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Oregon at War! American soldiers marching through gas shelled French town.
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Poster advertising the 1930 Academy Award winning film. (Image courtesy

Poster advertising the 1930 Academy Award winning film. (Image courtesy

Oregon State Archives Web exhibits
These exhibits offer more information about society and culture in Oregon before, during, and after World War I:
Life on the Home Front: Oregon Responds to World War II
Oregon history exhibit, 1837-1859
View Trademark exhibit
Indian agent regulations exhibit page
View Negro exclusion act exhibit page
View Whitman Massacre trial exhibit
View Prohibition in Oregon exhibit
View Pearl Harbor and Oregonians exhibit
View Columbia River Gorge exhibit
View Civilian Conservation Corps exhibit
View WPA tour of the Oregon Coast
View WPA tour across Oregon

Oregon Historical Records Index
This searchable index includes World War I personal service histories gathered by the Oregon State Defense Council:
Oregon Historical Records Index

Selected Web sites
These sites include extensive descriptions, documents, and media related to World War I:
Link World War I Document Archive
Link World War I: Trenches on the Web
Link The Great War (PBS)
Link Freepages World War I links

Selected television documentary
"World War I: The Complete Story" (CBS, 1963) Still the best television documentary on the war. Over ten hours long with extensive archival footage.
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Selected films
"All Quiet on the Western Front" (Lewis Milestone, director, 1930) Several German schoolboys are followed through the horrors of the trenches.This anti-war film is based on the best-selling 1929 novel by Erich Maria Remarque.
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"Paths of Glory" (Stanley Kubrick, director, 1957) Fictional doomed French assault leads to scapegoating and court martials as this film looks at patriotism and ambition during war.
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"Gallipoli" (Peter Weir, director, 1981) Two Australian message runners face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
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Selected books
Gilbert, Martin, "First World War: A Complete History" (1996).
Howard, Michael, "First World War" (2003).
Keegan, John, "The First World War" (2000).
Kennedy, David, "Over Here: The First World War and American Society" (1990).
Strachan, H (ed.), "The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War" (1998).
Tuchman, Barbara, "The Guns of August" (1994).