The legendary World War I story of American soldiers who rush to war and are swept up by crushing forces beyond their control. An enduring tale of war, heroes, and the scars left behind.
St. Louis in the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918
This program explores the groundbreaking way that St. Louis fought the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918, saving thousands of lives. St. Louis is a textbook case of how shutting down public activity for brief periods and wearing masks reduced the number of dead here compared to many East Coast c...
World War One
WW1: Battle of the Somme
This is the story of the first day of the Somme Offensive, 1 July 1916 - the single bloodiest day in British military history. 57,000 British soldiers became casualties, most within a few hours of the initial attack. The offensive was part of a doomed attempt to break the deadlock of trench warfa...
1915 Snowball Cookies from Edison Homestead
The snowball cookies are made at Edison Homestead in Greenfield Village. The recipe is taken from the 1915 Lake of the Woods Milling Company Limited, The Five Roses Cook Book.
Though called snowballs, the recipe called for these cookies to be cut into squares. Rest assured, they are just as de...
How to Make 1915 Deviled German Potatoes
Step inside the historic Edison Homestead and see a step-by-step historic cooking demo for a 1915 deviled German potato recipe. Patience demonstrates what it was like cooking on an early 20th century coal-burning stove and using seasonal autumn ingredients, such as the potato.
The main ingredien...