Monthly Archives: July 2017

GAS! GAS! QUICK BOYS!

Germans Fire A Million Gas Shells. Mustard the Poison Gas of Choice. As Near to Hell on This Earth. Special to The Great War Project. (23 July) From mid-July a century ago, the German use of powerful mustard gas is becoming a major component of the German war machine.. “German mustard gas attacks,” writes historian…

WOMEN AT WAR

A British Battalion of Women, in Uniform but Not in Combat. Frees More Men for the Front Lines. Special to The Great War Project. (9 July) Britain brings more women into the war at this moment in World War One when the government agrees to the formation of a Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps. “This was…

REBEL NOW, BOYS!

The Espionage Act Produces a Nation of Snoopers, Trampling on the Bill of Rights Special to The Great War Project. (2 July) Opposition to the draft in the United States is widespread and sometimes turns violent. “On the plains of Oklahoma,” writes historian Michael Kazin, “a band of tenant farmers sets out to fight the…