World War I (Other Keyword)

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From "Splinter Fleet" to Easy Street: One Vessel's Journey as a World War I Subchaser and Pleasure Craft (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Patrick Gensler. Melanie Damour.

Though maintaining a neutral stance in the early part of World War I, German U-boat attacks in American waters in 1916 spurred the U.S. Navy to develop a specialized fleet of anti-submarine watercraft. Dubbed "subchasers," these small but remarkably long-range ships played an important role as a deterrent to the U-boat incursion. Purpose-built subchasers were primarily wooden-hulled; however, steel-hulled vessels were donated to the war effort due to wartime shortages. One such vessel, SC-144,...

Management of WWI Training Trenches in Light of Current Military Training (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tiffany Newman. Elizabeth E. Bell. Seth VanDam.

More than nine miles of World War I training trenches have been identified on USAG Fort Lee (Fort Lee) in Prince George County, Virginia. Constructed by the 80th Division at what was then "Camp Lee" beginning in the fall of 1917, these trenches represent a significant historic resource associated with the Great War. Fort Lee is also one of only a few locations where such trenches survive in the United States. However, the trenches also pose a significant challenge in balancing mission and...

Remembering the Forgotten: Archaeology at the Morrissey WW1 Internment Camp (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah E. Beaulieu.

Many Canadians are aware of the Japanese Internment Camps from WWII; however, very few are aware of the concentration camps that Canada built during WWI. Between 1914-1920, Canada arrested and interned 8549 Austro-Hungarians, Germans and Turks and interned them across Canada. Morrissey Internment Camp is situated in the abandoned coal-mining town of Morrissey, British Columbia and housed a population of 3-400 prisoners between 1915-1918. In 1954, the Canadian government destroyed most of the...

Texas’ White Elephant Fleet (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sara G. Laurence. Amy Borgens. Robert L. Gearhart.

As part of its effort in World War I, the United States and its Emergency Fleet Corporation (EFC) began an aggressive shipbuilding campaign to counter the merchant shipping losses from Germany’s submarine warfare. Over 100 wooden ships were contracted in the Gulf District (the Gulf Coast west of New Orleans). Construction of these vessels was far slower than anticipated, and when the war suddenly ended, the country was left with a surplus of both complete and incomplete wooden ships. The EFC...

Three Ways of Remembering World War 1: the Sledmere Memorials, Yorkshire, England (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Harold Mytum.

As the First World War commemorations draw to a close, the memorials at Sledmere, East Yorkshire, indicate the attitudes to the war held by one individual, Sir Mark Sykes, the 6th baronet. Widely known as an author of the Sykes-Picot agreement which carved up the Middle East between France and Britain following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, thereby creating countries such as Iraq and Syria, he managed and invested in his substantial estate and house on the Yorkshire Wolds. He remembered...