In August 2014 the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, also known as THE GREAT WAR....and like so many big cities and small towns in America, Croton-on-Hudson was there.
EverythingCroton is pleased to join the commemoration with a series of postings from now until August 2014 featuring village residents who answered the call, ephemera from private collections, interesting links, and more from the archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Along the way, we'll also have coverage of the European theatre as well as seldom seen photos and articles from all sides of the equation. Here's Part 1:
Posted below is a list of village residents who served in WWI. Click on the scans. Followed by a great French dirigible scan and Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties clipping from my own collection--discovered at the Peekskill "Attic Treasures" flea market, soon to start up again in April--and followed by a Croton World War One welcome home photo, courtesy of the historical society. (And you can read more about that plus links to some great articles by Croton's own Robert Scott here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-croton-memories-2012-croton.html)
Also for your enjoyment, the definitive site for all things FLYING CIRCUS and the German World War I flying ace, Rittmeister Baron Manfred von Richthofen, also known as the Red Baron. This is an excellent flickr site with some seldom seen photos, videos, insights and more, largely from the German perspective, a really top notch gallery--and yes, yours truly has been pleased to contribute her finds as well: http://www.flickr.com/photos/27146676@N06/with/12945641914/ - you won't be disappointed.
And in case you still need to know why it is important to remember, visit http://www.1914.org/why_remember/
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UPDATED: SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-2-everything-croton-commemorates.html
Look how great the building looks from that side. I wish they would fix the steps.ReplyDelete
What year was it built?Delete
I'll ask the historian.Delete