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.
Nestled on the Delaware River just north of the gateway to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal is the placid town of Delaware City. Our featured yearbook is from the town’s high school, Gunning Bedford Jr. High School in 1965. This item, as with a previously highlighted “Gunner” was formerly owned by a student of the … More “The Gunner”, 1965
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
No American company greater exemplifies the industry, community and the worker’s world of America in both the Reconstruction era and the Gilded Age than the Harlan & Hollingsworth Company. Every face in the following group portraits tells a story. Stern to serene to smiling, we see in each face what it meant to be a … More The Harlan & Hollingsworth Company, Titan of Shipbuilding
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