If you’re a long time follower of this blog, you may remember Dennis Cross’ frequent re- posts from his blog “Centennial Countdown to the Great War”. This was a condensed news report covering events every month from 1911 to 1920, as viewed from a 21st Century perspective.

Dennis is a retired lawyer and amateur historian of World War I who lives in Lenexa. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and after his active duty service also graduated from the New York University School of Law. Since retiring he has been a volunteer at the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, and he was a member of the Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee.

Dennis is no longer contributing to KansasWW1.org, but he is currently re-packaging his blog entries in book form as a multi- volume series entitled “A Decade Like No Other, 1911-1920: A Monthly Narrative of the News of the World in the Second Decade of the Twentieth Century“. Volume One is now available from Amazon.

It has never been the policy of this blog to promote products offered for sale but the Kindle versions of Dennis’ book are available to Kindle Unlimited members for free.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.