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The Western Front

This Week in World War I: July 1-8, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 07.02.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

British infantry advancing during the launch of the Somme Offensive, July 1, 1916 The Somme Offensive By 1916, British casualties on the Western ...

This Week in World War I, February 20-26, 1916

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 02.20.2017 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

The initial German invasion of France had been stopped at the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. The attempt of each side to outflank the other ended at the Battle of the Yser and the First Battle of Ypres.

Protecting while Promoting the Great War's Underground Cities:Update

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.11.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Every day Dr. Jeffrey Gusky posts a haunting new photo on his Instagram feed. A portrait or list of names etched into a cave wall, a boot, a pile of unexploded shells or a set of tunneling tools leaning where its owners propped them underground a century ago.

This Week in World War I, April 18-24, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Poison Gas: The Second Battle of Ypres British Soldiers Wounded by Chlorine Gas, Second Battle of Ypres With the arrival of spring on the Western...

This Week in World War I, March 29-April 3, 1915

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

World War I in the Air: The Beginning of Air Combat Air Combat on the Western Front As each side became more belligerent, the pilots and observers...

This Week in World War I November 29-December 5, 1914

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

In many locations there would be near-constant bombardment from the enemy artillery. Snipers were omnipresent. Many a new man on the front line also learned the hard way that snipers were ready at all times to punish those foolhardy enough to peer carelessly above the parapet.

This Week in World War I November 22-28, 1914

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

Life in the trenches has become one of the most enduring images of the First World War. Conditions in the trenches were beyond squalid. Death, appalling injury, disease and destruction surrounded the troops at every turn.

This Week in World War I September 5-11, 1914

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Joseph V. Micallef

As the German 1st and 2nd Armies approached Paris they swerved southeast, away from Paris, in a bid to swallow the retreating French armies. In the process they exposed their right flank.

Film Review: The Western Front

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

There is now a superb film that picks apart what we did wrong in Iraq and what our military did right: The Western Front.