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Category: World War I

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Design Competition Launched for National World War I Memorial

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.

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WWI Hero Henry Johnson Finally Receives Medal of Honor

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.

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The Sinking of RMS Lusitania, 100 Years Ago

On the centennial of its demise, learn more about the ill-fated British ocean liner.

"The Landing at Anzac" (Credit: Archives New Zealand)

8 Things You May Not Know About the Gallipoli Campaign

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

An early Constant Girard watch, one of the first mass-produced brands, created for German naval officers during World War I.

How World War I Led to the Apple Watch

Apple has unveiled its new smartwatch, but if not for a century-old war, the high-tech timepiece may never have been developed.

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.