Take a look at the Library Congress post on this: Today in History – April 6 | Library of Congress
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
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
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
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
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.
Gayle Osterberg alerts the public to what the Library of Congress will be offering in the months leading up to the centennial of U.S. entry in the Great War: World War I: Time to Recall What This War Was About | Library of Congress Blog