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WW I Museum

#1 Post by HectorFuego » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:33 pm

I have lived in the Kansas City area all my life and one the iconic landmarks here was the Liberty Memorial which was originally to honor WW I veterans. Over the years it kinda fell into disrepair, but an the beginning of this century they began a restoration and conversion to the National WW I Museum. Note that today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day which ended the war. (Side note: my grandfather fought in that war and on his discharge papers it lists "World War" not "World War I" because II hadn't happened.)

So here's a pic of the monument. This was taken from the mall to the south.
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When you enter you cross a bridge over the poppy field. Each poppy represents 1000 U.S. GI's who died in the war.
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They have many life size dioramas showing what the war was like. It was difficult to get good pics because of the dim lighting but this one is life in the trenches with a little hand to hand combat.
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Scanning no-man's land with a periscope.
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Some U.S. infantry weapons.
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The good old B.A.R. gun.
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Artillery:
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This is a Naval Gun, I believe. The thing was huge but it's hard to get the scale from this photo.
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How would you like to be the pilot flying one of these into combat. The thing was made of doped linen and sticks.
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It takes about 3 hours to view all the artifacts, and read the explanations and they've added more artifacts since I took these pics in 2007. One of the new additions, which I have not seen, is a tank. Anyway, if you are ever in KC set aside some time for the museum. It's well worth it.

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#2 Post by indy1919a4 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:23 pm

Thanks for the heads up, That is an impressive looking Memorial.. Will now have to pay a visit to see.. Nice Museum ..

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#3 Post by OldRog » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:45 pm

I went several years ago, it was a great experience. Well worth the trip.

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#4 Post by Paswissshooter1 » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:58 pm

Thanks for posting. Cool place to visit.

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#5 Post by M67 » Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:48 am

Amazing! Great that you can visit and see all this exponats from ww1 in Kansas.
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