World War I
The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.
These items join thousands of original materials from the World War I era that the Library of
The Library of Congress—which holds the largest multi-format collection of materials on the American experience in World War I—will present a major exhibition in 2017 to commemorate the centennial of The Great War.
The United States’ involvement in the "war to end all wars" began on April 6, 1917, when the U.S. Congress formally declared war on the German Empire, and concluded Nov. 11,
A sheet of blotting paper bearing imprints of the signatures of Admiral Wemyss and Marshal Foch on the Armistice document which ended the First World War on 11 November 1918 is to be sold at Bonhams First World War Centenary Sale in London on 1 October. It is estimated at £20,000-30,000.
Admiral Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, the First
A vivid, candid and in places disturbing first hand account of the First World War by a solider who served for the entire four years on the Western Front and in Italy is to be sold at Bonhams First World War Commemoration sale in London on 1 October. The five diaries are estimated at £5,000-7,000.
They were written by Armourer Staff
In the year that marks the First World War Centenary, over 100 sheets of German WWI aerial reconnaissance photographs sold for £1,220 ($2,000) at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions Bibliophile sale in Surrey.
Aerial photography was first developed by famous French Photographer and balloonist Nadar in the mid-19thcentury and made dramatic advances during the First World War. It was the
AUSTIN, Texas—In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “The World at War, 1914-1918.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.
Triggered by the June 1914 assassination of