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Durham County Library Presents a Program on World War I and Durham’s Sister Cities

Program: World War I and Durham’s Sister Cities
Date: Sunday, August 20
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713
Cost: Free and open to the public

Durham, NC – Durham County Library presents a program on World War I and Durham’s Sister Cities on Sunday, August 20 at 3 p.m. at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave, Durham, NC 27713. This program is free and open to the public.

Learn how all of Durham’s Sister Cities, except Arusha, fought with the Allied Powers against Germany and Austria. Durham in the United Kingdom contributed their famous Light Infantry. Kostroma, Russia sent soldiers to the Front, but the Russian Revolution stopped that. Toyama, Japan provided naval escorts for troop transports and anti-submarine operations. Zhuzhou, China joined the war in 1917, but the Japanese were trying to seize Chinese territory. In Kavala, Greece, the Macedonia Front was to protect Serbia from the Germans. Since Arusha, now in Tanzania, was part of German East Africa, it was a base for German invasions into British East Africa. Learn more at this informative, Sister Cities program.

This program is sponsored by the Durham Library Foundation. For more information, call 919-560-0268 or visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit DurhamCountyLibrary.org.

Contact: Stephanie Bonestell
919-560-0151 or sbonestell@dconc.gov

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