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WW1 Centennial News for July 20, 2018 - Episode #81

Imaging in WWIPicture This! Capturing WWI in movies and stills

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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.

https://www.sunypress.edu/pdf/61348.pdf

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1917/07/10/96254109.pdf

https://books.google.com/books?id=sNYc6alAb4IC&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=%22militia+act+of+1903%22+national+guard+federalized+funding&source=bl&ots=H5vIX8Y5os&sig=c60BYCbirq2hanPz00nMTtzvGjA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=rybUUZiVFrTJ0gGZ1YHwDg&ved=0CEwQ6AEwBTgK#v=onepage&q=%22militia%20act%20of%201903%22%20national%20guard%20federalized%20funding&f=false

Great War Project

The Allies pioneer a new method of gas warfare, resulting in “a threatening cloud… as we had never before witnessed.”

http://greatwarproject.org/2018/07/15/a-new-method-of-gas-warfare/

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.

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

http://www.edwardlengel.com/battle-of-soissons-1st-and-2nd-divisions-july-18-1918/

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

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

World War One Now

Commission News

On July 19th, the Commission of Fine Arts met in Washington D.C. to approve the design of the National World War I Memorial.  

www.ww1cc.org/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.

http://www.deltaculturalcenter.com/exhibits/over-here-and-there

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.

https://waldopeircegoestowar.tumblr.com/

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.   

www.ww1cc.org/100cities

Speaking WW1

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.

https://www.amazon.com/Tommy-Doughboy-Fritz-Soldier-Slang/dp/144563

7839/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508848013&sr=8-1&keywords=tommy+doughboy+fritz

https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/photography

https://books.google.com/books?id=e1uOAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA82&lpg=PA82&dq=snapshot+word+origin&source=bl&ots=lbRMBtv72g&sig=0z6RxsEwfHGJrS79B1ivAL5GoKI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjs3Nijnr7XAhWH0iYKHcyvC-M4ChDoAQgoMAA#v=onepage&q=snapshot%20word%20origin&f=false

WW1 Tech

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.  

https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/photography

https://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/photos-world-war-i-images-museums-battle-great-war/

https://rememberingwwi.villanova.edu/photography/

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/inside-first-world-war/part-eight/10742060/aerial-photography-world-war-one.html

http://ww1centenary.oucs.ox.ac.uk/memoryofwar/staged-photography-and-photography-as-a-stage/

https://www.theatlantic.com/projects/world-war-i-in-photos/

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!

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 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:  

https://www.facebook.com/USMCMuseum/videos/10155904338792880

https://www.facebook.com/ww1centennial/

https://www.instagram.com/ww1cc/?hl=en

https://twitter.com/WW1CC

https://twitter.com/theww1podcast

SUBSCRIPTIONS

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Weekly Dispatch Newsletter
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