We travel back to early August, 1917 this week to tour “Sunday Star” newspaper accounts of military developments in Europe and Delaware’s mobilization for “The Great War”. Delaware soldiers Frank P. Gedling (pictured), Alfred Hughes Burns, and Charles Barnes are remembered in this post.
Among the various headlines in the “Sunday Star” newspaper this week 100 years ago, we learn that German and Russian women took up arms and were fighting alongside men on the battlefield in Europe. We spotlight the military service records of Delaware soldiers William Bradfield (pictured), John H. Banks and George Gagan in this post.
During this week 100 years ago , a major battle took place in Romania: the Battle of Marasti, with Russian and Romanian armies joining forces to attack the German 9th Army. The result was a much needed victory for the Romanian army which fought with tactical brilliance and tenacity. In Russia, Alexander Kerensky replaces Georgy … More World War I, 100 years ago this Week
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
It was during this week, one hundred years ago, that the first Americans began landing on the shores of France at the port of Saint Nazaire. Although these “Doughboys” (as the British referred to the American troops) would not see military action until October, the entrance of the Americans into the conflict was a major … More Remembering World War I on Independence Day