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

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 6, 2015

On October 12, 1915, 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