World War I: 100 years later

Steven Moreno
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Nov 12, 2018
A century ago on Sunday, November 11, the Great War came to an end. World War I ended with the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne in a french forest sixty miles north of Paris on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in the year 1918.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 10
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Hidden History: Armour News Volume 1, Number 1

Ethan Castro
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Oct 22, 2018
As part of the open house held by the Illinois Tech University Archives and Special Collections on Thursday, October 18, TechNews was given a very endearing opportunity to gaze upon a surviving copy of the very first issue of TechNews, known at the time as Armour News, from April 9, 1928.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 7
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Hidden History: inflatable tanks, fake Paris, and other subterfuge of the World Wars

Ethan Castro
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Oct 15, 2018
Deceit and confusion are nothing new to war. In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu wrote that “all warfare is based on deception.” The pursuit of warfare deceit perhaps reached its zenith during the two World Wars, wherein decoy soldiers, tanks, and even towns were constructed by both sides in attempts to fool the enemy and divert attention away from actual military assets.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 6
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Hidden History: the 369th Harlem Hellfighters

Ethan Castro
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Sep 24, 2018
As people who directly benefit by the wartime sacrifices made by the generations before us, it is our duty to keep their stories alive. This line of thought is what prompted me to dedicate this week’s Hidden History article to a regiment of the New York National Guard known as the 369th Infantry Regiment - the first African American regiment to serve with the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) during World War I (WWI).
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2018 - Fall - Issue 4
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Hidden History: the EPCOT that never came to be

Ethan Castro
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Sep 17, 2018
However, Walt Disney envisioned something very different from the permanent fairground that currently sits on the original EPCOT space. The original community that Disney envisioned was to be just that - “a real city that would never cease to be a blueprint of the future.” Disney’s original EPCOT concept was to be a living, breathing company town that Disney would be satisfied leaving to his descendants and to the future of humanity.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 3
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Hidden History: PepsiCo, the world’s sixth largest military

Ethan Castro
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Sep 06, 2018
You would be forgiven for thinking that the American multinational food and beverage company PepsiCo only has numerous lines of delicious snacks to its name. However, as this section has demonstrated time and time again, times of intense human conflict oftentimes breed the most bizarre stories of innovation and circumstance. In this case, we take a closer look at how the competing economic ideologies of the Cold War led to the household brand name PepsiCo briefly becoming the world’s sixth largest military power, if only for a few days.
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