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UT Knoxville World War I event of interest, April 2016

robert-rennie-226x300Dear Tennessee Great War Commission and Friends,

Here is news about a World War I event in Knoxville, a mini-exhibition at the McClung Museum on UT’s campus. The organizer of the exhibit, Robert Rennie, will give a brief gallery talk on the exhibit on April 6 at 1:30pm. Rennie is the McClung Museum Academic Programs Graduate Assistant and a UT History doctoral candidate working on aviation in World War I.

The First World War and Knoxville: Through the Eyes of Harry Moreland explores the First World War through the personal military memorabilia of Moreland (1899–1969), a Knoxvillian and University of Tennessee Law School alum (1922) who enlisted with the 117th Infantry and deployed to the Western Front shortly after the United States entered the war on April 2, 1917.

The mini-exhibition, mounted in honor of the 99th anniversary of the US entry into the war, sheds light on how the “Great War” affected so many, including those right here in Knoxville and at UT.