This exhibition marks the centenary of the start of World War I, a war that lasted four long years and killed 10 million servicemen. The geopolitical causes, the war’s global expansion and the outcomes of the war are well documented. The collective personal and national trauma inflicted on all who experienced the war, however, remains relevant for a contemporary world still embroiled in conflict.
Drawing on the Ransom Center’s extensive collections, this exhibition illuminates the experience of the war from the point of view of its participants and observers, preserved through letters, drafts, and diaries; memoirs and novels; and photographs and propaganda posters. Visitors will have the opportunity to better understand the history of the war through the archives of those who witnessed it first-hand.
For groups larger than 10 people, please contact the Ransom Center to make arrangements for a private group tour.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Harry Ransom Center (HRC)
300 21ST ST W, Austin, Texas 78705