Tag Archives: World War I

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

World War 1: Kipling’s “Kim,” the Life Saver

26 Oct

There are the occasional stories that one hears about a book saving a life due to an informational or even spiritual message, but how many people can claim a book literally saved their life? Maurice Hamonneau did.

So begins Mark Diminution’s and Elizabeth Gettin’s Library of Congress post about a book that literally saved a soldier’s life. Here’s the rest of the story: World War 1: “Kim,” the Life Saver | Library of Congress Blog

Pershing & Patton Diaries Online 

12 Sep

The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.

Source: Pershing & Patton Diaries Online | News Releases – Library of Congress

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