Len's Summary: Article sreprinted from MHQ: The Journal of Military History, arguably America’s bestmilitary history magazine, which was founded and edited for many years by Mr.Cowley. Authors include Jan Morris on Admiral Sir John Fisher, Michael Howardwriting on the summer of 1914, Tim Travers on the Battle of the Somme, ThomasFleming on Quentin Roosevelt, Robert Cowley on German artist Kathe Kollwitz’efforts to create a memorial to her fallen son, and John Keegan on the mud andblood of Third Ypres. Recommended by Bob Denison.
The Centennial commemorations are over, but WW1 remains a relevant area of study because of its enormous impact on the 20th and 21st centuries: Many present-day geographic tensions come from the post-war peace and drawing of boundaries. More families than ever are seeking to understand the war’s impact on their ancestors. The war had a profound impact on all facets of society, including post-war re-building. At the time of this writing, the influenza epidemic of 1918-19 is again newsworthy.
In 2020 we are working to increase engagement and communication with the membership. This will include: regular publication of our Journal, World War One Illustrated, and our newsletter, Here and There; a more regular social media presence; and a refreshed website.