Tag Archives: World War I

The Harlem Hellfighters were captured in a famous photo. Now a retired archivist has uncovered their stories.

15 Nov

Archivist┬áBarbara Lewis Burger has dug for the stories of the 9 African American soldiers pictured here from their World War I service. Michael E. Ruane at the Washington Post recounts Burger’s work here.

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The Invention and Evolution of the Concentration Camp

21 Oct

Journalist Andrea Pitzer concisely recounts the modern birth and development of the concentration camp: The Invention and Evolution of the Concentration Camp | Essay | Z├│calo Public Square

1917 draft board, Los Angeles–100 years ago.

18 Aug

 

One hundred years ago, World War I was still raging. The Los Angeles Times has a photo here from then: 1917 draft board – Framework – Photos and Video – Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

100 Years Ago, the U.S. entered World War I

6 Apr

Take a look at the Library Congress post on this: Today in History – April 6 | Library of Congress

The Christmas Truce of 1914: Myth and History

6 Dec

On December 24-25, 1914, soldiers on both sides of World War I put down their weapons and celebrated the birth of Christ. But as moving as the story is, the Christmas Truce actually exemplifies that “history is impossible but necessary.” Historian Chris Gehrz discusses this here at the Anxious Bench: The Christmas Truce of 1914: Myth and History – Anxious Bench

In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels

29 Nov

Perhaps you are unacquainted with the California War on Squirrels, 1918. Read about it here in a fascinating story by Dave Gilson at Atlas Obscura: In 1918, California Drafted Children Into a War On Squirrels | Atlas Obscura

Veterans on Parade

10 Nov

For Veterans Day, the Library of Congress offers here some photographs of veterans on parade: Veterans on Parade | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

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