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WW1 Centennial News

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It's about WWI THEN: 100 Years ago this week;
It's about WWI NOW: The Centennial and commemoration
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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WW1 Centennial News for February 16, 2018 - Episode #59

A cartoon from the Stars and Stripes newspaperA cartoon from the Stars and Stripes newspaper.

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Highlights

  • Wilson vs William | @ 01:25
  • Stars and stripes launches | @ 07:30
  • War in the sky - AirMail | @ 08:50
  • America Emerges - 32nd Red Arrow Division - Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 10:45
  • Great War Project - German Homefront - Mike Shuster | @ 15:40
  • Commission News - Service Medals NOW | @ 20:15
  • Remembering Veterans - 371st Regiment - Sonya Grantham | @ 22:05
  • Speaking WWI - Doughboy Dictionary | @ 29:50
  • International Report - Brazil in WWI - Matheus Lacerda | @ 31:35
  • WW1 War Tech - Synthetic Rubber | @ 38:15
  • Articles & Posts - Freddie Stowers and Pyjamas | @ 39:55
  • Valentine’s Special - letters, stories and music | @ 42:25
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey | @ 47:30

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #59 02/16/2018

WW1 Centennial News for February 09, 2018 - Episode #58

Library of Congress image of a US Army Soldier in the trenches from 1918Image of a US Army Soldier in the trenches from 1918.

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Highlights

  • Food Will Win The War - an overview | @01:55
  • History through the lens of Food - Dr. Libby O’Connell | @05:40
  • War in the sky | @10:30
  • America Emerges - Dr. Edward Lengel | @11:45
  • Great War Project - Mike Shuster | @17:25
  • Great War Channel on Youtube - Indy Neidell & Flo Wittig | @21:05
  • Family’s History - Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun | @29:25
  • Remembering Veterans - Dr. Richard Slotkin | @34:30
  • A Century in the Making - Maquette on Fox and Friends | @42:45
  • Speaking WWI - Hooverized Recipes | @44:45
  • States - Ohio web site - Amy Rohmiller | @46:10
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey | @52:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #58 02/09/2018

WW1 Centennial News for February 02, 2018 - Episode #57

Base Hospital No. 59, Rimaucourt in France where Josephine Heffernan served. Base Hospital No. 59,  in France where Josephine Heffernan served.

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Highlights

  • Feb. ‘18 overview - Ed Lengel, Katherine Akey, Theo Mayer | @01:40
  • War In The Sky 1918 preview - RG Head | @11:20
  • Fighting in Russia - Mike Shuster | @18:20
  • Harlem’s Rattlers - Dr. Jeffrey Sammons | @22:40
  • A Century in the Making - The maquette arrives in DC | @30:00
  • Speaking WWI - Attaboy! | @35:40
  • Nurse Josephine Heffernan - Dr. Marjorie DesRosier | @37:30
  • 100C/100M Beaverton Michigan - Ed Rachwitz & Scott Govitz | @43:25
  • WWI War Tech - Gas Masks | @47:55
  • Articles & Posts - Dazzle Camo & S.S. Tuscania sinks | @49:45
  • The Buzz - WWI Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:55

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #57 02/02/2018

WW1 Centennial News for January 26, 2018 - Episode #56

British soldier grin at their captured 1918 Mauser Tankgewehr anti-tank gunBritish soldier grin at captured 1918 Mauser Tankgewehr anti-tank gun

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Highlights

  • 100 Years ago: About President Woodrow Wilson | @01:45
  • Special Guest: John Milton Cooper Jr. | @07:45
  • War in The Sky: Introducing General Billy Mitchell | @15:45
  • American Emerges: Baseball on the Polo Grounds - Dr. Edward Lengel | @16:40
  • European view of the war: Mike Shuster | @22:10
  • Special Commemorative Coin and Service Medallion Collector Sets | @27:05
  • A Century In The Making: Joe Weishaar | @28:25
  • Speaking WWI: Acronym flips RAMC and REPS | @34:25
  • Spotlight In The Media: Director Peter Jackson | @35:45
  • 100C/100M: The City of Nitro, West Virginia - Rich Hively and Mayor Dave Casebolt | @38:50
  • WW1 War Tech: Tankgewehr - David O’Neal | @44:45
  • The Buzz: Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:05

