Dienstag, 18. Juli 2017

World War I: Quentin Roosevelt’s Story

Teddy Roosevelt believed in the efficacy of war. For Roosevelt, the call to arms expressed national greatness and bold masculinity. Unsurprisingly, the former president loudly championed America’s entrance into World War I, often assailing President Wilson in the years and months running up to April 1917 for his reluctance to commit America to the conflict. Roosevelt’s four sons—Archibald, Theodore Jr., Kermit and Quentin—all served. It did not end without loss. Quentin, a pilot in World War I, was shot down and perished in mid-July 1918. ... [mehr] http://blogs.loc.gov/loc/2017/07/world-war-i-quentin-roosevelts-story/

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