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Episode #18, May 3, 2017 - Boeing historian insight on Bill Boeing and Sgt. Stubby the film update: Highlights:
1917 - US makes $200,000,000 loan to UK | @ 01:20
Guest - Michael Lombardi: Profile of William Boeing as an entrepreneur and visionary | @ 07:15
Events - WW1 gets into the swing of baseball games | @ 12:30 
Guest - Jordan Beck: Sgt. Stubby th...

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Episode #18, May 3, 2017 - Boeing historian insight on Bill Boeing and Sgt. Stubby the film update: Highlights: 1917 - US makes $200,000,000 loan to UK | @ 01:20 Guest - Michael Lombardi: Profile of William Boeing as an entrepreneur and visionary | @ 07:15 Events - WW1 gets into the swing of baseball games | @ 12:30 Guest - Jordan Beck: Sgt. Stubby th...

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Highlights:
1917 - US makes $200,000,000 loan to UK | @ 01:20
Guest - Michael Lombardi: Profile of William Boeing as an entrepreneur and visionary | @ 07:15
Events - WW1 gets into the swing of baseball games | @ 12:30
Guest - Jordan Beck: Sgt. Stubby the animated film profile and update | @ 15:30
International - ABMC sponsors WW1 education program with American School in Paris | @ 21:00
Web - Vande Mataram site launches on ww1cc.org | @ 21:45
Social Media - moss is mostly good | @ 26:00----more----
WW1 Centennial News - Weekly PodcastApril 26, 2017
Welcome to World War One Centennial News. It’s about WW1 news 100 years ago this week  - and it’s about WW1 NOW - news and updates about the centennial and the commemoration.WW1 Centennial News is brought to you by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Today is May 3rd, 2017 and I’m Theo Mayer - Chief Technologist for the World War One Centennial Commission and your host today.
World War One THEN
100 Year Ago This Week
Although America can’t immediately field a giant fighting force and ship it to the Western Front - the US government is going “all in” in other ways.No longer limited under a declaration of war, the US Navy gets busy and sends destroyers across the Atlantic to engage German U-boats, which are ravaging allied shipping. Remember, the US Navy has been a force to be reckoned with for a hundred years - ever since it distinguished itself during the War of 1812 - a war, incidentally, AGAINST the British not for them. Meanwhile, we not only have an effective Navy but we also have money. Unlike our European allies and foes, we haven’t  depleted our economy through years of war - so,  President Wilson’s Treasury Secretary, William McAdoo puts together a ginormous loan for the Bank of England. He hands them a check for $200 million dollars - the equivalent of 4 billion today.. That is the largest single check the US Treasury had ever written. But we Americans are a pragmatic lot. This is - of course - not a gift. It’s a loan. And - as has become typical with a lot of US international governmental dealings - to this very day - the money is only to be used to pay American companies for products and services on behalf of the UK’s war efforts. So it’s a loan to our allie - to be paid back - and to be used to purchase American goods from US suppliers. War has always been good for business.One more interesting note… and yet another amazing parallel in history. Mr. McAdoo -  our secretary of the treasury - also happens to be President Wilson’s son-in-law. Family in the cabinet is a long standing tradition! Meanwhile, on the western front in Europe things are near disastrous. The mutinies among the French troops are expanding. For example, the 2nd battalion of the 18th french regimen suffered two thirds casualties in the Nivelle offensive around April 16th.Just 10 days later, the general command sends in a new crop of officers, the original ones having been killed 10 days earlier.  The men are ordered back to the front. This does not go down well - and Instead of heading for the front, the troops ransack the local stores of wine and get soused - shouting - “Down With The War”. They clearly have had enough.This was unfortunately not an isolated incident. On the same day in the Champagne region, two hundred men fled into the woods rather than report back to the front.Link: http://today-in-wwi.tumblr.com/post/160002079918/first-us-war-loan-to-britainhttp://today-in-wwi.tumblr.com/post/160108119108/us-congress-approves-selective-service-acthttp://today-in-wwi.tumblr.com/post/160140287178/french-mutinies-spread
Great War Project
Joining us to tell us more about how the germans are using the demoralization of the allied troops - not only in France but also in Russia - is former NPR correspondent Mike Shuster from the Great War Project blog. Russia is effectively in revolution - costing the allies a crucial partner - and delighting the Germans
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