This exhibit highlights the joint archival/artifact holdings of the Army Heritage and Education Center as found in the World War I Veterans Survey Collection. The soldiers stories, told through their documents, artifacts and memories, are set against a backdrop of the campaigns in which they fought. Europe had been set ablaze in 1914. Americans officially joined the Great War in 1917, fighting alongside the forces of France, Great Britain, Italy and the other Allied nations until the armistices of October and November 1918.
Whatever their branch of service, their experiences on foreign shores formed a significant part of the American national character, and served as role models for the men and women who would follow them in their nation's uniform in the pursuit of freedom and democracy in the decades to come.
Click on the picture below to view an introductory video of our "World
War One" Exhibit
Click on the picture below to view "There Can Be Only One". A short film
on the life and service of Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving American veteran of
World War One. Length 14:06
Weapons, soldier equipment and uniform items are prominently featured throughout the exhibit. Many of these items are very rare, including material from the U.S. Army's expedition into Siberia in 1918.
Works of soldier war art, recruiting posters and other rare and valuable
graphic items are on display in the exhibit gallery.