Article Archives: World War I: 100 Years Ago

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 17-23

From The Indianapolis News, Monday, February 19: At a special meeting of the directors the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, Josiah K. Lilly offered $25,000 (2016: $476,495), on behalf of Eli Lilly & Co, for a base hospital of 500 beds in the event the United States is … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 10-16

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, February 16: A record in army recruiting has been reported for the period February 1 to 10. Captain Edward R. Coppock, who is in charge of the Indianapolis U. S. Army recruiting station, announced that 125 new recruits had been accepted since the United States … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Feb. 3-9

From The Indianapolis Star, Sunday, February 4: Anxiety was the predominant note in conversations yesterday in Indianapolis public places following the news of the United States break in diplomatic relations with Germany following Germany’s notice to resume undersea warfare on all shipping within the war zone. While all seemed to … Read More

World War I 100 Years Ago: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

From The Indianapolis Star, Monday, January 29: Indianapolis Jews, along with Jews throughout Indiana, are participating in a “Week of Mercy” that has been declared among the American Jewish community in observance of the first anniversary of President Wilson’s proclamation setting aside a day which Americans should turn their thoughts … Read More

World War I: 100 Years Ago – Jan. 20-26

From The Indianapolis News, Friday, January 26: A mass meeting of 2,600 Indianapolis citizens was held last evening at the Murat Theater to protest the deportation of thousands of Belgian men by the German government into Germany to perform involuntary labor. A little group of Belgians was the center of … Read More