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    Annual British Youth Parliament, Welcome and 100th Anniversary of World War I

    More than 300 members of Great Britain’s youth parliament, ages 11 to 18, gathered in the British House of Commons for their annual debate. The students debated five topics that…

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    Book Discussion on Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Richard Striner talked about his book Woodrow Wilson and World War I: A Burden Too Great to Bear. This interview was held at the 347th Annual National Press Club Book Fair and Authors'…

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    Japan During World War I

    Frederick Dickinson, author of World War I and the Triumph of a New Japan, 1919-1930, talked about Japan’s military involvement and rise as a global power during World War I. He…

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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events that led up to World War I and how things might have turned out differently. He argued against the idea…

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    1914 Battle of the Marne

    Holger Herwig, author of The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World, talked about how the battle prevented a quick German victory. He also spoke…

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    England, German, Russia, and World War I

    Catrine Clay talked about the relationships among royal cousins George V of England, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and Nicholas II of Russia on the eve of World War I. The MacArthur…

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    World War I Centennial Symposium, Introduction

    As part of the introduction to a symposium on the World War I centennial, professor Maura Hametz talked about the historical background of World War I. The introduction also included a…

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    1944 Film Meet McGonegal

    This 1944 film is a short profile of Charles McGonegal, who lost both hands in World War I. The film shows him using hooks to shave, tie his shoestrings, eat breakfast and drive to work and…

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    Fort McHenry After the Star-Spangled Banner

    Vince Vaise talked about Fort McHenry’s little-known but important role in the Civil War, World War I, and beyond. Fort McHenry is the birthplace of the Star-Spangled…

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    Legacy of World War I Panel Discussion

    Panelists discussed the legacy of World War I. Then Mr. Kolakowski made closing remarks. “Legacies of the Great War” was the final panel of the MacArthur Memorial’s…

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    University of Wisconsin World War I Exhibit

    Skye Doney talked about the World War I exhibit, “World War I 1914: Then came Armageddon,” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The exhibit chronicles the beginning of…

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    State Militia Units in World War I

    Nimrod Frazer, author of Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division, talked about state militias serving in World War I. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War…

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    Prelude to World War I

    Sean McMeekin, author of July 1914: Countdown to War, talked about the events leading up to World War I. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Professor McMeekin…

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    U.S. Navy in World War I

    Lee Craig, author of Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times, talked about the World War I secretary of the Navy and the U.S. Navy’s wartime role. He responded to telephone calls…

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    East Coast of the U.S. During World War I

    Maritime archeologist Joseph Hoyt talked about discoveries of the many World War I actions that took place off the East Coast of the United States. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World…

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    Interview on King, Kaiser, Tsar

    Catrine Clay, author of King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World to War, talked about the family story of British King George V, German Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Russian Tsar…

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    Archeology of the Western Front

    Andrew Robertshaw talked about archeological explorations of World War I sites. The MacArthur Memorial’s 2014 World War I Centennial Symposium was held in partnership with the Hampton…

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    World War I Centennial Symposium

    Christopher Kolakowski made welcoming remarks to the second day of a World War I symposium and then Professor Orr spoke about the realities of war and read from the writings of soldiers.…

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    Stubby the War Dog

    Ann Bausum talked about her book, Sergeant Stubby: How a Stray Dog and His Best Friend Helped Win World War I and Stole the Heart of a Nation, about the life of “Sergeant…

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    Harry Truman and World War I

    Dennis Giangreco talked about his book, The Soldier from Independence: A Military History of Harry Truman, in which he explores the story of Harry Truman’s role as a field artillery…

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