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World War 1 Educational Resources

World War 1 reading list and homeschool resources

"Luckiest Man Alive" - story of Captain Hedley's fall out of and onto his airplane

Print-and-fold bi-plane in Ernst Udet's markings with 1916 factoids

Slides showing how America progressed toward joining the war in 1917

Cornell University contributed more commissioned officers to WWI than any other institution in America including West Point. A ground school for aviators started at Cornell on May 21st, 1917. Go to the bottom of this page from Cornell Alumni Magazine to load a series of articles about the university 100 years ago, including pictures of the university's armory filled with airplanes and engines.

Thoughts on commemorating the centennial from Sir Hew Francis Anthony Strachan, Chichele Professor of the History of War at All Souls College, Oxford, a member of the National Committee for the Centenary of the First World War, a Commissioner of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the author of numerous highly regarded books on war, including The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War: New Edition.

US Army Center of Military History World War 1 Centennial Website

Related Museums

Vintage Aero Flying Museum near Denver, Colorado

National World War I Museum in Kansas City

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in upstate New York

New England Air Museum Lafayette Escadrille page

La Fayette Escadrille Memorial in France

Related Websites

Over the Front - League of World War 1 Aviation Historians

World War 1 Centennial Commission

Cross and Cockade International

Team making a documentary about the Lafayette Escadrille