World War 1: The Great War

World War 1: The Great War

The Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives has substantial materials on WWI - including information and photographs of Camp Pike, Camp Grant, Camp Dix, Camp Dodge, and others. Unique coverage of the WW1 Draft, including Draft Registrations, Unit Histories, French Money, and Correspondence from King George V.

The Great War Begins

Great Britain and France had been fighting since the beginning of the war in 1914, while Italy had joined in May 1915 and the United States in April 1917.

World War 1 - Articles on The Great War

World War 1 Articles

As the 1914–1918 conflict came to be known, the Great War became a world war indeed as it drew in Japan, British colonies in the Pacific, and European colonial holdings throughout Africa, Asia, and North America.

World War 1 Book Collection

World War 1 Book Collection

Explore the captivating history of World War 1. The so-called Great War was one of the most devastating conflicts in our history. Our collection features rare and insightful books, primarily from an American perspective.

World War 1 Brochure Collection

World War 1 Brochure Collection

Our Brochures cover a wide range of subjects about World War 1. The Topics include important addresses by VIPs, recruitment, and valuable information for discharged soldiers.

Documents of World War 1

World War 1 Documents

The GG Archives has many documents on World War 1, including many of the papers genealogists and family historians will come upon during their research. Our extensive document collection is useful for students studying the great war and teachers seeking primary source documents to enhance their lessons.

World War 1 Draft - The Conscription of Men in America

World War 1 Draft / Conscription

World War I Draft and Selective Service Document Collection of the GG Archives includes documents and photographs including Notice of Certification to District Board, Notice of Enrollment Under Military Law, Draft Registration Cards, Registration Certificates, Questions & Answers, and more.

Famous Generals of World War One

Famous Generals of World War 1

Biographies of famous generals on the Great War including Joffre, French, Foch, Haig, Pershing, Pétain and Curieres de Castelnau. These allied commanders were instrumental in achieving a victorious outcome culminating with the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

The Hello Girls Telephone Operators of the Signal Corps in World War I

The Hello Girls Telephone Operators of World War I

Of approximately 1,750 applicants, the Army trained 450 women, and 233 ultimately sent overseas to serve as telephone operators. Colloquially dubbed "Hello Girls," these women were primarily stationed in England and France.

Image Library of the Great War.

Photographs and Other Images of the Great War

The GG Archives has curated many photographs relating to World War 1 with most of the material created during the war (1914-1918). A portion of these images deals with post-war topics such as transports home and the soldier's bonus.

King George V in the Great War Including Correspondence and Photographs

King George V in the Great War Including Correspondence and Photographs

Since his ancestor and third namesake, no English ruler, in everything that concerned character, personal preferences and tastes, had ever been such a stranger to the great majority of his people as King George V.

Front Cover, World War 1 Brochure "Where Do We Go From Here? This is the Real Dope," by Major William Brown Meloney, Ret. Field Artillery, United States Army, 1919.

Life After Discharge - The Real Dope

William Brown Meloney, who wrote this handbook for soldiers: Where Do We Go From Here? The War Department published five million copies for Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines By War Camp Community Service.

The Ill-Fated Lusitania

The Lusitania Story

The horror of the deadly assault on the Lusitania does not lessen as the disaster's first shock recedes into the past. The world is stunned. It had not taken the German threat at full value.

Front Cover, Our Navy's Part in the Great War by John Wilber Jenkins, 1919.

Our Navy in the Great War

Based on the Booklet "Our Navy's Part in the Great War" by John Wilber Jenkins, this section organizes the content and supplements the text with additional photographs to help tell the US Navy's story in World War 1.

Collage of Soldiers' Bonus Materials Including Poster of Discharge Bonus, Application for Adjusted Compensation for Service in the Army, and an Image of the Soldiers' Bonus Check From the State of Minnesota

Soldier's Bonus / The Bonus Army of World War 1

The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924, popularly known as the "Bonus Act," promised veterans compensation for wages lost during World War I service.

Soldiers on Deck of the USS Madawaska Awaiting Their Turn to Go Ashore.

Transport Ships and Voyages of World War 1

The arrival of the first convoy carrying the soldiers and Marines of the American Expeditionary Force at Saint-Nazaire, France, on 26 June 1917 surprised the world and provided much-needed encouragement to the allies.

President Wilson Asking Congress to Declare War on German, 2 April 1917.
Railroad Car in Which Was Signed the Armistice, Nov. 11, 1918.

The Armistice and Aftermath

The United States sent more than a million troops to Europe, where they encountered a war unlike any other—one waged at sea, in trenches, and the air.

 

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