Trying to choose a winner from last winner’s caption contest got us all tangled up! How could we choose between balloon references, Air Force One, and the horrors of flying coach? Eventually we had to hand over our judging duties over to Natalie Rocchio, archives specialist in the Center for Legislative Archives. Natalie knows how to [...]
How could we choose between captions about skunk cabbage, the effects of fiber, and manly weeping? We asked Mitchell Yokelson, Investigative Archivist at the National Archives and author of books on military history, to look into the matter. Congratulations to Kim B! After careful investigation, Mitch found your succinct summary of the situation to be the funniest. Check your e-mail [...]
Posted by Hilary on June 23, 2011, under Photo Caption Contest.
Tags: 1918, 40th Division, california, Camp Kearny, gas mask, investigative archivist, legs, Mitchell Yockelson, onions, San Diego, the Chemist's War
When it comes to casualty statistics, we often compare wars. In World War II, it’s estimated that 50 million were killed. During the Civil War, over a half million people lost their lives. In World War I, nearly 16 million were killed. There was one war that topped nearly all those charts. It happened in 1918, [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 12, 2010, under - World War I, News and Events.
Tags: 1918, american history, deadly viruses, epidemic, h1n1, harry truman letters, history of the flu, how many people died from the flu, influenza, NARA, National archives and records administration, pandemics, prologue blog, weird US history