Naval War College Museum unveils exhibit to teach about WWI

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) The U.S. Naval War College Museum has unveiled a new exhibit to teach people more about World War I.

It focuses on the Navy's role in the war, using the career of Navy Adm. William S. Sims to tell the story. Sims commanded U.S. naval forces in Europe during the war, and his family donated artifacts.

The Rhode Island museum is displaying the exhibit for about three years.

Curator Rob Doane says people will be interested in the Navy's role because many successful strategists in World War II learned how to coordinate complex operations and forge relationships with allies during World War I.

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Visits must be scheduled about a week beforehand so a background check can be done for entry to the Newport facility.