Pershing Lecture 12 (20SEP17)
On Sept. 20, Dr. Scott Stephenson, a professor in CGSC's Department of Military History, delivered a lecture entitled "Total War Comes to the Fatherland: The German Home Front, 1914-1918," at the Stove Factory event space in downtown Leavenworth, Kansas.

The evening began with a small reception for attendees sponsored by First Command Financial Services in Leavenworth. Col. (Ret.) Roderick Cox, the Simons Center program director with the CGSC Foundation, welcomed attendees, followed by the director of the CGSC Department of Military History, Dr. Tom Hanson, who introduced Dr. Stephenson. Stephenson's lecture traced the evolution of the German Empire from material wealth, unity, and national resolve to starvation, despair, and revolution. He also discussed the bitter legacy of the home front experience for the Weimar Republic and, ultimately, Hitler’s Third Reich.

Dr. Stephenson will deliver this lecture again on Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City.

This was the 12th in a series of lectures intended to educate the public about World War I during its 100-year commemoration. The CGSC Department of Military History hosts the General of the Armies John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series with support from the CGSC Foundation. The lecture series intended to foster understanding of this world-changing conflict. All lectures in the series are free and open to the public.
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