Along with headlines and stories from the Sunday Star newspaper from 100 years ago this week, we present the WWI service records of Delawareans Sgt. John Gill, African American Milbourn Francis Gale and Charles Gilbert.
We present the service records of Delaware WWI Soldiers James Harlan Gause (pictured), Edgar Robert Goldsborough and Thomas Windal Eaton today. During the week leading to July 10th, 1917, Germany bombards London from the air killing or wounding nearly 200 Londoners and the final initiative of the Russian army begins: The Kerensky Offensive, which eventually … More Remembering the First World War
In honor of Veteran’s Day we present a bound volume of a rare newspaper published in 1918 and 1919 during the First World War. The Stars and Stripes was published in France by the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) of the United States Army from February 8, 1918, to June 13, 1919. General John J. Pershing … More The Stars and Stripes
Newspaper accounts of world events and life in Delaware exactly one hundred years ago on the 4th of July weekend, 1916 are provided, as are the service records of two Delaware soldiers and a war savings society poster from the DHS collection. The Battle of Sommes began July 1st, 1916 and continued intermittently through November, … More Remembering WWI on Independence Day. The Battle of Sommes Begins
Wilmington’s “Sunday Star” newspaper headlines : the first anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, Germany hints at wanting peace, a new torpedo design, and Switzerland joins the munitions race. Very informative and personal military service accounts are provided this week by 1st Lt. James Iredell McRee, Corporal Joseph O’Hara and Chief Quartermaster of Aviation … More Remembering WWI: Allies Gear Up for Major Offensive This Week, A Century Ago
As stated on the front page of the DHS website in the segment This Month in Delaware History, February, being Black History Month, is an excellent time to mention the opening of Delaware State College (now Delaware State University) which began providing higher education to African Americans in 1892. This Month in Delaware History Blog: https://dhsbookstmidh.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/delaware-state-university-opens-in-1892/ … More Delaware State University Opens in February of 1892
Just over one hundred years ago, at the end of July in 1914, a catastrophe that was to engulf the world began in the city of Sarajevo. World War I, “The Great War”, was triggered by the assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, by a … More Remembering World War I at the Delaware Historical Society