CATEGORY: World War I
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

The Sinking of RMS Lusitania, 100 Years Ago
May 6, 2015

On the centennial of its demise, learn more about 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, 100 Years Ago
December 19, 2014

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. Read More

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The First Battle of the Marne, 100 Years Ago
September 5, 2014

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. Read More

The Last Days of the Passenger Pigeon, 100 Years Ago
August 20, 2014

It took only a century for the passenger pigeon to go from North America’s most abundant bird species to extinction. Read More

Protection Sought for World War I Ships
June 30, 2014

A United Nations agreement will soon be extended to safeguard the underwater remains of hundreds of ships sunk during World War I. Read More

The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 100 Years Ago
June 26, 2014

On the eve of the assassination’s centennial, find out how a teenage Serbian nationalist provided the spark for World War I. Read More

London’s World War I Zeppelin Terror
June 2, 2014

Before London was blitzed in World War II, massive German zeppelins rained bombs and terror upon the British capital in World War I. Read More

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