Remembering World War I in Delaware: Italy Has Million Man Army; Declares Provinces Are At War

Delaware soldiers remembered this Memorial Day weekend are 1st Lieutenant John Paul Heinel, Private John Joseph Horty, who, as we see in his service record below, was killed in action, and African American soldier Private Kennou Wood.

This week in 1915, we learn from the Sunday Star newspaper that the United States and Germany narrowly avert direct hostilities, German airplanes attack Paris, Italy’s million man army ramps up its readiness for war, a major naval battle is taking shape between Austria and Italy and all islands in the Adriatic Sea are vulnerable to being engulfed by general violence.

For more soldiers from Delaware and Sunday Star clips, see past posts of Remembering WWI in Delaware

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