CATEGORY: World War I
Going to Summer Camp in 1913 Meant Practicing for World War I
July 18, 2017

How the Plattsburg camps tried (and failed) to raise a volunteer army ahead of World War I. Read More

The Poppy and the Poet: How a Remembrance Symbol Was Born
May 25, 2017

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Volunteer Sleuths Ensure World War I MIA Receives Just Due 100 Years After Death
May 22, 2017

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The Nobel Laureate Who Pioneered Chemical Warfare
April 21, 2017

Take a look back at the conflicted life of this German chemist. Read More

History Faceoff: Should the U.S. Have Entered World War I?
April 5, 2017

On the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, explore the historical debate about whether the decision to declare war on Germany was a correct one or not. Read More

The Secret History of the Zimmermann Telegram
March 1, 2017

A century after the infamous Zimmermann Telegram was made public, take a look back at the explosive document that helped speed America’s entry into World War I. Read More

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

In 1916, German Terrorists Launched an Attack on American Soil
July 29, 2016

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