To some, the First World War was known as the “War to End All Wars.” To many of the soldiers fighting in it, it was “The War that Went on Forever.” The horrors of the weapons and tactics used, the dreary stalemate that held sway in Europe for nearly four years, the far-flung battlefields and the casualties both military and civil seemed to offer no end in sight. This talk will center on the war itself- the tactics, weapons, theaters and battles that made this such a terrifying fight, one so horrific that it seemed inconceivable that anyone would ever again dare to fight on such a scale.
Speaker Hamish Lutris is an Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut. He has worked in some of America’s premier natural and historical sites, leading hiking and historical programs. He has also lectured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Canada, presenting programs on wide-ranging historical topics, including Native American history, the Civil War, Scientific History, Social and cultural history, World War I, World War II, and the American West.