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WWI Symposium April 8, 2017, Jefferson City, Missouri
Posted on January 24, 2017
The Museum of Missouri Military History, The University of Central Missouri Archives & Museum, & The Missouri Society for Military History are hosting a World War I Symposium April 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at The Fallen Warrior Auditorium in the MO National Guard Headquarters Building - Ike S… Continue Reading
You can help Over There: Missouri and the Great War Staff find monuments and memorials to WW1 service members.
Posted on November 25, 2016
Over There: Missouri and the Great War staff are thrilled to announce we are in the early phases of locating, identifying, photographing, and mapping monuments and memorials to WWI service members throughout the entire state of Missouri. This massive undertaking could not be done by our staff alone,… Continue Reading
RMS Lusitania, George Grantham Bain Collection
Library of Congress
Posted on May 15, 2015
Although thousands of miles from the war zone, Missouri was touched by one of the greatest tragedies of World War I, the sinking of the British passenger liner RMS Lusitania on May 7, 1915. Among the 159 Americans on board, nine were Missourians. Six of them were among the 1,195 people who died in t… Continue Reading
The Lusitania being torpedoed on May 7, 1915.
Library of Congress.
Posted on May 8, 2015
May 7, 2015, marks 100 years since the sinking of the RMS Lusitania by German submarine U-20. A British passenger ship on its way from New York to Liverpool, England, the Lusitania was running a risk traveling through waters that were at the time declared a war zone by Germany. Click here to read P… Continue Reading