Websites | History Books | Select Novels | Poetry | Video/Moving Images | Explore the Area

 

Of course, the information about World War I is vast. We offer here a few suggestions of good starting places for those who would like to learn more about the war.

To Read And Watch

Websites

 

The African American Odyssey: World War I and Postwar Society

Library of Congress

https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african-american-odyssey/world-war-i-and-postwar-society.html

 

The Book of War Poems

http://www.thebookofwarpoems.com/#s-read

 

Dada

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2006/dada/cities/

 

Dada, Surrealism, and Their Legacies in the Israel Museum: the Vera and Arturo Schwartz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

http://www.imj.org.il/Imagine/dada_surrealism/

 

Experience from the Great War

Special Collections, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University

http://digitallibrary.truman.edu/cgi-bin/library.cgi?&a=p&p=about&c=worldwar

 

First World War: a multimedia history of World War I

http://www.firstworldwar.com/

 

First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Oxford University

www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/

 

International Dada Archive, University of Iowa libraries, Iowa City

https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/

 

Missouri Over There (Missouri and the Great War)

http://missourioverthere.org/

 

MoMA Learning: Dada

The Museum of Modern Art, NewYork

http://www.moma.org/learn/moma_learning/themes/dada

 

National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City, MO

https://www.theworldwar.org/

 

No Man's Land: Kirksville, Missouri, and the Great War:

http://truman.centuryamerica.org/

 

History Books

 

Ball, Hugo. Flight Out of Time: A Dada Diary. (1910-21) Ed. John Elderfield. New York: Viking Press, 1974.

 

Dickerman, Leah et. al. Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris. Washington D.C.: National Gallery of Art with DAP.

 

Hopkins, David. Dada and Surrealism: A very short introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

 

Huelsenbeck, Richard. Dada Almanach. (1920) New York: Something Else Press, 1966.

 

Kuenzli, Rudolf, ed. Dada. New York: Phaidon, 2015.

 

Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania. 2015.

 

Strachan, Hew. The First World War. New York: Penguin.

 

White, Michael. Generation Dada: the Berlin Avant Garde and the First World War. YUP, 2013

 

Women in Dada: essays on sex, gender, and identity. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1998.

 

Select Novels

 

Barker, Pat. The Regeneration Trilogy (3 books): Regeneration (1991); The Eye in the Door (1993); The Ghost Road (1995). The film Behind the Lines, listed below, is based on this trilogy.

 

Hemingway, Ernest. A Farewell To Arms. 1929.

 

Remarque, Erich Maria. All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Western nichts Neues), 1929.

 

Poetry

 

Brittain, Vera Mary

Epitaph on My Days in Hospital (1918)

 

The Book of War Poems

http://www.thebookofwarpoems.com/#s-read

 

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive (The Great War Archive)

Oxford University

www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ww1lit/gwa/

 

McCrae, John. In Flanders Fields and other poems. 1919.

 

Owen, Wilfred. Collected Poems. 1965

Anthem for Doomed Youth (1917)

Disabled (published 1917)

Dulce et Decorum Est (published 1920)

 

The Poetry Foundation: The Poetry of World War I

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/articles/detail/70139

Sassoon, Siegfried.

The Poet as Hero (1916)

Counter Attack (1917)

 

Wilcox, Ella Wheeler.

War Mothers (1918)

 

Video/Moving Images

 

Documentaries

 

The First World War (2004)

 

People's Century: The Killing Fields (2006)

 

Zygosis: John Heartfield and the Political Image

 

Dada artists were also often filmmakers; Some lower-quality versions are available on YouTube (please be aware that the sound associated with the films may not be original to the film).

 

Feature Films and Television (non-documentaries)

 

Oh What a Lovely War (1969, directed by Richard Attenborough)

 

Joyeux Noel (2005, directed by Christian Carion)

 

Behind the Lines (1997, directed by Gillies MacKinnon)

 

Grand Illusion (La Grande Illusion, 1938, directed by Jean Renior)

 

War Horse. (2011, directed by Stephen Spielberg)

 

Downton Abbey (8 seasons, 2010-2015: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/downtonabbey/)

 

Explore In The Area

There are lots of great places within a three-hour radius of Kirksville to explore and learn more about about The Great War.

 

In Kirksville

 

Attend one of the special events related to the exhibitions.

 

Visit one of the cemeteries in Adair County that hold graves of county residents who gave their lives in the war. Included among those is Forest-Liewellyn Cemetery where you can visit the grave of Hubert B. Starks, Kirksville soldier whose letters are feature both in the Arts Against the Great War exhibition and in one of the related concerts.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54422299

 

Schedule an appointment with Special collections to see some more World War I letters in person. Contact Special Collections: speccoll@truman.edu; (660) 785-4537, or http://library.truman.edu/archives/sccontact.asp

 

Visit the Reiger Armory,  named for Kirksville lawyer and soldier Col. James E. Reiger. Reiger won the American Distinguished Service Cross and the French Croix de Guerre for his service during the war in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

https://livingnewdeal.org/projects/kirksville-armory-kirksville-mo/ (the Armory was designed by prominent Kirksville architect Irwin Dunbar and built by the Works Progress Administration, part of the New Deal).

 

Further Afield

 

Visit the Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede, MO

https://mostateparks.com/park/gen-john-j-pershing-boyhood-home-state-historic-site

 

Visit the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO

https://www.theworldwar.org/

 

Schedule an appointment to visit the International Dada Archive at the University of Iowa libraries in Iowa City

https://www.lib.uiowa.edu/dada/

 

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