On June 25th, 1917, the first wave of American soldiers arrived on the shores of France. On June 27th, the largest gun ever built up until that time, Germany’s “Lange Max” fired for the first time. It’s target was Dunkirk.
This week we visit the year 1950 at the University of Delaware with a tour of the “Blue Hen” yearbook. in 1950, Harry S. Truman is President of the United States. In late June, North Korea storms into South Korea with the aid of Russian military equipment: the Korean War begins. The Commander of U.N. … More The Blue Hen of 1950
During this week in 1917, as WWI continued, Germany conducted its first airplane bombing raid of London. News from and Sunday Star newspaper and service records for Delaware soldiers William Alderson, James Joseph Barker, and John Gainor are presented in this post.
Our book collection highlight this week is a sensitive and expansive study by William Williams of the precarious balance between natural resources and man’s presence in the First State. The influence on environmental policy by former Governors Carvel, Peterson, DuPont, Castle and Carper are provided.
Headlines from the Sunday Star newspaper June 10th, 1917 appear in this post. Among other news, Delaware is asked to contribute $500,000 to the American Red Cross for the War effort. Russian and French revolutions are compared in an article. An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/
It’s 1967. The Vietnam War is raging. By the end of the year, approximately 474,000 U.S. soldiers are in Vietnam. President Johnson announces his plan for a lottery for conscription into the military. “The Draft” leads to virulent anti-war protests by the end of the year. In San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park approximately 30,000 take … More Claymont High School on the Eve of the “Summer of Love”, 1967
An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/ about the blogger: http://en.gravatar.com/dhsbooks