World War I Tour

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HEROIC MEASURES: American Nurses in World War One

August 6, 2014

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, many in the USA exhibited anti-German attitudes. Newspapers ran cartoons that vilified the Kaiser and his soldiers and allies. Yet more than 1/3 of Americans were of German descent.If cartoons in magazines and newspapers were the most visible, other actions showed American fear and bias toward the British and French.Riots broke out in many cities. In Chicago, one man was hanged on suspicion of being a German sympathizer.In my own German-American family where my father's family were 3rd generation Americans and where they spoke German, my grandfather warned his children to speak ...

Events & Appearances

October 13 - 21, 2014, France

Jo-Ann Power, critically acclaimed author of World War One novel HEROIC MEASURES, leads this tour of the American battlefields of The Great War. Designed for everyone who has an interest in this first American experience abroad, this tour gives you a comprehensive look at the war before the United States declared war in April 1917 until most troops and support services departed in the summer of 1919.

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