This weekend on C-SPAN3 there will be two programs for World War I. Both are talks given at the recent 1917 conference at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. As usual, times here are Central, and we’re not responsible for schedule changes.
–World War I and Britain’s 1917 Middle East Campaigns. Creighton University professor John Calvert discusses the British campaigns in the Middle East in 1917, when Gaza and Jerusalem were captured from the Ottoman Empire. The talk airs at 6:02 p.m. on Saturday, December 16th; it does not appear to repeat, at least this weekend. Of course, this and other talks can be seen at the C-SPAN website after their first airing.
–African Americans and World War I. University of Minnesota professor Saje Mathieu discusses the impact World War I had on African Americans. First airing is at 10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 16th; it repeats at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 17th and 2:00 a.m. Monday morning, December 18th.