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An army truck stuck in the mud during the BIG road trip

WW1 Centennial News for July 5, 2019 - Episode #130

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Highlights: Ike’s Big Road Trip

Episode #130

Host - Theo Mayer

  • 100 Years Ago This Week: Ike’s Big Road Trip - Host |@ 01:50
  • Remembering Veterans: Veterans History Project - Col Karen Lloyd USA (ret.) |@ 11:15
  • Spotlight On the media: Ernst Jünger Documentary - Elsa Minisini |@ 22:20
  • Articles & Posts - Weekly Dispatch - Host |@ 33:55

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World War I - THEN

100 Years Ago This Week

Ike’s Big Road Trip


Highway History, Federal Highway Administration,

Pfeiffer, David A.,  “Ike’s Interstates at 50,” Prologue Magazine, The National Archives of the United States,

Klein, Christopher, “The Epic Road Trip that Inspired the Interstate Highway System,

Thompson, Helen, “How a Hellish Road Trip Revolutionized America’s Highways,” Smithsonian,

“1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy,”

Cook, Kevin L., “Ike’s Road Trip,” American History,

World War I - NOW

Remembering Veterans

Veterans’ History Project - Gold Star Family Voices Act - Col. Karen Lloyd


Spotlight on the Media

“The Red and The Gray” - Elsa Minisimi


Articles and Posts

Highlight from the Dispatch Newsletter - Host  



The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Starr Foundation

The Doughboy Foundation


Executive Producer: Dan Dayton

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Katalin Laszlo

Line Producer in Training: Juliette Cowall

Written by: Theo Mayer and David Kramer

Interview Editing

Mac Nelsen
Tim Crowe

Research and support: JL Michaud



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