Beyond Futility: Expectation and Impact of the First World War

January 30 - December 18, 2018
Special Collections and College Archives
Musselman Library 4th floor

Despite years of stagnation on the Western Front, the First World War was a transformational experience for many, Gettysburg College alumni included.  While annihilating the landscape of the Western Front, mechanized and modern warfare impelled creativity and adaptation from soldiers and civilians.  The Front followed these men and women home and impacted their perspectives and prospects.

Beyond Futility features artifacts, documents, and photographs from Gettysburg College’s Special Collections, the Adams County Historical Society and the private collections of the Zorich-Dracopoli P’14 Family, the Rothenberger Family, Philip Pane ‘17,Tyler Shrader ‘21, Tony Luis, and John R. Heckman.

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