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U.S. History Topics » Wars » World War I

Newspaper Pictorials: World War I Rotogravures

presents images published from 1914-19 by two New York newspapers. The images, produced by a new "rotogravure" printing process, show events of the war alongside news and advertisements of the day. Essays discuss the origin of the war, costs of the war, President Wilson's 14 points, the armistice, military technology, the sinking of the Lusitania, "pictures as propaganda," and the rotogravure process. A World War I timeline is included. (Library of Congress)

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Interesting Fact:

On May 7, 1915, the German submarine (U-boat) U-20 torpedoed and sank the Lusitania, a swift-moving British cruise liner traveling from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the 1,959 men, women, and children on board, 1,195 perished, including 123 Americans.
'Polish Infantry of the German Army in East Prussia Advance Over Flat Ground in Extended Order Firing From Individual Rifle Pits.'  New York Times, November 22, 1914, [2].

Polish Infantry

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