Mike Shuster

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

A Poem for the Fallen; in Washington Seeking Neutrality Special to The Great War Project (20-21 September) President Woodrow Wilson and his closest advisers continue to struggle with what it means for a nation – the United States – to remain neutral in this war, especially in light of the reports of German atrocities in…

EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD

“To Prevent Cowardice in Face of the Enemy.” At the Aisne, Stalemate Special to The Great War Project (16-17 September) By these days a century ago, thousands of British troops manage to establish positions on the northern ridge of the Aisne River, but the Germans still occupy the higher ground there. And as the British…

PATTERN OF THE WAR EMERGING

Stalemate in the West; Crisis in the East. A Medal for a Jewish Soldier Special to The Great War Project (15 September) A serious battle is unfolding at the French river Aisne. The Germans, having withdrawn in good order from their defeat at the Marne, are now digging in on the north side of the…

AT MARNE, DISORDER IN GERMAN RANKS

Anglo-French on Offensive; Germans Driven Back Across Strategic River Special to The Great War Project (8-9 September) By this date a century ago, the confidence of the French and British forces at the battle for the Marne is growing. They are on the offensive. One British senior officer writes home: “The tide of invasion seems…

AT THE MARNE, THE TIDE TURNS

German Lines Crumbling; Time to Chase the Germans Special to The Great War Project (6-7 September) The tide of battle at the Marne is shifting. On these days a century ago, the forces of France and Britain stop their retreat, steel their positions, and turn their retreat into attack. “It was an inspiring thought,” writes…