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Conscientious Objectors in World War I

November 24th, 2018 · Comments

Sources

Anthony, Richards. (2014). The Conscientious Objectors Paid a High Price. The Telegram.Retrieved from https://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/inside-first-world-war/part-nine/10803538/conscientious-objectors-first-world-war.html.

Conscientious Objector. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/conscientious-objector.

Schleif, Luke. (2014). Conscientious Objectors. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Retrieved from https://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/conscientious_objectors.

Yoder, Anne (N.D.). Conscientious Objection During World War I. Retrieved from  https://wwionline.org/articles/conscientious-objection-during-world-war-i/

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Tags: enlistment · Britain · United States of America · Soldiers · religion · conscription · Conscientious Objectors

The Harlem Hell Fighters

November 19th, 2018 · Comments

Here we have a video "podcast" about the 369th US Infantry Regiment or, as they are better known, the Harlem Hellfighters.  Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ttuRNxW6CZjomyXj2DtOOlbPlSltaW5E/view?usp=sharing

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The Harlem Hellfighters, from https://www.missedinhistory.com/blogs/missed-in-history-the-harlem-hellfighters.htm

Sources:

History, Simple, director. Harlem Hellfighters (World War 1). YouTube, YouTube, 27 Mar. 2017, www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A8eWsFXH5g&t=9s.

Trickey, Erick. “One Hundred Years Ago, the Harlem Hellfighters Bravely Led the U.S. Into WWI.” Smithsonian.com, Smithsonian Institution, 14 May 2018, www.smithsonianmag.com/history/one-hundred-years-ago-harlem-hellfighters-bravely-led-us-wwi-180968977/.

Mikkelsen, Edward. Boley, Oklahoma (1903- ) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed, 2017, blackpast.org/aah/369th-infantry-regiment-harlem-hellfighters.

Tags: DefaultTag · United States of America · Soldiers · Harlem Hellfighters · African Americans

Why the United States Entered WWI

October 28th, 2018 · Comments

Sources

Chandler, Adam. (2017). The Leak That Helped Push America Into World War I. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2017/03/zimmermann-telegram/518217/.

 

Rubin, Richard. (2014). Why Don’t Americans Remember the War. The Atlantic. Retrieved from https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/08/why-dont-americans-remember-the-war/373469/.

 

Storey, William Kelleher. (2014). The First World War (2nd ed.) London, United Kingdom: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc.

Tags: Britain · Germany · United States of America · unrestricted submarine warfare · Zimmermann Telegram

Battle Rosaries

September 19th, 2018 · Comments

Interesting Battle Rosaries issued to Catholic soldiers in World War 1. They are unlike any rosary in existence today.

Sources:

"100th Anniversary of 1916 Military Rosary Inspires New Combat Rosary." Roman Catholic Man. March 22, 2018. Accessed September 19, 2018.  https://www.romancatholicman.com/100th-anniversary-of-1916-military-rosary-inspires-new-combat-rosary/.

"Here's a Sturdy Rosary for Catholic Men." National Catholic Register. Accessed September 19, 2018. http://www.ncregister.com/blog/astagnaro/heres-a-sturdy-rosary-for-catholic-men.

"Historical Replicas | WWI Battle Beads Rosary - $29.99." Rugged Rosaries®. Accessed September 19, 2018. https://www.cordbands.com/pages/battle-beads-rosary.

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"WWI Battle Beads® Service Combat Rosary - The Soldier's Rosary." Rugged Rosaries®. Accessed September 19, 2018. https://www.cordbands.com/products/wwimbb-pardon.

Tags: DefaultTag · United States of America · Roman Catholic · Soldiers · religion · rosaries

2018 Armistice Centenary

August 16th, 2018 · Comments

Welcome to our 2018 podcast season! This short episode briefly discusses the commemoration of the war, and specifically the armistice, in Britain. It also discusses special events planned for the centenary in Britain and the USA.  

The Cenotaph in 1919

 Image of the Cenotaph in 1919.

Tags: Britain · United States of America · centenary · commemoration · armistice

Americans on the Western Front Pre-1917

March 28th, 2016 · Comments

 Sources:cover_812DFB0E-ECB5-4A19-84BF-1638F15C14

 Ruane, Michael E. "First Americans to  die in WWI may have been volunteers in  French army." Washington Post 14 Feb.  2015. Web. 23 Mar. 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/first-americans-to-die-in-wwi-may-have-been-volunteers-in-french-army/2015/02/14/a1d137de-b2d8-11e4-827f-93f454140e2b_story.html

Additional Resources:
http://www.bartleby.com/104/121.html
https://www.neam.org/lafayette-escadrille/americansinfas.html

Tags: enlistment · volunteering · United States of America · French Foreign Legion