“World War I was the first truly global war,” General Counsel Tom Marshall said at the July 27 dedication. “It was unprecedented in its size and scope, in the use of technology, and in social, political and economic impacts that we see to this day.”
Other speakers at the event, which was held at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, recalled the effect of the war on the American homefront, where songs like “Over There” helped galvanize the nation’s spirits.
World War I: Turning the Tide features a close-up of a member of the American Expeditionary Force holding a U.S. flag. The background shows an airplane in flight and smoke rising from a battlefield.
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