Death had to take him in his sleep, for if he was awake there’d have been a fight. Remark of Charles Marshall, Vice President of the United States, upon hearing of the death of Theodore Roosevelt On October 12,
The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Corporal Alvin Cullium York (ASN: 1910421), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 8 October 1918, while
A century ago President Wilson returned to the Paris Peace Conference from his whirlwind trip back to Washington. The work of the Paris Peace Conference was to resume in earnest the next day. Winston Churchill in The Aftermath, the
In examining the Paris Peace Conference, it is hard to be objective. We know that another World War followed, much more terrible, only two decades later. It is difficult to view the Paris Peace Conference as anything other than
President Wilson arrived in France a century ago to participate in the Paris Peace Conference. He received a rapturous reception from the citizens of France but a cooler reception from Clemenceau and the other Allied leaders. British economist John Maynard
Prior to World War I Harry Truman had not met with much success. Hard working, personable and ambitious, none of the many jobs he took on, or the business ventures he launched, gave him long term financial security.
I’ve cheated the Grim Reaper more times than anyone I know, and I’ll fight like a wildcat until they nail the lid of my pine box down on me. Eddie Rickenbacker Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s Ace of
The most famous member of the United States Army Air Service 94th Aero Squadron, the fabled Hat in the Ring Squadron, was Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, America’s Ace of Aces with 26 victories. Another notable flier in the unit was Lieutenant
Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken On Your Knee?
Something for the weekend. Would You Rather Be a Colonel with an Eagle on Your Shoulder or a Private with a Chicken On Your Knee? The American involvement in World War I produced an immense amount of music, much
The Secretary of State to the Swiss Chargé (Oederlin) Washington, October 23, 1918. Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d transmitting a communication under date of the 20th from the German Government
A sign of just how desperate the civilian German government a century ago was to bring the War to an end was the announcement of the end of submarine warfare and the recall of all its submarines back to port.
On October 20, 1918 the German government, through the Swiss, sent out a response to President Wilson’s Second Note: In accepting the proposal for an evacuation of the occupied territories the German Government has started from the assumption