Old News – World War I Begins

Major news from the past. After a month of negotiations had broken down, on July 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Russia mobilized on the 30th. Germany declared war on Russia on August 1st. Here some reports from the first couple of days when everyone thought that it might be possible to …

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Old News – Start of WWI

More news from the past. This time about the assassination that started World War I. It was within weeks after the assassination that most of Europe became involved in the War. Note that the assassin’s name is usually spelled Gavrilo Princip in English. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL. Thursday, July 2, 1914 ARCHDUKE MURDERED Heir to …

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Talk on Flu Epidemic

Title: WORLD WAR I and the FLU PANDEMIC of 1918 Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Greece Town Hall By: Robert Brown, PhD The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than World War I.  It has been cited as the most divesting epidemic in modern history and the worst epidemic in American history …

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World War I Books Online

The Rochester Public Library has added the 3 volume set titled World War Service Record of Rochester and Monroe County, New York to their online collection. This is a fantastic resource for those that served in the war and also those that stayed home and did volunteer work during WWI. Volume one of the set …

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