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Virtual Explorer

Virtual Explorer

A soldier's Journey

The story of WWI is powerfully told by the Memorial’s central feature, a 58’ long, 38 figure bronze sculpture called “A Soldier’s Journey,” created by classicist sculptor Sabin Howard.

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Header image from the App Store and Google Play

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Military Battles of WWI

At the battle of the Meuse Argonne, 26,000 American soldiers die - It is the largest military battle in American history to this day.

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The Genesis of the Tank

WWI was the genesis of the modern tank. The Virtual Explorer tells this story using 3D models, an augmented reality environment and video in a unique way.

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The German Submarine Targets the Lusitania

The German Submarine Hunter the U-10 sights the Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland and targets her.

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The Lusitania is struck by a torpedo

The German Hunter Submarine the U-10 fires a torpedo which strikes the passenger liner the Lusitania.

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The Lusitania Sails from NY Harbor

On May 1, 1915 the passenger liner the Lusitania sails from NY Harbor to the UK.

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The Social Impact of WWI

The “How WWI Changed America” Theater offers dozens of short videos in nine categories including how WWI affected: women, immigrants, African Americans, Native Americans, citizenship, finance, international standing, the Pandemic 100 years ago.

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The two men who earned the rank of "General of the Armies"

The story of John J. Pershing is told including his family's ongoing legacy of service to the United States.

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The WWI Memorial Construction Site

The interactive Memorial Construction Cam allows users to drop-in on the construction site.

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Virtual Remembrances of WWI Veterans

Virtual Remembrances are submitted via a web page accessed through the App, curated and  turned into speech and text which can be listened to or read.

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