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For those who can still remember their world history classes, that phrase rings a bell but maybe not the reason. It marked the official ending of the First World War or WWI, also known as the Great War or the War to end all Wars. Only, if it had?? {{more: continue …}}
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For some of us older ones, it was our grandparents? war.? But for the current generation it is something that happened a long, long time ago – actually, 100 years ago. We celebrate the ending of that war every year on Veteran Days on November 11.
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WWI lasted four years and was fought mainly on European soil. It was a bloody miserable war among the then world powers. It destroyed the lives of a generation of young men and set the stage for a much larger war.?
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the yanks are coming …?
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While America came on the scene late in the final months of the war, our appearance was the acknowledge turning point. It was not so much for our fighting skills but the immense resources that we had to contribute to our allies. Germany, the main antagonist of the war, threw in the towel. But the war forever changed Europe, the world and America’s place in it.

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Come join Brian Johnson in his continued History Lecture Series tonight at the Kennedale Library/Community Center. The topic is “WWI: The war that never ended.”
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It begins at 6:30 p.m. The Kennedale Library is located at 315 W Third Street in Kennedale.
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The event is free and open to the public.??

Brian

Johnson, a long time Kennedale resident, is an Assistant Professor of

Government and History for Tarrant County College ? South Campus. He has taught for TCC since 1991.

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