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.
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.
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/
An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/ about the blogger: http://en.gravatar.com/dhsbooks
For Memorial Day it is particularly fitting to look back on the First World War and some of the soldiers from Delaware who defended their country. Photographs, the service record and newspaper accounts of Delawarean Walter Paul Earley who was killed in action in World War I, along with the service records of Larkin Giles … More Remembering the First World War on Memorial Day in Delaware. 100 Years Ago This Week.
The Military Service Records of Delaware Soldiers Irving Warner, African-American John C. Wallace and William Walther are shown today along with international and local news in the May 20th, 1917 Sunday Star newspaper.
The Allied Spring Offensive continues. Russian workers begin to rise up against work conditions and economic oppression. France switches the Commander in Chief of its military, this week 100 years ago. An excellent blog on WWI can be found at: http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/ about the blogger: http://en.gravatar.com/dhsbooks