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Special broadcasts in May on two BBC channels will commemorate the tragic sinking of the troopship H.M.S. Otranto on Oct. 6, 1918 off the coast of Islay, Scotland.  Most of the soldiers aboard were trained at Fort Screven on Tybee Island, Georgia.  After an accidental collision with its sister ship the H.M.S. Kashmir, some 500 soldiers and crew were saved, but another 470 died, including nearly 130 from Georgia.  In addition to the broadcasts, British Princess Anne will lead commemorations at Islay on May 4 to mark the centennial of the tragedy.  See details of the broadcast and photos of the tragedy and its aftermath in this link. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-43948079

Digging The Graves At Otranto Cemetery, Islay, ScotlandIslanders digging the graves at the Otranto Cemetery

 

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Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: georgia@worldwar1centennial.org

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

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Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

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  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia

 

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