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Video: A look inside Fort Taber in New Bedford


We had a chance to film on the 2nd and third levels of Fort Taber in New Bedford during a living history camp as part of the continuing recognition of the Centennial Observance of World War I (1914 – 1918).

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, began on July 28, 1914, and ended at 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918, (11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month).

The war was a global conflict mostly centered in Europe but saw significant fronts in Africa, Middle East, Southwest Asia, and in the Pacific Islands. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents’ technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

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Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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