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Library Program To Focus On Centennial Of WWI -Brevard NC


March 30, 2017

A World War I uniform is on display at the Transylvania Heritage Museum. (Courtesy photo)

Emmett Casciato, curator and founder of the Western North Carolina Military History Museum, will discuss the impact of the United States' decision to enter WWI at the Transylvania County Library on Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. He will take the audience back to April 6, 1917, when Woodrow Wilson declared war on Imperial Germany.

The presentation will feature new weapons used during WWI and those specifically used by the United States and England. The story of General "Blackjack" Pershing, how he earned his nickname, and the role of the AEF (American Expeditionary Force) 77th Division and...

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