Warfare underwent profound changes from 1914-1918. Although large artillery cannon, machine-guns, submarines, and flying machines were established technologies, the huge numbers of soldiers and weapons employed—and the vastly increased firepower of these weapons—quickly resulted in unprecedented casualties. This battlefield lethality forced armies to dig elaborate trenches for protection. The area between the armies became called “No Man’s Land.”

World War One History In The Veterans Building

The Great War Revealed In San Francisco: 100 Years of Disruption From May’s Memorial Day weekend May 26-28 through the end of 2018, a unique and remarkable display consisting of eight 8-foot square banners can be viewed in the lobby outside of the Herbst Theatre and American Legion Veterans Hall in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness […]

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