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #56 01/26/2018

WW1 Centennial News for January 19, 2018 - Episode #55

Diving suit of the periodThis is a typical diving suit of the period. A variation of this deep sea diving suit called the Mark V was used from 1916 all the way until 1984

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Highlights

  • Government shuts down US Industries, shocking nation | @01:40
  • America Emerges: Military Stories From WWI - Dr. Edward Lengel | @11:25
  • Wilson’s 14 points examined - Mike Shuster | @17:05
  • US Mint releases commemorative coins and service collector sets | @22:40
  • A Century In The Making - Sabin Howard Part 2 | @24:50
  • Speaking WWI - Conk Out! | @30:55
  • Eagle Scout Memorial Project - Benjamin Woodard | @32:15
  • The Sunken Gold - Joseph A. Williams | @37:25
  • Erik Burro’s “Legacy of Remembrance” photo exhibit | @44:30
  • The messenger birds of WW1 | @45:25
  • Centennial of WW1 in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @46:30

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #55 01/19/2018

WW1 Centennial News for January 12, 2018 - Episode #54

Renault FT tanks being operated by the US Army in France.Renault FT tanks being operated by the US Army in France. Light tanks with a crew of only two, these were mass-produced during World War I

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Highlights

  • 1917 key events in review |@ 01:30
  • Wilson’s 14 points |@ 07:50
  • Crisis for the allies - Mike Shuster |@ 11:45
  • A Century in the Making - Sabin Howard |@ 16:45
  • Speaking WW1 - Tank |@ 25:00
  • The Education Program - Dr. Libby O’Connell |@ 26:30
  • 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Round #2 deadline |@ 32:40
  • The Chaplains Corps in WW1 - Dr. John Boyd |@ 33:15
  • American Women Physicians in WW1 |@ 39:10
  • PAFA at Frist |@ 40:30
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey |@ 41:15

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #54 01/12/2018

WW1 Centennial News for January 5, 2018 - Episode #53

Red Cross Nurse helps soldierRed Cross Nurse helps soldier

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Favorite Stories of 2017 - Part 2

  • June 28, Episode 26 - From 100 Years ago this week : The Red Cross we know today | @ 01:05
  • July 5, Episode 27 - From Events - “Ready to Serve” - a one woman show about WWI Nurses - with Ellouise Schoettler | @ 07:50
  • July 12, Episode 28 - From Commission News - farewell to Former Commissioner James Nutter with Dan Dayton | @ 12:55
  • July 19, episode 29 - 100 Years ago this week - A tale of combat between a merchant ship and a U-boat | @ 14:05
  • July 26 Episode 30 - From the Buzz - The Kodak Vest Pocket Camera with Katherine Akey | @ 17:20
  • August 30, Episode 35 - From Speaking WWI - Field Day | @ 19:35
  • Sept. 27, Episode 39 - from Speaking WWI - OMG.. Really! | @ 20:55
  • October 4, episode 40 - From the Great War Project - Ring of Spies in Palestine with Mike Shuster | @ 22:10
  • October 18, Episode 42 - From 100 Cities / 100 Memorials the genesis and future of the program with Ken Clarke | @ 26:00
  • November 1, episode 44 - From 100 Years ago this week - Living in NYC? Did a Slacker live in your apartment building 100 years Ago? | @ 31:25
  • October 25, Episode 43 - From Commission News - America’s WWI Memorial in Washington DC - with Edwin Fountain | @ 33:50
  • November 8 - Episode 45 - From the Great War Project - The Eastern Front Collapses - with Mike Shuster | @ 39:05
  • November 15, Episode 46 - From 100 Years ago This week - The Suffragists in WWI | @ 43:00
  • December 6, Episode 49 - From the WWrite Blog - German songwriter/soldier found from rediscovering his music | @ 51:25

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #53 01/05/2018

WW1 Centennial News for December 29, 2017 - Episode #52

John Elk wishes happy New YearOur 2017 selected favorite episode image of Pvt. John Elk - Company D, 139th Infantry, 35th Division

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Favorite Stories of 2017 - Part 1

