Tag Archives: World War I

Veteran History Project now on iTunes U

Thanks to my friend Michael Hulshoff-Schmidt for inspiring me to write this post. The Library of Congress┬áhas begun their “Veteran History Project,” officially recording the experiences of American Veterans in their own words for future generations.

Interested in hearing about the veteran experience directly from those that served? Know a veteran and want to preserve their personal accounts? The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. This collection makes personal histories accessible, as well as providing a Field Kit for preparing and submitting your own veteran stories.

The Library of Congress is making these records available for free on iTunes U.

Last WWI Veteran Dies

The last veteran of World War I, Claude Stanley Choules, died today in Australia at 110. World War I, often overs shadowed by World War II, was the first truly modern war. The horrors and atrocities that soldiers experienced and witnessed while on the front lines encouraged many modern “Rules of War,” namely restrictions on chemical and biological weapons.

Read Claude’s obituary here.