Thursday WWII Hot Finds Newsletter February 25, 2016

February 26, 2016

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I've been writing this newsletter for several years now but I don't know if I've ever featured pantyhose. You know you are a serious collector if you are willing to pay more than $100 for some WAC stockings.

One of the WWI inventions that is on the project list is the submarine. If you are going to tell the story of the German sinking of the Lusitania then it fits. The sub binoculars listed below are from WWII but are a reminder for me of that lesson coming up.

To get my class warmed up for their presentations tomorrow I showed them a video on the Battle of Jutland. I usually see more RAF stuff in this block as opposed to the Royal Navy. Although I grew up as an Air Force brat I was always interested in big naval ships.

The Zimmerman telegram was probably the thing that ultimately pushed the United States to enter the war. We have been talking in class about the entangling alliances and protection agreements we have in the United States today that could possibly draw us into a war that we didn't start. Even my students wrote out some hypotheticals that sounded like reasonable theories of how this could happen.

 

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