Examine Wisconsin’s response to World War I in author Richard L. Pifer’s new Society Press book The Great War Comes to Wisconsin. Often called “The War to End All Wars” or “The Great War,” World War I was the first “total war” of the twentieth century, a war so large that it engaged virtually the entire world. This book captures the homefront war experience: the political debates over war policy, the worry over loved ones fighting overseas, the countless everyday sacrifices, and the impact of a wartime hysteria that drove dissent underground. The book also includes letters and accounts of Wisconsin’s famed 32nd Division.
Click here to read the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Blog Post on the end of World War I by Curator of History Kevin Hampton:
“Finis La Guerre: The Eleventh Hour and the End of World War I”