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War at U.S. shore! Episode #75: Highlights: War Comes to U.S. Shore! 100 Years Ago This Week: German U-boats on the Eastern seaboard | @01:30 War In The Sky: First American Ace | @07:30 A million men in France - Mike Shuster | @`12:30 Machine gunners at Chateau Thierry - Dr. Edward Len...

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Highlights: War Comes to U.S. Shore!
100 Years Ago This Week: German U-boats on the Eastern seaboard | @01:30
War In The Sky: First American Ace | @07:30
A million men in France - Mike Shuster | @`12:30
Machine gunners at Chateau Thierry - Dr. Edward Lengel | @16:45
Commission Armistice Centennial Plans - Meredith Carr | @21:10
CBS News Radio at Pershing Park - Chas Henry | @27:15
WWI at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum - Dr. Peter Jakab | @29:50
New Mexico in WWI - Jeff Laudermilk | @36:10
100C /100M: Hawaii’s Memorial Natatorium - Donna Ching | @43:00
Centennial in Social Media - Katherine Akey | @51:25----more----
Opening
Welcome to World War 1 centennial News - episode #75 - It’s about WW1 THEN - what was happening 100 years ago this week  - and it’s about WW1 NOW - news and updates about the centennial and the commemoration.
This week:
Mike Schuster updates us on the fighting fronts around the world
Ed Lengel tells the story of the machine gunners at Chateau Thierry
Meredith Carr gives us a preview of commemorative events planned for the upcoming centennial of the Armistice
Dr. Peter Jakab [jay-cub] introduces us to the WW1 programming at the National Air and Space Museum
Jeff Lowdermilk joins us fromthe New Mexico WW1 Centennial Commission
Donna Ching shares the 100 cities/100 memorials project in Honolulu
Katherine Akey highlights the commemoration of world war one in social media
And a whole lot more on WW1 Centennial News -- a weekly podcast brought to you by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library and the Starr foundation.
I’m Theo Mayer - the Chief Technologist for the Commission and your host. Welcome to the show.
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Preface
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As we screened the stories running 100 years ago this week, in the NY times and the Official Bulletin, the government’s War Gazette - a major US domestic theme took front and center.
The germans were trying to bring the war to our shore! U-boats were cruising off our eastern seaboard, threatening our merchant shipping and sinking ships. Though the loss of life was minimum, the psychological effects were powerful… and the media was speaking to it.
With that as a setup, we are going to jump into our Centennial TIme Machine and go back 100 years ago this week in the War that changed the world!
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World War One THEN
100 Years Ago
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From the front page of the Official Bulletin - published by George Creel’s Committee for Public Information...
Dateline:  Monday, June 3, 1918
Headline: three American ships sunk off New Jersey coast by enemy submarines
Crews are rescued
And the stories reads:
Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels authorizes the following statement:
The Navy department has been informed that three American schooners have been sunk off this coast by enemy submarines.
The secretary’s statement closed with:
“The Navy department is taking the necessary steps to safeguard the shipping along the coast.”
The next day in the Bulletin
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Dateline Tuesday, June 4, 1918
Headline: Navy announces - now five US ships sunk by submarines off Atlantic Coast
One life known lost
Steamship Carolina not heard from since reported under fire of U-boat Sunday afternoon.
Oil tanker among the vessels reported lost.
Later in the same issue of the Bulletin there is a first person account of the attack. It is an account of how these attacks went throughout the week -
Headline: Steamer Bristol chased by submarine after picking up Schooner Cole's crew; latter saw the second steamship sunk
And the story reads:
the captain of the Bristol reported:
"on June 2 at 4:30 PM, I cited a lifeboat with 11 men, the crew of the American schooner Edward H Cole, The Cole having been sunk by a submarine at 3:30 PM about 50 miles south east of Barnegat light."
"the crew of the Cole say the submarine was about 200 feet long and was armed with two 6 inch guns. About 3 PM the Cole sighted the submarine on the

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