The Eli Lilly Foundation has pledged $5 million towards the National WW1 Memorial project in recognition of the service of Capt. J. K. Lilly, Jr., who was a medical supply officer on the Western Front. A grandson of the founder, he later headed up the pharmaceutical giant.
When this site went dark this film had just been released. Since then it was nominated for ten Academy Awards and received three of them, for Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects. There have been several reviews published, mostly favorable, although historical nit-pickers like myself have questioned the scene with the Sikh soldiers, as all Indian troops had been withdrawn from the Western Front in 1916. Following are links to two reviews by British historians. Click here and here.
After some difficulties we seem to be back in business, and we’ll get started with some World War I programming on C-SPAN3 this weekend. As usual, all times are Central.
–Lectures in History: Neutrality & World War I America. Airs at 8:46 p.m. on Friday, February 21st; repeats at 12:56 a.m. and 5:05 a.m on Saturday, February 22nd.