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Norman Angell's World War I pamphlet "The Prussian in our Midst" is approximately 30 pages consisting of four sections: "The War to End War;" "But Is Britain to Have the Will at the End of the War;" "The Creed of the Enemy;" and "How Our Will to…

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Tulsa-resident Hugo “Hap” Gruenberg managed to haul a Victrola phonograph to France after he enlisted in the 42nd Rainbow Division of the American Expeditionary Forces in the spring of 1917. The 6 records left from his WWI service days feature 9…

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This diary accounts for Captain Leo McCusker's journey to Europe in May 1918 and his time spent overseas (mainly in France) through September 26, 1918. A member of the headquarters troop in the 4th division, he notes some of the details of his…

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British trench map of the area surrounding Wytschaete, Belgium. Edition 3.D, with trenches corrected to 22 June 1916. Detail of Sheet 28 S.W. 2. Scale: 1:10,000

Aerial Reconnaissance Photographs of portions of Sheet 28 S.W. 2 taken during the…

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The British Enfield M1917 is a heavy, bolt-action rifle which was the main one used by British soldiers in World War I. It features a heavy stock and barrel, and it fires a .303 caliber round. It also has both rudimentary steel sights, as well as…

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Why the War Cannot be Final is a British pamphlet intended to convince its reader that the war will not bring finality to all international conflict. The pamphlet's author, Albert Wm. Alderson, responds to the belief that the Great War will be the…

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On the back of this picture, the photographer left the simple description, "Soup kitchen for refugees." During WWI, the term "soup kitchen" could refer either to this kind of communal place or to mobile kitchens sent to the war front.

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A stereoscopic image of World War One human wreckage in No Man's Land, Chemin des Dames, France.

Physical Location:
McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tulsa. 2933 E.
6th St. Tulsa,…

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This is a picture of a wounded soldier taken in France around 1917. This man is missing part of his right arm, as shown by the fact that part of his right sleeve is empty. Despite this grievous injury, he stands tall and proud. He is dressed in…

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These photocopied pages of the memoir of Fay Ham, a wagoner in the 167th Ambulance Company of the United States Army, describe his experiences as a prisoner of war in a German camp. The short memoir is handwritten and often difficult to read, but…

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This exhibit is a collection of standard-issue military equipment, belonging to Staff Sergeant Walter R. Jager, of the 94th Aero Squadron. The collection includes his helmet, hat, belt with canteen and gun holster, and mess kit, along with a German…

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This diary began as a a letter to Thomas Kyle's mother in America describing his trip to the British Isles while on leave from his military duties in France. The letter goes on to detail Kyle's travels through Scotland, Ireland, and England and his…

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The diary is bound in dark leather and is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. Dates are printed at the top and middle of each page, starting January 1st and ending December 31st. The pages are yellow and otherwise unadorned. Crosby writes in…

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This is a bond allotment request form for Private First Class William V. Lovell on a Quartermaster Corps form. The form is actually quite small; it is only about 3 and a half inches tall and 8 inches wide. This particular copy is marked as a…

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This is a photo of Hans Hurler taken in 1915. He was a part of Kaiser's Infantry and most likely was apart of a Bavarian regiment. After surviving the war, he came to the United States where he became a baker in Philadelphia. His stance and…

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This medal was awarded to United States service men from the city of Roanoke Virginia for service in World War I. At the top of the medal is a single strip of copper colored metal with a pin on the back. on the front of that strip is the word…

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This report details the correspondence between several ambassadors from the Allied countries who attempted to delay or prevent the execution of Edith Cavell, a British nurse who had been working in German-occupied Belgium. Cavell had been accused by…

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A magazine published by Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps. It includes articles, letters, poems, etc., all of which are submissions gathered from women at other camps and published by the Princess Beatrice Camp.
The Q.M.A.A.C. enabled…

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This diary is that of Carroll Crosby, an American who served in World War I in France during 1918. The small book is approximately 5"x3", bound in worn black leather, and has fading gold leafed pages. Carroll Crosby began using this diary on January…

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The Special Collections at McFarlin Library is the curator of Lady Peggy Hamilton’s typescript and photos, summarizing employment of an English munition worker during the Great War. The typescript has hand written revisions throughout the…

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This is a single image from a collection of postcards depicting the First World War and the horrors that became normal life. The collection is titled La Guerre Européenne 1914-1915: Aprés le Passage Des Allemands – Les Ruines, which translates to…

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At the top of the document, a header indicates that the paper is a midterm examination for the 1st through the 5th Squadrons of the Royal Air Force (RAF). The document is undated, but because the test is authorized by the RAF, instead of the Royal…

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(Pages 1 and 3 featuerd. Full document available through McFarlin Library's Special Collections) This document is the full sheet music for Edward Madden's "Blue Bell," published in 1904. The song opens with a young soldier paying his farewells to…

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This is a German “GM17” gas mask used beginning in 1917 in response to chemical warfare exercised by both sides of the Western Front. The use of poison gas began at the Battle of Ypres on April 22, 1915, when the Germans used newly developed chlorine…

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This pamphlet serves to illustrate the way trench warfare was conducted by the British in 1918. By this point in the war, armies were as adapted as they would ever be to the conditions and problems that the trenches presented. Infantry units adjusted…

