Over 700 Bucknellians served in the Great War.

These Bucknellians answered President Woodrow Wilson's call for Americans to fight for democracy, justice and the rights of small nations; more than 30 lost their lives in defense of these noble principles. A century later, the Bucknellians in World War I project — a faculty-student teaching and research initiative — seeks to remember these brave individuals through their stories, experiences and sacrifice.

Personalizing the Great War

The Female Institute, 1892

In May, a research team led by Professor David Del Testa, history, with the help of Professor Adrian Mulligan, geography, and student researchers Amy Collins '18, Anthony Paolella '18, Julia Carita '20 and Julia Stevens '20, will spend 10 days in France and Belgium, retracing the experiences of a select few Bucknellians.

Learn more about their project

WW1: Call to Arms

Chaplain Edward Oliver Clark, Class of 1915

Some Bucknell faculty plotting a journey to the fields of Flanders and other battlefields in Belgium and northern France where so many fell.

A Call to Arms

Bucknellians in World War I blog


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