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Highlights : Military : World War I

Subcategory World War I contains 13 item(s).

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front Red Cross Volunteers
This photograph of two female Red Cross volunteers in front of a war fund booth reminded Americans during World War I that support for the war effort at home as well as abroad was key to achieving allied victory.
front Thomas Williams Ashley (1894-1918)
When Thomas Ashley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was killed in World War I, the whole town mourned his loss.
Cover "Allies, Arise!"
With a distinct patriotic theme, this sheet music cover was for a song that was popular at the time of World War I, after the United States had entered the war.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Apr 29, 1918
This letter of April 29, 1918, from Edward Roswell Wirt (1891-1942) to his fiancee, Emily Gladys Bartlett, tells of his enlistment in the army during the last year of World War I.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Jul 23, 1918
Wirt's division was disbanded after several weeks and its troops dispersed. He wrote this letter in southern France while awaiting assignment to another unit. The Allies were reluctant to use U.S. units at all, but the war's events forced them to.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Mar 30, 1919
Wirt's unit remained in garrison in France as the peace conference continued. Wirt again worries about the League of Nations concept, worries that many other Americans shared.
Page 1 WWI Message to Edward Roswell Wirt
In April 1918, King George V of Great Britain issued a welcome and a thanks to the soldiers of the United States who were fighting for human freedom.
document WWI Cartoons
Frank Hines clipped this panel of cartoons from a Camp Devon, Massachusetts, newspaper during World War I.
document "Keep them smiling"- WWI broadside
c. 1918
This World War I poster helped raise funds for troops overseas.
front World War I Encampment
Their first days in the army: soldiers of Greenfield, Massachusetts, in a temporary Army camp during World War I, August, 1917.


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