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- World War I Collection
The United States entered World War I on April 6, 1917, when President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress to declare war on Germany. Illinois contributed over 350,000 men to military service during the war, which ended in an armistice on November 11, 1918.
This collection includes photographs from the Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Chicago as well as several wartime broadsides.
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