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WW1 Centennial News for September 23, 2019 - Episode #141

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FOCUS ON: The Animals of WWI

Episode #141

Host - Theo Mayer

  • Breaking News: CFA’s final approval of Memorial design- Host | @01:25
  • Horses in WWI - Cindy Rullman & Joe Ellen Hayden | @05:05
  • Pigeons in WWI - Andrew Blechman | @12:20
  • Dogs and Mascots in WWI - Jacy Jenkins & Jordan Beck | @21:00
  • Legless, Wingless critter serving in WWI - Leah Tams  | @30:25

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Download approved Memorial Design 



Brooke USA web site





Nalewicki, Jennifer, “The Animals that Helped Win World War I,” Smithsonian, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/animals-that-helped-win-world-war-I-180963042/


Tams, Leah, “How Did Animals (Even Slugs) Serve in World War I?” National Museum of American History, https://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/how-did-animals-even-slugs-serve-world-war-i


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Executive Producer: Dan Dayton

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Juliette Cowall

Written by: David Kramer & Theo Mayer


Mac Nelsen
Tim Crowe

Website support: JL Michaud


Special guests:

Cindy Rullman and Jo Ellen Hayden from Brooke USA

Journalist and Author Andrew Blechman

Jacy Jenkins and Jordan Beck from Fun Academy Motion Pictures

Leah Tams from the University of Mary Washington



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