Tag Archives: World War I

The US Enters World War I

(This essay was originally published as “April 6, 1917: The US Goes ‘Over There’”, in the Newport Daily News on April 6, 2017.) One hundred years ago today, the United States declared war on Germany, joining the war almost three … Continue reading

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German U-Boat Visits Newport in 1916, Sinks Five Ships after Departure

(The essay was originally published as “Courtesy During Wartime,” by the Newport Daily News on October 7, 2016.) One hundred years ago today, October 7, 1916, a German submarine visited Newport for several hours before departing to sink at least … Continue reading

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100-Year Anniversary of Deadly Battle of the Somme

(This essay was originally published as “Bloodiest of Bloody Battles,” in the Newport Daily News on July 12, 2016.) One hundred years ago this month, the Battle of the Somme began with British and French forces attacking entrenched German forces … Continue reading

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“The Great War” Begins: July 28 is the 100th Anniversary of World War I

(This essay was originally published by the Newport Daily News on July 26, 2014.) For many Europeans, the early 1900s must have been exciting and hopeful times. The Industrial Revolution, beginning 150 years earlier, had given them a higher standard … Continue reading

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