  • January 4,  Episode #1- our first story! | @ 01:05
  • February 15, Episode #7 - "Stories of Service" and "Family Ties" introduced by Chris Christopher | @ 02:15
  • March 8, Episode #10  War in the sky -The story of Baron von Zeppelin | @ 04:05
  • March 29, Episode #13- Special Feature - about horses and mules serving | @ 07:50
  • April 5 and April #12 - Episodes 14 and 15 - Commission News - In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace - with Ed Bilous and Chris Christopher | @ 11:20
  • April 26  Episode #17 - 100 years ago this week - The selective service act of 1917 | @ 19:10
  • April 26 - Episode #17 - War In the Sky - It turned into the world’s largest aerospace company | @ 21:05
  • May 3, Episode #18 - Spotlight in the media - introducing Sgt. Stubby the animated film with Jordan Beck | @ 23:30
  • May 3 Episode #18 From the BUZZ - Moss is mostly good with Katherine Akey | @ 28:05
  • May 10, Episode #19 - 100 Years ago This week -  For Mother’s day - Mothers in WW1 | @ 29:20
  • June 6, Episode #23 - Commission News - A brief mission profile from Commission Executive Director - Dan Dayton | @ 35:25
  • Also June 6, Episode #23 - Special Feature - George Cohan’s “Over There” turns 100 - with Richard Rubin and Jonathan Bratten | @ 36:50
  • June 14, 2017, Episode 24 - Spotlight in the media - Three theories on why Wonder Woman is set in WW1 |@ 43:20
  • June 14, Episode 24 - International Report - The Violin of Private Howard | @ 45:40

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #52 12/29/2017

WW1 Centennial News for December 22, 2017 - Episode #51

17 12 22 thumb2The Holiday Spirit overcame confrontation in 1914 and men of good will shared a moment

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Overview

This Special episode is a Holiday music compilation from the WWI era. It features a special homily from Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben - Chief of Navy Chaplains, with words of thanks and prayer from all of us here today - back to those who were serving in 1917, in recognition and appreciation for their service and their sacrifice in the War That Changed the World!

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #51 12/22/2017

WW1 Centennial News for December 15, 2017 - Episode #50

Horse Heroes - 1.5 million American Equines serve in WWI. See the new web site at ww1cc.org/horsesHorse Heroes - 1.5 million American Equines serve in WWI.
See the new BrookeUSA web site at ww1cc.org/horses

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Highlight:

  • The role of coal in WWI America - Dr. Sean Adams | @ 03:00
  • Coming Attractions - Preview of podcasts | @ 09:50
  • The Halifax Explosion - Mike Shuster | @ 11:10
  • Commissioner Zoe Dunning is sworn in | @ 16 :00
  • Gold Star Mothers special tour - Candy Martin | @ 16:55
  • Speaking WWI - "chatting" - A lousy deal | @ 23:50
  • New issue “Understanding The Great War” Education Newsletter | @ 25:00
  • 100C/100M - Portland, Maine - Brandon Mazer | @ 25:50
  • Sgt. Stubby new trailer | @ 30:40
  • Horse Heroes - BrookeUSA - Jo Ellen Hayden | @ 32:25
  • WWrite Blog - What if there had been no Balfour Declaration | @ 39:30
  • Buzz - Signal Corp & drip rifles - Katherine Akey | @ 40:15

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #50 12/15/2017

WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday December 6, 2017 - Episode #49

Mystery ace, lion cub owner and unable to walk backward with eyes closed - listen to show to learn who this is...He is an ace, has lion cubs as pets, can't walk backwards with his eyes closed and is obviously way cool. Who is this? Listen to the show and find out.

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Highlight:

  • The African American saga in WW1 @ | 01:30
  • 11th Engineers Cambrai follow up @ | 08:55
  • Brits capture Jerusalem from Turks - Mike Shuster @ | 09:40
  • Millionaire’s Unit & Lafayette Escadrille documentary film producer - Darroch Greer @ | 13:55
  • AmazonSmile for the holidays @ | 21:35 
  • Speaking WW1- Foxhole, Dugout and Cubbyhole @ | 22:35
  • 100C/100M profile - Carmel By The Sea memorial arch - Ian Martin @ | 23:25
  • The American in Paris documentary - Antony Easton @ | 30:05
  • Mexican born, illegal immigrant most decorated Texan soldier in WW1 @ | 38:15
  • WWrite Blog - German songwriter/soldier found from rediscovering his music @ | 39:05
  • The Buzz - Katherine Akey @ | 40:20

more...

Read more: WW1 Centennial News - Episode #49 12/06/2017

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