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Edwin Conroy was a private in the American Expeditionary Force in France during the First World War. The Ben Byrnes collection of Edwin Conroy WWI Correspondence is a collection of mostly letters, with a few postcards, sent from Private Conroy while…

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"A Soldier's Capture" by Gordon.
Gordon is a soldier in the military fighting during WWI. He writes a journal of his experiences throughout the war. Gordon spent the majority of the war in and out of the hands of the Germans. He talks of what he…

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This is a small sampling of cartoons that were created by John Francis Knott for the Dallas Morning News during WWI. The images he created between 1914 and 1918 drew national and international attention and were reprinted in Literary Digest and…

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The idea of this poster is for the common man or woman back at home in the states to donate money to the war effort. The text says simply "Over the top for you." This is to show the common person at home that men across the sea are going over the top…

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"The Greatest Mother in the World" is an American propaganda poster from 1918 that encouages women to join the American Red Cross. Pictured is a woman dressed in flowy, white garb, wearing a Red Cross nurse's hat and veil. Dressed in this clothing…

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A British recruitment poster reading "Halt! Who Goes There? If you ARE a friend, join the British ranks and help the brave lads at the front." A lone soldier stands silhouetted against a smoky sky, and holds his rifle at the ready. The bright,…

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In "The Minute Men of To-day are Going to Plattsburg" the poster’s artist draws a definitive connection between the legendary patriots of the Revolutionary War and the recruits of WWI. The implication that war enlistment directly correlated with…

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The poster, Blood or Bread, is depicted by two American soldiers in the trench; where one soldier is cradling his wounded comrade. The coloring is different than most posters from the Great War era, as this poster has many different shades of brown…

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This is an American propaganda poster that suggests purchasing liberty bonds is the way to choose and support the homeland over the enemy. The poster presents the image of a young woman carrying a child, fleeing a dark and shadowy figure- a Hun. This…

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This poster plays off the militant sentiments of the time, where killing German soldiers was so strongly seen as a man's duty that it was comparable to putting bread on his family's table. "Putting just one German helmet in my kit" almost resembles…

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An American government bonds poster depicting the purchase of government bonds as an aspect of patriotic duty. It presents a group of people, an interesting visual mix of immigrant and American images, in front of an American flag, with text that…

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A Victory Liberty Loan poster depicting a smiling American soldier holding enemy helmets, illuminated by a golden sunset. The text reads "And They Thought We Couldn't Fight. American Liberty Loans." This poster was designed to appeal to a young…

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On this poster reads the text, "Shall we be more tender with our dollars than with the lives of our sons? Buy a United States government bond of the 2nd Liberty Loan of 1917". Pictured are two young men, very similar in appearance, one in a Naval…

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This poster features an avuncular Uncle Sam clasping a young woman on the back as she leads her male companion towards enlistment. The caption, "Here he is, Sir" is emblazoned underneath the image, and the entire poster is framed by the phrase "U.S.…

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A WWI British recruitment poster. It depicts a hand holding a sword with the words, "Take up the sword of justice, JOIN NOW." This poster uses both the image of the sword and the words, "Take up the sword of justice", to portray military service as…

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An American war bonds poster that reads, "Must Children Die and Mothers Plead in Vain? Buy More Liberty Bonds". The image is that of a mother, facing away from the audience, who is holding an infant and pointing toward the sky while another child…

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This poster depicts an attractive Joan of Arc bearing a sword, in military gear, with the heading "Joan of Arc Saved France." Joan is presented as an idealized image of martial courage and heroism. Her martyrdom and sainthood suggest the idea of a…

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This poster was created in 1918 by Joseph Pennell and was intended solely for an American audience during WWI. Created for the fourth Liberty Loans campaign of 1918, the poster depicts the New York City harbor under aerial and naval bombardment. The…

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American War Work Council
Young Women's Christian Association
A woman standing with her arms through an upside down triangle wearing some kind of uniform. The colours are bright and attractive, catching the viewer's attention.
Asking women to…

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This poster depicts crosses on hilltops, representing the loss of life from the war. Over this image is the statement “They give their lives” and under that, it asks the reader “Do you lend your savings?” The image, while stark, falls very short of…

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This poster displays a matronly woman with her arms open, appealing to the women left behind on the homefront. It's purpose was to call women to buy war bonds and support the men that they had sent off to war. It is a poster orginating from the Unted…

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In this English poster, boys are encouraged to enlist for the war effort. The four boys depicted in the poster are walking in perfect formation with synchronized steps and bright, smiling faces. Their bodies seem to blend together into a single…

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Title: Shall Uncle Sam's Navy Suffer Our Soldiers Going "Over There" on Our Transports to Sink? for Lack of Firemen. 7,000 Needed Now!

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Posters such as "Shall Uncle Sam's Navy Suffer..." can be read in multiple ways giving off…

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An American work campaign poster evoking a sense of duty and patriotism in American women to their country and men fighting overseas, this piece of propaganda was distributed by the United War Work Campaign during the Fist World War. It portrays a…

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An American saving stamps poster evoking the idea of holy war in defense of the homeland. It presents an image of Joan of Arc in shining armor, holding aloft a sword, with text that reads, "Joan of Arc Saved France. Save Your Country: Buy War Savings…
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