate/family-ties/stories-of-service.html - for exploring the stories

https://www.rollofhonor.org/ww1/ - for connecting the story to service profiles

100 Cities/100 Memorials

These week on 100 Cities/100 Memorials, Saugerties, New York, residents Bill Payne, Vince Buono and Lisa Polay join the show to talk about the WWI Centennial Room at American Legion Post 72.     

www.ww1cc.org/100cities

Speaking WW1

This week on Speaking WW1, our word is “Alleyman”, an American nickname for the Germans derived from French.

https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Doughboy-Fritz-Soldier-Slang/dp/1445637839

http://public.oed.com/the-oed-today/recent-updates-to-the-oed/previous-updates/june-2014-update/release-notes-the-language-of-world-war-i/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=fX-nRlVw5Io

WW1 Tech

The subject of this installment of WW1 Tech is the Mortar, an ancient weapon that comes of age during the Great War.

http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/645160.pdf

http://www.firstworldwar.com/weaponry/mortars.htm

https://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=650

https://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=651

https://www.britannica.com/technology/artillery/Mortars#ref520761

http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/smortar.htm

https://www.britannica.com/technology/mortar-weapon

http://www.landships.info/landships/artillery_articles/7_58cm_minenwerfer.html

Articles and Posts

The headlines from this week’s Dispatch newsletter: Doughboy 4th of July celebrations overseas, a new video from the American Battle Monuments Commission, “100 Years of Mateship” between the US and Australia, a WWI article from the Virginian-Pilot Newspaper, and remembering Private Lee G. Winslow. Also, check out our official merchandise!  

http://www.ww1cc.org/dispatch

http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/2015-12-28-18-26-00/subscribe.html

 

The Buzz

Katherine Akey highlights our recent social media activity, including videos from French reenactment groups on Facebook, and a new seven-part video series on WW1 from the US Army Center of Military History, also on Facebook.  

https://www.facebook.com/charle.robac/posts/2099055857028921

https://www.79thmemorygroup.com/

https://www.facebook.com/trainsettraction/

https://www.facebook.com/armyhistory/posts/10156598516337853

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