Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Highlights of WWI exhibit at Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

To coincide with last week's 100th Anniversary of  the United States entry into World War I.

World War I exhibit at the Library of Congress
in Washington, D.C.

CPI Committee of Public Information


Uncle Sam was the face of artist James Montgomery Flagg.


Cathedral Notre Dame damage




Digging Trenches



Rehabilitation




Refugees





Mutt and Jeff



Famous pilots of WWI were Manfred von Richthofen 
the Red Baron and Eddie Rickenbacker.



Gruesome chemical warfare was introduced.






Flanders Field


If you have not seen the PBS Series on WWI The Great War you should, it is very educational.

Key words of the conflict:
Allies   Enemy  League of Nations Wilson's 14 Points    Selective Service  Sedition Act   No Man's Land Liberty Bonds Trench Foot   H1N1   Pershing   Aviation   Racism   Lusitania Western Front  Over There

I am always fascinated by the Christmas Truce of 1914.
and the song Snoopy vs the Red Baron one of my favorite Christmas songs.

Plant those Poppies
for Remembrance
In Hopes of
a Peaceful World
Someday.

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