Tens of thousands of German soldiers are captured in October of 1918

The Doughboy Podcast for October 14, 2019 - Episode #144

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Highlights: October 1918 & The Lost Battalion

Episode #144

Host - Theo Mayer

Host: Theo Mayer

  • October 1918 Overview Roundtable - Dr. Edward Lengel & Katherine Akey | @02:15
  • Historians Corner: Lost Battalion - Ron Laplander | @18:25
  • Shifting sands and hard fighting - Mike Shuster | @25:10
  • Remembering Veterans: Story of John Foster - Mark Foster | @29:40
  • US Army CMH WWI Website - Dr. Erik Villard | @35:00
  • Spotlight On The Media 1: Dr. Edward Lengel | @40:15
  • Spotlight On The Media 2: Lost Battalion Documentary - Mark Fastoso & John King | @42:50

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World War One Then

October 1918 Roundtable: Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Host

Historian Corner with Rob Laplander



World War One Now

Remembering Veterans







Spotlight in the Media





  • Dr. Edward Lengel, Military historian and author 
  • Rob Laplander, Author, citizen historian and the driving force behind the Doughboy MIA project
  • Mike Shuster, Curator for the great war project blog
  • Dr. Tom Jackson, Executive Director of the Georgia WW1 Centennial Commission
  • Mark Foster, grandson of WW1 Veteran John Foster
  • Dr. Erik Villard, Digital Historian at the Center for Military History
  • Mark Fastoso and John King, two of the Producers of the new documentary titled The Lost Battalion
  • Katherine Akey, WWI Photography specialist and line producer for the podcast


The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

Doughboy Foundation



Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Katherine Akey

Interview editing: Mac Nelsen and Tim Crowe

Research: JL Michaud

Intern: Rachel Hurt