Public invited to Great War lecture Sept. 20



Public invited to Great War lecture Sept. 20

PershingLecture-12-slidecompThe Department of Military History of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the CGSC Foundation at Fort Leavenworth invite the public to attend the 12th in a series of lectures intended to educate the public about World War I during its 100-year commemoration. – Dr. Scott Stephenson will present “Total War Comes to the Fatherland: The German Home Front, 1914-1918,” at the Stove Factory Ballroom in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas (417 S. 2nd Street), Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. Attendees are also invited to the reception that begins at 5:30 p.m.

In this 12th lecture in the series Dr. Stephenson’s presentation will trace the evolution of the German Empire from material wealth, unity, and national resolve to starvation, despair, and revolution. He will also consider the bitter legacy of the home front experience for the Weimar Republic and, ultimately, Hitler’s Third Reich.

The CGSC Department of Military History hosts the General of the Armies John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series with support from the CGSC Foundation. The lecture series intended to foster understanding of this world-changing conflict during its 100-year commemoration. More than any other single event, World War I was the decisive, shaping experience of the Twentieth Century. It was a brutal war that brought down four empires, led to revolution in Russia, and eventually brought the United States onto the world stage as a major power. We live with its results to this day. The CGSC Foundation has received support for all Pershing lectures in academic year 2018 from First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as the national headquarters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Kansas City, Missouri.

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. For more information on this or other lectures in the series contact Dr. Shawn Faulkner, CGSC Department of Military History: email– richard.s.faulkner.civ@mail.mil or phone– 913-684-2056.

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