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Ep. 146 – The YMCA during WW1 – Kathryn White

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Kathryn White, a PhD history student at Pembroke College, University of Oxford, talks about her doctoral research into religion and the YMCA in WW1. [Follow her at https://www.kathrynshistoryblog.com/] Kathryn White talks about the research she is doing for her PhD on the YMCA during the First World War. …


Two Colored Women with the American Expeditionary Forces by Addie W Hunton and Kathryn M Johnson (1997) Introduction by Adele Logan Alexander

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325 pages, 520 including a biography of Adolpheaus Hunton. (1997) Introduction by Adele Logan Alexander GKHall & Co Illustrated throughout with ornate collages and collections.  Hardcover first edition as part of the the African-American Women Writers 1910-1940 series, under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Jennifer Burt…


The Kinmel Park Riot of Canadian Servicemen March 1919

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The events at Kinmel Park in North Wales in March 1919 were the most serious instance of a number of riots or disturbances that took place in the UK involving Canadian servicemen between November 1918 and June 1919. With the Armistice signed on 11 November 1918, many troops eagerly anticipated their repatriation, none more so than Canadians troops…


Americans All. Foreign-Born Soldiers in World War I by Nancy G Ford

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Texas A&M University Press, College Station, $32.95, 2000, 207pp, ills, index.  ISBN: 1 58544 118 X.  His is a well-crafted history of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) which sets out to establish, and successfully so, that the US Army allied itself with progressive social reformers in integrating foreign-born and nonEnglish speaking dra…


Betty Stevenson – ‘the Happy Warrior’

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Within days of the war being declared the YMCA established recreation centres in the United Kingdom – largely near railway stations and other places where large numbers of troops were likely to be gathering. By the end of 1914, similar centres had been established at Le Havre in France and later in other areas of France. Above: The first YMCA H…


Out Now! Bulletin February 2022

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Editor: Ralph Lomas CONTENTS Page(s) Annual Service of Remembrance 2/11          Ypres Revisited! Pilgrims Return 13.           ExCo Matters/Project Big Push 14/17 European/Development/Digital 18/21 Stereoscope News 22/23  Chairman's Tour, October 2021 …