Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Recommended: The U.S. National Park Service WWI Website

I know, America's national parks are "Over Here," not "Over There,"  where the war was fought. That, however, is just the point of this outstanding resource from the National Park Service (NPS).  It has some of the best photos and articles on the American home front that I've encountered during the Centennial of the war.  There are over 400 NPS national parks, memorials, monuments, battlefields, and historic sites, and a surprising number of them have connections with the First World War.  Here are some examples. The dozens of in-depth articles are well researched and written, and the site finder map is easy use.

Officer candidates conduct weapons training at Camp Warden McLean in 1917 near the present day Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center

The NPS Honors the Role of Industry During the War at Keweenaw Copper
Mine National Historical Park, Shown Above and Below

A Present-Day Tour of the Mine Site

Vessels in various stages of construction in the shipways of the
Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation, Alexandria, VA

Doughboys taking "Their last glimpse of old New York" and the Statue of Liberty

Explore the NPS Website here:

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