Yesterday a friend sent me something from the Wall Street Journal. It is one of those list type things in which the Journal chronicles 100 legacies of World War One. A few of the items cannot be truly credited/blamed on the First World War. Doctors were fitting wounded soldiers of the American Civil War for prosthetic devices decades prior to 1914. It is true, however, that the science of prosthesis took a great leap forward in the 1910s and 1920s. Give the whole thing a look. Among other things the list encourages us to think beyond the minutiae of the battles–important though they are– and ask ourselves why the events of 1914-1919 are important to us today in the 21st century. I cannot think of a better lesson as the Centennial gets underway.
(image/National Archives, United Kingdom)
This photo list is fascinating. Also, I am so interested in your book about the first Theodore Roosevelt. He was a man that definitely needs to be known among the most influential in 20th Century history! Let me know if you need someone to review part/all of the manuscript. I recently published a book about TR’s younger years after doing research for the past decade. You can reach me at my WordPress blog: http://www.amazingbirdcollection.wordpress.com