WW1 Centennial News for July 13, 2018 - Episode #80
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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…
War in the Sky
Theodore Roosevelt’s beloved youngest son, Quentin, is shot down behind enemy lines and presumed dead.
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.
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.”
World War One Now
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.
Debra Dudek, an military genealogy research expert, joins the show to discuss her work and provide research advice to our audience.
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.
This week on Speaking WW1, our word is “Alleyman”, an American nickname for the Germans derived from French.
The subject of this installment of WW1 Tech is the Mortar, an ancient weapon that comes of age during the Great War.
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!
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.
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