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During this week one hundred years ago, the Russian Czar, Nicholas II abdicated. The Russian government collapsed, setting the stage for a significant victory for Germany later in 1917. Unrestricted submarine attacks by Germany, even against neutral countries such as the United States, are rampant throughout March of 1917. What Remembering World War I posts … More Remembering World War I: March 11th, 1917
March of 1917 was the final month of the United States’ neutrality during the First World War. We present four military service records for Delawareans Winfield Audress, George Macklin, Oliver Cahoon and Greensbury Pepper, along with headlines and local Delaware news according to the March 4th, 1917 Sunday Star newspaper. What Remembering World War I … More Remembering World War I: Early March, 1917
In early 1917 Germany began ignoring previous agreements to not attack American ships and other non-military passenger vessels. The United States was still neutral in March, 1917 in the European Conflict but attacks from German U Boats was what prompted, as much as any other single factor, the American entry into WWI the following month, … More Remembering World War I
February is Black History Month in the U.S. We spotlight two African American soldiers from Delaware this week along with news from the Sunday Star newspaper for the week of February 13th, 1917.
News from the early February, 1917 Wilmington Sunday Star newspaper and the service records of African American soldiers Arthur Camper and Francis Cephas are presented today.