WW1 Centennial News for July 20, 2018 - Episode #81
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Highlights: Picture this!
- 100 Years Ago: From state militias to a huge standing army | @02:15
- Great War Project: Gas by railroad - Mike Shuster | @11:55
- America Emerges: Battle of Soisson - Dr. Edward Lengel | @15:50
- Commission News: CFA Reviews Nat. WWI Memorial project | @22:50
- Update from the States: Exhibit in Helena Arkansas - Drew Ulrich | @25:20
- Spotlight on the Media: Waldo Pierce Goes to War - Corine Reiss | @30:30
- 100 Cities / 100 Memorials: Yuma Arizona - Mayor Nichols & John Courtis | @35:25
- WWI WarTech: Imaging in WWI | @41:45
- Speaking WWI: Snapshot | @46:30
- Articles & Posts: Weekly Dispatch | @48:00
- Commemoration in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @50:40
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PODCAST NOTES: Guest links and our research
World War One Then
100 Years Ago
This week, we take stock of the American military’s rapid transformation from a state-based, decentralized system, to the massive national war machine that helps defeat the German empire.
Great War Project
The Allies pioneer a new method of gas warfare, resulting in “a threatening cloud… as we had never before witnessed.”
America Emerges: Military Stories from WW1
The U.S. First and Second divisions participate in a major assault against the Germans, aiming to capture the high ground south of Soissons.
World War One Now
On July 19th, the Commission of Fine Arts met in Washington D.C. to approve the design of the National World War I Memorial.
Updates from the States
Drew Ulrich, the Curator of the Delta Cultural Center in Arkansas, joins us to discuss a new exhibit honoring the men and women of Arkansas who served in the Great War.
Spotlight on the Media
Corine Reis, a public historian from France, makes her second appearance on the show to discuss her magnificent World War I Blog: Waldo Peirce Goes to War.
100 Cities/100 Memorials
City of Yuma (Arizona) Mayor Douglas J. Nicholls and Yuma County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Courtis join the show to talk about their city’s Armed Forces Memorial Park.
This week on Speaking WW1, our word is “snapshot”, which describes the quick action of firing a gun from a trench or taking a photo.
For WW1 Tech, we examine the various ways that photography impacted the Great War, from aerial reconnaissance to the U.S. Signal Corps to personal cameras on the front.
Articles and Posts
The headlines for this week’s dispatch newsletter: a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill to honor the “Hello Girls”, pilot and actor “Wild Bill”, a story about Native American veterans, and featured Doughboy Corporal Edward Graham. Also, check out our official merchandise, including the Navy Blue Doughboy polo shirt!
Katherine Akey highlights our recent social media activity, including a video on Facebook from the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Be sure to engage with the Commission on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and check out our podcast-specific twitter account! Links below:
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