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A Joint Venture of the State Historian and Connecticut Explored - with support from the Sue B. Hart Foundation.

Feb 2, 2017
24. THE GERMAN INVASION OF CONNECTICUT IN WORLD WAR I

     This spring, Americans will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States entry into World War I. This year and next, events around the state will explore and remember Connecticut's special role as the "Arsenal of the Nation" in the conflict once called "the war to end all wars." 

     To help whet your appetite for some of the surprising stories ahead, state historian Walt Woodward retells the little known tale of the World War I "German invasion of Connecticut" as recorded by war correspondent Cleveland Moffatt in 1915. It's home front story to end all home front stories, that was serialized in the pages of the national magazine McClure's  in 1915, and released in book form as The Conquest of America in 1916. 

See illustrations from the book, and a link to download the entire book in .pdf form, at the Connecticut State Historian's Facebook page or Connecticut Explored.org.

 

KEEP TRACK OF ALL EVENTS NEAR YOU COMMEMORATING CONNECTICUT AND THE GREAT WAR AT THE CONNECTICUT IN WORLD WAR I WEBSITE.

1 Comments
  • over ten months ago
    Michael C.Swift
    My Great-grandfather served Company K from Hartford. I've got his Metals and Pictures. I'm on FB and pics are posted .