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. You can read more about that--and see a fabulous shot of Croton WWI veterans too--by clicking on the link http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/first-world-war-centenary-why-its.html
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 theater as well as seldom seen photos and articles from all sides of the equation. Here's Part 2, CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, FEATURING CROTON RESIDENTS, as well as scans of related ephemera from my private collection.
SEE PART 1 OF EVERYTHING CROTON'S WORLD WAR ONE CENTENARY SERIES HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-1-everything-croton-commemorates.html
You may also enjoy reading about this rare find: a WWI Aerial Gunnery Instructions Book and what it took to bring a plane down back in the day http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-rare-wwi-find-instructional-notes-on.html
AND EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTHONY FOKKER, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN http://www.flickr.com/photos/redbarongallery/4880378090/
UPDATED; SEE PART 3 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-3-everything-croton-commemorates.html
Fantastic! Imagine fighting by blimp! Many thanks.ReplyDelete