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When trainees left camp for the nearby cities, those communities had active branches of the Red Cross and the War Camp Community Service waiting to serve them. These organizations collected food and clothing for the trainees and also hosted dances and other social events for them in town. Since most of the Red Cross and WCCS volunteers were young women, the lonely soldiers also got a chance for socially sanctioned female companionship. (For more on the work of the Red Cross and the WCCS in North Carolina, see . Consult the section of the introduction on Charitable Organizations.)

 Joan of Arc saved France, World War I poster, ca. 1918 / Maine Historical Society

Such a willingness to expose his vulnerability, and to express his fear that Lotte would think he was ‘soft,’ marked a decisive moment for Kurt K., who wrestled with the pressures of a masculine ideal to which men were expected to conform in 1914. The dominant masculine ideal stressed emotional self-control, abstinence, and toughness. The image of the steel-nerved front soldier became . It was a cornerstone of postwar myths of the rugged ‘New Man’ who emerged out of the horrors of war. Further, effeminate behavior and homosexual men were denounced as threats to this militarized ideal of masculinity. During the war, however, front soldiers would modify masculine ideals to reflect their experiences with modern warfare. The officially-sanctioned ideal of an emotionally controlled, sexually abstinent warrior seemed increasingly condescending and inhumane to men who had to deal with the hardship of the front, where men sought sexual outlets and expressed emotions such as fear, anxiety, and love more openly as the .


Russia in World War I - Russian Revolution

The greatest mother in the world, World War 1 poster, ca. 1917 / Maine Historical Society

Worldwide, war memorials and memorial days ensure preservation of such selective remembrance. My home state of Massachusetts also does this to this day by flying the black-and-white “POW-MIA” flag of the Vietnam War at various public places, including Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox -- still grieving over those fighting men who were captured or went missing in action and never returned home.


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Other sources place the estimated number of civilian Korean War dead three million, or possibly even more. Dean Rusk, a supporter of the war who later served as secretary of state, that the United States bombed “everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another.” In the midst of this “limited war,” U.S. officials also took care to make it clear on several occasions that they had not ruled out . This even involved simulated nuclear strikes on North Korea by B-29s operating out of Okinawa in a 1951 operation codenamed Hudson Harbor.

Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World …

The World War I Military Portraits digital collection brings online access to one of the library's most highly used research collections. The current digital collection represents the majority of the service records but is continuously growing, so stop back and see what new records become available.

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Much of the collection is comprised of service records transcribed by the American War Mothers. Also, included in the collection are portraits of service men and women in military uniform and less formal snapshots of individuals at their homes or serving in the theater of war as well as records from the eleven volume set titled A Record of the Heroes of Milwaukee County Who Answered Their Country's Call in the World War prepared by the Milwaukee County Chapter of the American War Mothers.

Connecticut in World War 1 – Sharing …

Angie Kanavou -Currently, my Cambodian collaborator and friend Kosal Path and I work on post war/genocide social adaptation. Two projects are growing out of this theme. The first deals with perpetrators and survivors and compares the two groups along the continuum of social adaptation. It asks questions such as: How does each group view the past, relates to "the other," the broader society and the state? The second group deals with the children of each group. As with the first, the second project compares groups of young adults along the adaptation continuum but we try to get deeper into community participation and extent of empathic responses. Do parents experiences as perpetrators, survivors (and bystanders) affect how their off-spring relate to the world? Our observations rely on survey analysis and content analysis of memory transmission from one generation to the other in order to disentangle the politics of each group's memory patterns.