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World War 1

Armistice Day, Ieper and the Last Post

Susan Kraus | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Susan Kraus

On November 11th, 2013, the Last Post ceremony will have been conducted 29,394 times. Every cemetery has a story, as does every cross. And while it sounds like it would be terrifically depressing to visit, it isn't. It's a privilege to be allowed to bear witness.

What Was History's Worst Month?

William Petrocelli | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
William Petrocelli

Christopher Clark's book The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 suggests another criterion. The worst month in history may be the one that sets the stage for the massive destruction to follow.

Memorial Day 2012

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

This weekend the United States celebrates Memorial Day. Sadly, for many Americans the holiday mostly marks the beginning of summer rather than a time to remember those who gave their lives in service to their country.

Where Have All the Graveyards Gone? The War That Didn't End War and Its Unending Successors

Adam Hochschild | Posted 07.03.2011 | World
Adam Hochschild

Would the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a halt more quickly if we could see hundreds of thousands of tombstones, military and civilian, spreading hill after hill, field after field, across our landscape?

WWI Soldier Representative of Connection Between Ireland and America

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Megan Smolenyak

With St. Patrick's Day looming, then, I hope you'll understand that I have no choice but to surrender to my genetic urges and write of yet another link between our two countries: Private Thomas D. Costello.

Journalist Recalls Interviewing Last Surviving American WWI Veteran

aolnews.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I met Frank Woodruff Buckles on a chilly March afternoon in 2007 at his farmhouse in Charles Town, W.Va. He was a mere 106 years old back then. The l...

The Ghosts of Yalta Haunt Us Today

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In Yalta in February, 1945, US President Franklin Roosevelt, Britain's Winston Churchill, and Soviet ruler Josef Stalin met to decide postwar Europe's future.

One of Last 2 WWI Vets in US Dies

AP | MITCH STACY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TAMPA, Fla. — Harry Richard Landis, who enlisted in the Army in 1918 and was one of only two known surviving U.S. veterans of World War I, has d...