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Centennial expansion for US WWI Museum

The National World War I Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, has announced a major new expansion of its gallery space in the run-up to America's Centennial commemorations. It is the result of a recent and highly successful Call to Duty fundraising drive which saw a host of local institutions and benefactors heeding the museum’s call. The museum as it [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:25:07+00:00November 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Centennial expansion for US WWI Museum

‘World War I and American Art’ – Centennial exhibition in Philadelphia

The first major exhibition devoted to exploring how American artists reacted to the First World War has opened in Philadelphia. World War I and American Art is being staged at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the run up to the Centennial in April 2017, and features the work of some 80 [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:10:01+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘World War I and American Art’ – Centennial exhibition in Philadelphia

US WW1 museum explores German experiences on the Eastern Front

A new Eastern Front exhibition at America's National World War I Museum in Kansas City is a timely reminder of an often overlooked aspect of the Great War, writes Patrick Gregory. Wacht im Osten or ‘Watch in the East’ sets out to explore the human impact of the experience of entering and controlling a vast sprawl of newly conquered lands [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:14:34+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on US WW1 museum explores German experiences on the Eastern Front

WWI veteran USS Texas battles for survival

A naval veteran of two world wars, the USS Texas is a battleship which has survived one or two scrapes in its time. But now, over a century on from its launch and after a long and distinguished second career as a floating museum and some-time film set, the ship is facing a fight [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:54:28+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on WWI veteran USS Texas battles for survival

Spring 1918 – The US air effort takes off

On 29 April 1918, Lieutenant Edward V. Rickenbacker of the US Air Service was to score the first of the air victories that would, within a few short months, catapult him to the status of America’s 'Ace of Aces' in World War I. For many, Rickenbacker, the All-American hero, came to symbolise his country’s air effort, [...]

By |2020-11-26T15:56:03+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring 1918 – The US air effort takes off

‘Understanding the Great War’ – education resource launched in US

The United States WWI Centennial Commission and America’s National World War I Museum & Memorial have teamed up to create a new online teaching resource aimed at increasing awareness of the Great War, writes CN’s Patrick Gregory. 'Understanding the Great War' is a bi-monthly electronic newsletter featuring information and features from WWI organisations across [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:00:19+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Understanding the Great War’ – education resource launched in US

‘Side by Side’ – America’s WWI war effort remembered in Britain

A new exhibition marking the centenary of the United States’ role in the Great War is opening this week at the American Museum in Bath. 'Side by Side: America and World War I' seeks to tell the stories of ordinary Americans as the country joined the conflict in Europe. Patrick Gregory reports from Bath. [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:04:36+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Side by Side’ – America’s WWI war effort remembered in Britain

‘Shrouds of the Somme’ in London – Artist’s Armistice Centenary tribute

The 72,396 shrouded figures - individually created by Somerset artist Rob Heard - on display in London until Sunday, November 18 (Photo: Centenary News) The final leg of the WW1 Shrouds of the Somme installation  is at London's Olympic Park for a 10-day tribute marking the Armistice centenary. The work, involving over 72,000 small [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:05:13+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Shrouds of the Somme’ in London – Artist’s Armistice Centenary tribute

‘Seven Halts on the Somme’ – Centenary exhibition in London

Hughie O'Donoghue pictured at Leighton House with 'The Sucrerie, Longueval' and 'Warlencourt Ridge' (Photo: Kevin Moran Photography) A new exhibition to commemorate the beginning of the Battle of the Somme has opened in London at Leighton House Museum in Holland Park. Artist Hughie O'Donoghue talks to Patrick Gregory about his work. The seven paintings, [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:05:49+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Seven Halts on the Somme’ – Centenary exhibition in London

The Meuse-Argonne: Remembering America’s biggest battle

On Sunday 23 September 2018 the American WW1 cemetery at Romagne-sous-Montfaucon in north-east France played host to a centennial ceremony, paying tribute to the 26,000 fallen of the United States’ Meuse-Argonne offensive 100 years ago. The campaign – which began the Allies’ last push of the war – remains the largest single battle ever fought by the [...]

By |2020-11-26T16:08:39+00:00April 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Meuse-Argonne: Remembering America’s biggest battle