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Companion Web site for: World War I, Echoes of the Great War (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veterans History Project)

Arguing Over War and Over Here

Over There

A World Overturned
   —coming September 2017

Image of a Soldier from The War
American soldiers examining their new rifles after turning
in the old ones
. Dennis J. Sullivan Collection,
Veterans History Project, AFC2001/001/28523.
On April 4, 2017—nearly 100 years to the day after the United States entered World War I—the Library of Congress launched a comprehensive exhibition on the conflict. Entitled Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I, the exhibition draws on historic documents, photographs, maps, and artifacts from throughout the Library’s collection—including items from the Veterans History Project (VHP). As the home of nearly 400 personal narratives from World War I, VHP’s archive is an unparalleled source of material on the individual experience of the Great War, and we were honored to help tell the larger story of the war from the perspective of those who served in it.
Beginning this Memorial Day, we offer a three-part companion Experiencing War web feature, which presents additional VHP collections in the context of central themes explored in the larger exhibition. Part III will launch this coming September 2017.
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 WWI at the Library:

If you are able to visit the Library of Congress here in Washington, DC, we invite you to view the exhibition in person in the Southwest Gallery of the Thomas Jefferson Building, and to participate in a wide variety of related tours, gallery talks, and events.

Visiting virtually? Explore the Online Exhibit and the LC’s World War I topic page, as well as previous VHP web features on World War I:
World War I: The Great War
World War I Remembered: 100 Years Later


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