Historian Jim Gibbons will present on the first of two of the most catastrophic wars in our nation’s history, World War I, which started on July 28, 1914. Gibbons will highlight significant events that thrust the United States into this unwanted war.
See how new weapons for war were first introduced: the airplane, the submarine, the aircraft carrier, and the tank were invented to achieve absolute victory.
These events include the Assassination of Arch Duke Ferdinand which started the war, the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, and, due to arrogant missteps, the eventual rise of Adolph Hitler to supreme power leading into World War II.
Program brought to you by the Friends of the Muskego Public Library.