Over lunch a couple weeks ago, a friend filled a pause in conversation this way: “So, World War I… What should I know?” We had been talking about the centenary of the war, and how it might be commemorated here in Minnesota. I think he had a growing sense of the war’s importance — but also of … More Learning about World War I: How to Get Started
While it’s one of the most popular tags at this blog, World War I tends to appear here in spurts. But while I haven’t had much new to say about it since July, plenty of other historians have been busy gearing up for next year’s 100th anniversary of the beginning of what’s arguably the most … More What’s New with World War I?
A series of posts taking you day-by-day through a proposed travel version of my course HIS230L World War I. Read the introduction to the series here, or the previous post here. Monday, January 14, 2013 – The Somme Back on the bus for a brief ride across the Belgium-France border, then we’ll tour sites from … More The War Elsewhere
A series of posts taking you day-by-day through a proposed travel version of my course HIS230L World War I. Read the introduction to the series here, or the previous post here. Saturday, January 5, 2013 – arriving in London This will be a quiet day for the group, so I’m going to stretch the theme … More Great Films about the Great War