Part I of II World War I – known at [...]
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More than 100 years after the end of the First World War, new details have emerged about a horse from Angus and her rider who fought in some of the conflict’s most infamous battles.
Women have played important roles in all of America’s wars. However, this marked the first time that women directly participated in the war effort on a wide scale. Their contributions helped win the war and make major strides towards equality.
When the U.S. entered the war, most American Indians were not considered citizens. Yet many served and fought with distinction. The Onondaga and Oneida Nations even declared war against Germany.
The little-known activities of the Choctaw Nation during World War I set a precedent that paved the way for the famed Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.
More than 350,000 African Americans served during World War I. Despite facing racism at home and in uniform, tens of thousands of black soldiers served courageously and capably in combat.
During World War I, nearly forty percent of U.S. soldiers were immigrants or children of immigrants. Their service not only helped win the war, but accelerated the assimilation and acceptance of an entire generation of new Americans.
This 1919 poster by Howard Chandler Christy was commissioned for [...]
‘Back Over There’ is a project focused on preserving the memory of the Italian-born who voluntarily enlisted or were drafted in the U.S. Army and lost their lives either in combat or disease in the years 1917-1919.