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Mail Call Episode 1: June to July 1914

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Episode 1 Show Notes:

Chicago Ledger, v. XLII, no. 25, June 20, 1914.
p. 7: Advert: "Diamond Post Card Gun"
p. 17: "Warship Adventures"

The Clan-na-Gael Journal, v. 27, June 27, 1914.
p. 4: Advert: "Clan Na Gael Games"

Excerpt from an article in The Sun, New York, Monday, June 29, 1914.
p. 2: "Death of Francis Ferdinand Makes For Peace of Europe"

The Gaelic American - Vol. XI, No. 27, July 4, 1914.
p. 4: "The Double Crime at Serajevo"

The Gaelic American - Vol. XI, No. 30, July 25, 1914, Whole Number 567.
p. 3: "Cosey Corner Chat"

World-war : an exact translation of "Weltkrieg" accurate daily record of the present war, No. 1.
p. 1-2: "Preceding Events"


Historical documents were accessed through the digital collections of the Digital Library @ Villanova University and The Library of Congress. The theme music is from "Til We Meet Again" as performed by Nicholas Orlando's Orchestra. The Mail Call podcast is a project of Home Before the Leaves Fall: a Great War Centennial Exposition. For more information, visit

This episode featured the voice talents of Laura Bang, Michael Foight, Demian Katz, Raamaan McBride, Susan Riley Stevens, and David Uspal.

Narrator: Chris Hallberg

Producers & Editors: Chris Hallberg and Raamaan McBride

Executive Producer: Laura Bang [LCB]


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