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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1994 | SONDRA FARRELL BAZROD
As Paul Jarrett, 99, recounted his World War I experiences, his voice was strong and his spirit bright. The memories were clear in his mind, as though the events had happened yesterday. "About a month after war was declared, in April, 1917, I knew I would be drafted, so I enlisted," said Jarrett, who was then 21 and running a stockyard in Osceola, Neb.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
History's next big miniseries will be titled "World Wars," and as the name suggests, it'll be looking at the 30-year span of time that saw World War I and World War II. History announced the project Wednesday and revealed that the six-part series will air on both History and H2, and be seen in 160 countries around the world, which is more countries than were involved in either of the world wars. The project, which was filmed in both the U.S. and Europe, will feature interviews with Gen. Colin Powell, former British Prime Minister John Major, former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and Sen. John McCain, among others.
NEWS
May 28, 1990 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX
In Southern California, Memorial Day marks the start of a sacred tradition: the beach season. Beer and Coppertone and wine coolers. Across the nation, it is a day of rest, of barbecues, of swimming pool glare. But it was not always so. The custom of decorating the graves of war dead with flowers started in Waterloo, N.Y., about a year after the Civil War ended.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1989 | VICKI TORRES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A quiet man, 94-year-old Bill Martin rarely talked about the four days he spent during World War I in the Battle of the Argonne Forest, when shrapnel from an exploding artillery shell tore off his left heel and left him disabled for the next 71 years. Martin never received the Purple Heart to which he was entitled for injury in battle, or a ribbon for the Army campaign. And he never joined a veteran's organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 1987 | MARCIDA DODSON, Times Staff Writer
A Southern California group of Turkish-Americans has launched a campaign to defeat proposed legislation that would have California schoolchildren learn about the Armenian genocide during World War I. The American-Turkish Assn. of Southern California and its parent national organization, the Assembly of Turkish-Armenian Assns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 1991 | ALLISON SAMUELS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For World War I veteran Ben Rosencranz, the television news broadcasts showing Israelis donning gas masks are a grim reminder of his two years on the battlefield, when wearing a gas mask was a part of his everyday survival. Rosencranz, 98, an Army corporal in World War I, said the news from the Persian Gulf brings back vivid memories of the smell of mustard gas in the trenches, and the pain of the men who fell victim to it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1998 | JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the 80th anniversary of the end of World War I, the French consul general in Los Angeles summoned two American veterans to his Beverly Hills residence Wednesday to honor them for fighting for his country's freedom. Consul Guy Yelda pinned the French Legion of Honor on Albert Willard, 101, of Sherman Oaks and Fred Roberts, 102, of Temple City. "Today, France wishes to express its gratitude," Yelda told the veterans in a ceremony attended by their families, friends and others.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2013 | By Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times
Thomas Keneally has always been a novelist who writes and lives in the big sweep of epic history. He took on the end of the First World War in "Gossip From the Forest," the U.S. Civil War in "Confederates," and the Eritrean War of Independence in "To Asmara. " He won the Booker Prize for "Schindler's List," his account of one good German saving lives during the Holocaust. In "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith," he told a story of racism and violence set amid his native Australia's founding as an independent nation in 1901.
NEWS
July 22, 1999 | STEPHEN BRAUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For decades, the career diplomats and government lawyers who settled in the district's sedate, leafy neighborhood of Spring Valley heard rumors from area old-timers about what had gone on there during the waning days of World War I. Their winding streets and sprawling stone homes had replaced a rolling field that once served as a test site, they were told, for poison gas.
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