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Trench Warfare Comes To Lincoln Museum

World War I trench
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A pair of british soldiers stand knee-deep in water in a communications trench during World War I.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of some of the most devastating battles of World War I.

This Thursday at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, there’ll be a lecture on trench warfare during what was once known as The Great War.

Mark DePue is a historian at the museum and a specialist in American and military history. He spoke with our reporter Brian Mackey.

Mark DePue's presentation, "Trench Warfare in WWI," is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14, in the Union Theater at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. The screening of All Quiet on the Western Front is set for 6:30 p.m. July 26. Both events are free, but people wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat at presidentlincoln.illinois.gov or by calling 217-558-8934.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
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