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Category: World War I

British memorial commemorating the 1914 Christmas Truce (Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

World War I’s Christmas Truce, 100 Years Ago

On the Christmas Truce’s centennial, look back at the moment when the holiday spirit sparked impromptu ceasefires along World War I’s Western Front.

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The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago

On the centennial of the First Battle of the Marne, look back at the bloody fight that saved Paris and changed the course of World War I.

Divers visiting a World War I-era hospital barge off ANZAC Cove, near the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. (Credit: M. Spencer)

Protection Sought for World War I Ships

A United Nations agreement will soon be extended to safeguard the underwater remains of hundreds of ships sunk during World War I.

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The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 100 Years Ago

On the eve of the assassination’s centennial, find out how a teenage Serbian nationalist provided the spark for World War I.

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London’s World War I Zeppelin Terror

Before London was blitzed in World War II, massive German zeppelins rained bombs and terror upon the British capital in World War I.

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World War I’s Native American Code Talkers

In the closing days of World War I, Choctaw Indians pioneered a new type of military intelligence.

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10 Things You May Not Know About George Patton

Learn 10 surprising facts about the outspoken American general who fought in both World Wars.

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

The Hunt for Forgotten World War I Monuments

An art historian is leading a campaign to catalogue, and hopefully preserve, America’s World War I memorials.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Douglas MacArthur

Explore 10 surprising facts about the controversial five-star American general who fought in two World Wars and Korea.

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Winston Churchill’s World War Disaster

A quarter-century before boldly leading Britain in World War II, Winston Churchill spearheaded a World War I military debacle—Gallipoli.

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10 Things You May Not Know About Winston Churchill

Exploring some surprising facts about the British wartime leader.

Slides from the US 1918 Flu Pandemic (Credit: Karen Kasmauski/Science Faction/Corbis)

China Epicenter of 1918 Flu Pandemic, Historian Says

According to new research by a Canadian historian, the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 50 million people originated in China.

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7 Red Cross Facts

On its 150th birthday, get the facts on the International Red Cross.