Category Archives: World War I National Archive Project

Thompsonville Press February 21 1918

Thompsonville Press February 21, 1918

  • Enfield Home Guard Report
  • Local War Bureau Enrolling Workers
  • Warns Nation to Guard Girls
  • Special Town Meeting
  • Letters from Our Soldier Boys
  • More Young Men Go into Camp


  • Local Merchants Organize
  • Hopes to Double Output of Home Gardens

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Letters from Milton Bradley

  • From the Office of the Commandant  (July 12, 1917)
  • From the Submarine Defense Association (October 28, 1918)
  • Monday
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  • October 14
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  • Sunday 1919
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Why We Are at War with Germany

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It is the purpose of the pamphlet to place in the hands of the pupils of the seventh and eighth grades and also the Freshman dasses of high schools throughout the state, a concise and authoritative statement of the reason for the entrance of the United States into the present European war.

A Message From Governor Holcomb

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On April 26, 1917, under power vested in me by Chapter 44 of the Public Acts of 1917, I appointed the  Connecticut State Council of Defense by proclamation, "with me and under my direction to conduct the prosecution of the war so far as concerns this state and with power to co-operate with other states and with the Federal Government."

Selections for Reading I

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The great war began in the Balkans. The eye of the world has long turned toward this region as one where trouble might occur with little warning.
In the Balkan peninsula there are four states of considerable importance-Greece, Bulgaria, Roumania and Serbia. In addition there are the two little kingdoms of Albania and Montenegro.

Selections for Reading 2

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The Teutons are of Aryan descent and cam from Asia before the dawn of history. First mention is made of them about 330 B C when they were described as living between the Rhine and the Baltic Sea. They were said to be of tall stature fair complexion and to have yellow or red hair. They were of great strength and fond of fighting. Their homes were among the trees in rude huts. The women were required to do most of the work.