CATEGORY: World War I
The Tank Turns 100
September 16, 2016

It was a century ago that a staple of modern warfare—the tank—first made its combat debut at the Battle of the Somme. Read More

Ace of Aces: How the Red Baron Became WWI’s Most Legendary Fighter Pilot
September 16, 2016

Manfred von Richthofen—better known as the “Red Baron”—was the top scoring flying ace of World War I, with 80 aerial victories between September 1916 and his death in April 1918. Read More

The Exotic Dancer Who Became WWI’s Most Notorious Spy
August 5, 2016

Once Europe’s most prominent striptease performer, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was executed by a French firing squad after she was found guilty of spying for the Germans during World War I. Read More

The Black Tom Explosion
July 29, 2016

An explosion that initially looked like an accident, turned out to be an act of sabotage. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Battle of Verdun
February 19, 2016

Explore 10 surprising facts about one of the longest and most brutal campaigns of World War I. Read More

WWI Nurse Edith Cavell Executed, 100 Years Ago
October 6, 2015

On October 12, 1915, World War I nurse Edith Cavell faced a firing squad after she was caught funneling some 200 Allied troops out of German-occupied Belgium. Read More

Design Competition Launched for National World War I Memorial
July 13, 2015

Two weeks remain in an open competition to submit designs for the latest monument to be constructed in Washington, D.C.—the World War I Memorial. Read More

WWI Hero Henry Johnson Finally Receives Medal of Honor
June 2, 2015

Private Henry Johnson, a member of the all-black unit known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” used a rifle, a knife and his hands to fight off nearly two dozen German soldiers during World War I. Read More

Remembering the Sinking of RMS Lusitania
May 6, 2015

Get the story behind the ill-fated British ocean liner. Read More

8 Things You May Not Know About the Gallipoli Campaign
April 24, 2015

On its 100th anniversary, get the facts on the epic World War I struggle. Read More