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    "Shell Shock" During World War I

    Annessa Stagner talked about “shell shock” in World War I soldiers. “Shell shock” is a psychological term describing the effect of long-term distress from combat experience. Ms. Stagner is…

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    Winston Churchill's Military Career

    Lee Pollack talks about the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s military career. Mr. Pollack spoke about Churchill’s decision during World War I to leave Parliament and join the British Army as a…

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    Business Interests and U.S. Neutrality in World War I

    Volker Berghahn talked about economics and the role of big business in the U.S. response to World War I. Professor Berghahn examined relationships between British, U.S., and German business communities. “Big…

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    World War I at Sea

    Professor John Kuehn talked about the naval war between Britain and Germany during World War I. “The Great War at Sea - 1916, Year of Decision?” was part of a two-day symposium hosted by…

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    America Goes Over

    This 1918 silent film documents the U.S. experience in World War I. Two historians provided provided context and commentary throughout. America Goes Over is one of many silent World War I…

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    Unknown Soldier

    Historians narrated a 1921 silent U.S. Army film documenting the journey of the remains of an unknown American World War I soldier from France to Arlington Cemetery. On November 11, 1921, an…

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    Woodrow Wilson and World War I

    Executive Director Robert Enholm leads a tour of World War I objects in President Woodrow Wilson’s Washington, D.C., home. President Wilson retired in 1921 after leaving the White House.…

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    Military Aviation Museum, Part 1

    Robert “Boom” Powell gave a tour of World War I hangar at the Military Aviation Museum and talked about advances in aviation technology and pilot training during the war. Located in…

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    World War I Aviation

    Professor John Curatola gave a talk titled “1916: The Air War.” Professor Curatola described the technological and tactical race to dominate the skies during World War I, including…

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    World War I Battle of Verdun

    Paul Jankowski talked about some of the myths surrounding the 1916 Battle of Verdun, one of the longest and bloodiest battles of World War I. This presentation was part of a two-day…

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    U.S. Entry in to World War I

    Professor Michael Neiberg talked about events leading up to America’s entry into World War I and some common misconceptions he sees in conventional views of the Great War. Mr. Neiberg is…

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    World War I German Submarine Deutschland

    Naval historians Gary Weir and Nicholas Lambert talk about the World War I voyage of the German submarine Deutschland to Baltimore, Maryland. They spoke about maritime technological development,…

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    Sea Power During World War I

    Professor Chuck Steele talked about the role of sea power during World War I. He spoke about the state of the British Grand Fleet and the activity of German submarines prior to the U.S.…

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    Woodrow Wilson 1923 Radio Address

    President Woodrow Wilson delivered a radio address from his home in Washington, D.C., on November 10, 1923. It marked the 5th anniversary of the end of World War I, or Armistice Day, which is now…

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    Myths About America in World War I

    Professor Jennifer Keene talked about myths about America’s involvement in World War I, including the misconceptions that the U.S. was not involved in Europe prior to entering the war, or…

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    Experiences of Soldiers in World War I

    Gettysburg College History Professor Ian Isherwood talked about how World War One soldiers interpreted their war experiences. He used works by three writers to illustrate the ways soldiers coped with the…

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    Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on…

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    Betrayal at Little Gibraltar

    William Walker talked about his book Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I, in which he recalls America’s 1918 offensive against…

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    The Great War

    Joe Sacco talked about his book, The Great War: July 1, 1916 - The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, in which he presents an illustrated account of first day of the World War I…

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    General Pershing and the Battle of Meuse-Argonne

    Mitchell Yockelson talked about his book, Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing’s Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I. Mr. Yockelson focused on General “Black Jack”…

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