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North Dakota remembers WWI

  • Slightly over one year after the First and Second Regiments of the North Dakota National Guard departed from the State, the war was over. An announcement…
  • By the end of October in 1918, the people of North Dakota held an apocalyptic view of unfolding events. The whirlwind pace of an incredibly violent year…
  • “No Man’s Land,” the area between the trenches, was a concentrated killing field that had to be crossed if any advance was going to take place. Sentries…
  • The Germans were steadily being forced back towards their homeland, giving up much of the territory they had gained since 1914. As the Allies advanced,…
  • As the Meuse-Argonne offensive began, the letters from the North Dakota soldiers in France were now only lightly censored. Life on the battlefield was…
  • On this date in 1917, Europe was at war. America had not yet joined the fight, but there was another war to be waged: the war against hunger. Europe was…
  • On September 29, 1917, throngs of people had stood amid garlands of red, white and blue bunting, waving flags and banners as they crowded on the railroad…
  • Three days after the drive for the Fourth Liberty Loan began on September 28, 1918, the citizens of North Dakota had subscribed to $12 million of the…
  • From the American perspective in September of 1918, the allies in France needed to take the offensive instead of continuing the battle of attrition…
  • On this date in 1918, many North Dakota soldiers were serving their country in the War, and when they wrote home, it was common for the recipient to give…