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WW1 Centennial News for February 08, 2019 - Episode #109

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Highlights: Fort Des Moines, Iowa

Episode #109

Host: Theo Mayer

  • From a Civil War, to a World War and Beyond - Host | @02:20
    With Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun & Dan Dayton
  • Wilson’s Push for a League of Nations - Mike Shuster | @10:35
  • First into Germany: Sgt. Roy Holtz Part 5 - Host | @14:40
    (Courtesy of Robert Laplander)
  • The Neglected Disabled Doughboys - Dr. Edward Lengel | @23:10
  • A Century in the Making: Interpretive Elements - Dr. Libby O’Connell | @30:20
  • Remembering Veterans: Fort Des Moines, IA - Dr. Hal Chase | @35:50
  • Education e-Newsletter - Liesl Christman Agan | @43:20
  • Articles & Posts: Dispatch Highlights - Host | @47:15

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World War I - THEN

From a Civil War to a World War and Beyond

The Great War

Wilson’s push for League of Nations - Mike Schuster


First into German: Sgt. Roy Holtz Part 5 - Host
Courtesy of Rob Laplander


Stories of Service

Disabled Doughboys Fight for Recognition - Dr. Edward Lengel

World War I - NOW

A Century In The Making

The Elements of the WWI Memorial Park - Dr. Libby O’Connell


Historian’s Corner

Fort Des Moines pt.1: First Black Officer Training Camp in the US - Dr. Hal Chase



WW1 Museum Education Newsletter - Liesl Christman

This Week in the Dispatch Newsletter - Host


The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Starr Foundation

The General Motors Foundation



Executive Producer: Dan Dayton

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Katalin Laszlo

Written by: Theo Mayer

Short story provided by

Robert Laplander

Special segment hosts:

Mike Shuster

Dr. Edward Lengel


JL Michaud

Dave Kramer


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