World War I http://tpr.org en Medal Of Honor Portal Given Prominent Place Near Tobin Center http://tpr.org/post/medal-honor-portal-given-prominent-place-near-tobin-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Visitors exploring the grounds near the soon-to-be-opened Tobin Performing Arts Center may have come across a new military memorial added last week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The brainchild of former Mayor Phil </span>Hardberger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the Medal of Honor River Portal was finally realized when officials unveiled the monument the day before Independence Day.</span></p><p>“You know, it really is unique,” said Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:42:10 +0000 Eileen Pace 34657 at http://tpr.org The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand http://tpr.org/post/shifting-legacy-man-who-shot-franz-ferdinand A hundred years ago Saturday, <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/27/325516359/a-century-ago-in-sarajevo-a-plot-a-farce-and-a-fateful-shot">Gavrilo Princip shot the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne</a>. That event triggered World War I, charting the course for the 20th century. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:52:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 34160 at http://tpr.org The Shifting Legacy Of The Man Who Shot Franz Ferdinand A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot http://tpr.org/post/century-ago-sarajevo-plot-farce-and-fateful-shot The shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was fired a hundred years ago this weekend.<p>The assassination in Sarajevo, on June 28, 1914, triggered World War I and changed the course of the 20th century. The consequences of that act were devastating. But the beginning of the story sounds almost like a farce — complete with bad aim, botched poisoning and a wrong turn on the road.<p>Today, in the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, you don't have to hunt around for the spot where it all took place. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 07:23:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 34120 at http://tpr.org A Century Ago In Sarajevo: A Plot, A Farce And A Fateful Shot The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI http://tpr.org/post/harlem-hellfighters-fighting-racism-trenches-wwi The 369th Infantry Regiment served 191 days under enemy fire in Europe. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:58:00 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 29317 at http://tpr.org The Harlem Hellfighters: Fighting Racism In The Trenches Of WWI Without World War I, A Slower U.S. Rise, No 'God Bless America' http://tpr.org/post/without-world-war-i-slower-us-rise-no-god-bless-america <em>This is part of an</em><em> </em>All Things Considered<em> </em><em>series that imagines a</em><em> </em><em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/286403203/what-if-wwi-had-never-happened">counterfactual history of World War I</a>.</em><p>This summer marks 100 years since the start of World War I. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:21:00 +0000 NPR Staff 28159 at http://tpr.org Without World War I, A Slower U.S. Rise, No 'God Bless America' ITC Exhibits Vital Role Of Native American "Code Talkers" In War http://tpr.org/post/itc-exhibits-vital-role-native-american-code-talkers-war <p>The Institute of Texan Cultures is opening an exhibition called "Native Words, Native Warriors" on an obscure part of recent American history. In World War I and II, American forces needed to communicate secrets to one another. The problem was the enemy understood their language.</p><p>"The Germans were very good at English and also good at cryptography and breaking codes," said the exhibit’s curator, Dr. William Meadows.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:45:36 +0000 Jack Morgan 20446 at http://tpr.org ITC Exhibits Vital Role Of Native American "Code Talkers" In War SA Public Library Showing Off A Time Capsule Of World War I Posters http://tpr.org/post/sa-public-library-showing-time-capsule-world-war-i-posters <p>An exhibit with an unusual origin opens at the downtown Central Library next week. The exhibit&#39;s curator, Allison Hays Lane, explains.</p><p>&quot;We have over 40 wonderful, original World War I posters and prints that were found in the basement of the Hertzberg Museum,&quot; Lane said.</p><p>Lane was asked how that surprise find must have made those finding it feel.</p><p>&ldquo;Almost like King Tut&rsquo;s Tomb. I mean it was just wonderful!&quot; she said.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:51:58 +0000 Jack Morgan 19583 at http://tpr.org SA Public Library Showing Off A Time Capsule Of World War I Posters