History In The Headlines

Category: World War I

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10 Things You May Not Know About Winston Churchill

Exploring some surprising facts about the British wartime leader.

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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.

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Letters Shed New Light on World War I’s Christmas Truce

Newly discovered letters sent by a British officer from the Western Front reveal a more complicated truth behind the famous Christmas Truce of 1914.

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This Year in History: 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, explore some of the year’s stories, as covered by History in the Headlines.

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The Last Major Cavalry Charge, 70 Years Ago

Seventy years ago, what many consider the last major cavalry charge took place in the Soviet Union.

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Last World War I Veteran Dies at the Age of 110

Florence Green, the last known veteran of one of the greatest conflicts of the 20th century, died at a nursing home in Norfolk, England, on February 4 at the age of 110.

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Archaeological Survey Reveals Life on Gallipoli’s Front Lines

Researchers have unearthed artifacts that shed light on the World War I campaign, including sleeping and eating facilities.

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Last World War I Combat Veteran Dies

Claude Choules, a resident of Australia who also served during World War II, died Thursday at 110.

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CIA Declassifies Invisible Ink Recipes and Other Spy Documents From World War I

The CIA has declassified World War I-era documents that contain invisible ink formulas, instructions for steaming open envelopes and other spying techniques.

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Frank Buckles, Last U.S. World War I Vet, Dies at 110

Frank Buckles, America’s last surviving World War I veteran, has died at age 110.