Bugler Leroy Sharp (pictured), Clarence Southerland, and Victor Washburn are our Delaware WWI soldiers remembered today. Excerpts from the Wilmington Morning News exactly 100 years ago, are also provided.
This week our featured DHS library book is by historian and University of Delaware Professor of English, George Miller. Provided is a nostalgic view of Delaware in the early 20th century, mainly through postcards. Sussex County is well represented in this hardbound 2011 publication.
The last daylight air raid over London by German planes occurred this week one hundred years ago. In September, German fighter pilots began bombing London by moonlight. Also during this week, the Second Offensive of the Battle of Verdun began.
Both German and English navies claim victory against each other in a naval battle in the North Sea at this time 100 years ago. Numerous stories from the Sunday Star newspaper in mid August, 1917 and Delaware soldiers John Pryce Eckles, Winfield Scott Byron, and Joseph C. Dougherty, and physician Abram Halprin are highlighted in … More Remembering The First World War