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
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
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.
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/