Hundreds of men from Central Ohio’s Jewish community became doughboys. Letters from one soldier to his sweetheart back home reveal much about life at Camp Sherman, a World War I training camp in Chillicothe. Photos: Courtesy of Columbus Jewish Historical Society
A visit to Ohio History Connection shows how World War I was fought on the home front with propaganda such as anti-German posters.
Architectural historian Jeff Darbee visits the Defense Supply Center Columbus to learn about World War I industries in Columbus and the center’s role during the war.
Learn about life at Camp Sherman, the large World War I training camp in Chillicothe, from daily drills to a deadly influenza epidemic. Photos courtesy: Columbus Metropolitan Library, Library of Congress, Ohio History Connection and Ross County Historical Society Historic film footage courtesy: Library of Congress