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During World War I, North Carolinians were affected in many ways. Men, women, and children stepped up to help out the cause in a variety of ways. Many joined the war effort as soldiers, bases were created in Fayetteville, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Hillsborough, people bought war bonds, children were encouraged to help garden, women joined organizations like the Red Cross, and North Carolina’s wartime industry brought jobs and money to the state.
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Kiffin Yates Rockwell (1892-1916) was a North Carolinian who volunteered to help fight for the Allies during World War I before the United States entered the war. Rockwell flew for France in an air squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille as part of the French Foreign Legion. Rockwell’s personal history before the war and his death during the war are detailed.
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The impact the Women’s Land Army of America had on the war effort during World War I is detailed. The idea for the group originally started in Great Britain before being adopted in America. The group encouraged women known as “farmerettes” to volunteer by helping plant, grow, or harvest crops during the war. This group helped the Suffrage Movement and the history of the group before, during, and after the war is detailed.
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28959
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During World War I, more than 2,300 German citizens were housed in camp in Hot Springs, NC by the US Government. The government feared the Germans might be spies and interned them in the mountains. The Germans were not soldiers and lived in harmony with the local people. The history of the situation is briefly described.
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28958
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Women who served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War I at Base Hospital 65 in Brest, France share their stories. 90 of the 100 nurses stationed at the hospital were from North Carolina. Over the course of 14 months, the nurses treated nearly 40,000 soldiers. The history of the nurses of Base Hospital 65 is detailed.
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28988
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More than 20,000 black North Carolinians were called to fight for “democracy” in World War I while being denied equal rights back home. The soldiers faced discrimination at home and in the military. Stories of their service and how they were treated within the Army, by the British soldiers, and by the French soldiers are told.
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28989
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North Carolina State University’s Memorial Belltower was built to honor alumni who were killed in battle in World War I. The tower was designed by William Henry Deacy and construction began November 10, 1921. Currently, the belltower is often used as a gathering place for celebrations. The history of the memorial since WWI is detailed.
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