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 said 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.
Sims went on to lead the war college. He changed the curriculum based on his experiences during the war and influenced a generation of naval leaders, Doane said.
“World War II gets a lot more attention,” he said.