CATEGORY: World War I
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 9, 2015

A century ago, 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

World War I’s Christmas Truce
December 19, 2014

Look back at the moment when the holiday spirit sparked impromptu ceasefires along World War I’s Western Front. Read More

The First Battle of the Marne
September 5, 2014

Look back at the bloody fight that saved Paris and changed the course of World War I. Read More