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018: Winter 1986


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‘Britannia’s unruly stepchildren’, Americans in the British Armed Forces– Michael O’Brien


This talk is not about America’s entry into the Great War in 1917, but instead looks at the lives and experiences of a variety of American citizens who took matters into their own hands well before America joined the war and crossed the Atlantic to join the British armed services. Michael is a retired history teacher and published author wh…

The Doughboys 1917 - 1918 Mike Sheil


When the United States entered the cataclysm of the Great War the global conflict had already lasted three long years. This talk describes what the American forces saw when they arrived at the Western Front, and their feelings and actions as they encountered bitter fighting, obliterated villages, vast cemeteries, and massive destruction. In…