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National WW1 Museum
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
I'm getting going on my blog.  I went to the National WW1 Museum in Kansas City and have started posting a writeup along with pictures.

I've got a blog going to collect all of my travel topics, game reviews, AARs, etc.... in one place.  Websites come and go and a lot of my work has disappeared over the last decade.  I'm retired so I finally have time to do some of the things I would like to do.

If you are interested in the WW1 Museum, you can see it at:
https://wordpress.com/post/averysgameblog.wordpress.com/28

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/06/national-ww1-museum-kansas-city-part-1/

I'll post additional reminders as I update.
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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2019, 03:23:40 PM »

If you are interested in the WW1 Museum, you can see it at:
https://wordpress.com/post/averysgameblog.wordpress.com/28


Hey AB, link is not working for me...tried edge and chrome
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2019, 07:48:41 PM »

If you are interested in the WW1 Museum, you can see it at:
https://wordpress.com/post/averysgameblog.wordpress.com/28


Hey AB, link is not working for me...tried edge and chrome

I hope I fixed it.  Try the new link.  Let me know if it does not work.

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 11:24:24 AM »
Works great now....

So as a marketing guy... what do you think the purpose of the "vestal virgins" was?
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2019, 08:09:45 AM »
Works great now....

So as a marketing guy... what do you think the purpose of the "vestal virgins" was?

Let unmarried daughters of important people dress up and be noticed?

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 01:37:16 PM »
Second Post on the National WW1 Museum is up - this is on the ground conflict simulations.

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/11/national-ww1-museum-part-2-ground-warfare-simulations/


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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 06:15:05 PM »
Third post on the National WW1 Museum: Uniforms and Equipment

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/equipment-and-uniforms-national-ww1-museum/

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 10:13:56 AM »
Great stuff, thanks AB!  :bd: 

I love the uniforms of the period...mostly because of the transition from 19th to 20th centuries; pickelhaube to stahlhelm. I also have been getting into AEF unit histories recently, and these are tightly tied to the divisions and their symbols.

Part of the reason I have been getting into uniforms and units is that most of the material written right after the war, including unit histories, is out of copyright and in the public domain, so very easy to quickly build a great "virtual collection"

There was also still a strong sense of a "local link" to many of the units, in all armies. The British had the "Pals Battalions." In the German Army very few units were just "German". They were "Saxons", "Bavarians", or the 'hated' "Prussians".  US regiments were know as "Baltimore's Own", or "Philadelphia's Own". By WWII, these local links started to loosen....

If anyone has any interest in US uniforms or unit histories of the WWI period, there is a great FB group of AEF collectors. The guys really know their stuff, and have some great collections. They try to research not just the unit, but the soldiers as well; so they just don't own a helmet, but they often know who wore it, and sometimes details of the man's exploits. I appreciate that they are very interested in honoring the nearly forgotten heroes of the AEF. The group is "World War I AEF Collectors".
"Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction and Death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden."   Grantland Rice, New York Herald Tribune, October 18th, 1924. 

Notre Dame wins at Army, 13 - 7, Oct. 18, 1924

Notre Dame undefeated 1924
Coach: Knute Rockne

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #8 on: Today at 08:12:02 AM »
The last blog post was on WW1 Propaganda.  They have a great display of this and lots of photos were posted.

https://averysgameblog.wordpress.com/2019/01/17/ww1-museum-propaganda/

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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:13:19 AM »
Here are some pictures of military toys from the WW1 museum.  These did not make it to my blog because there was little display space.


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Re: National WW1 Museum
« Reply #10 on: Today at 08:14:54 AM »
If I do another Strategic Command WW1 AAR I'm going to incorporate the propaganda posters.