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  • 27 Aug 2014

    Famous Faces of World War I

    Explore some figures from the battlefields of the Great War, from the Red Baron and Mata Hari to the Harlem Hell Fighters.

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  • 20 Aug 2014
    David Woodward

    America the Unready

    David Woodward, the author of The American Army and the First World War, explains why the United States was so late to participate in the Great War and why the war was one of the most devastating the U.S. army ever faced.

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  • 30 Jul 2014

    One Hundred Years Since the War

    In this excerpt from his new book July Crisis, T.G. Otte reflects on the year 1914 as the beginning of the greatest war in world history. The events in Europe that July catapulted nations around the globe into a years-long conflict that continues to define national identity, international relations, and global culture.

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  • 23 Jul 2014

    Notes from the Battlefield

    The Great War left behind a legacy of pain, suffering, and anger. The writers who captured it tell a heartbreaking story of a generation lost to war.

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  • 2 Jul 2014

    Beginning the Great War

    We invited four leading World War One historians and Cambridge authors to explore the main reasons for the outbreak of The Great War. Around the table are Jack S. Levy, William Mulligan, Thomas Otte, and John C. G. Röhl.

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  • 18 Jun 2014

    An Interview with Jay Winter

    In this extended interview, Jay Winter, the general editor of The Cambridge History of the First World War, discusses his work on the first truly transnational history of the Great War that integrates the military, the political, and the social aspects of World War I to illustrate how the war impacted upon every corner of its combatants’ […]

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  • 4 Jun 2014

    Writing the History of the Great War

    Understanding The Great War today, a century after it began, remains a challenge for historians. In his general introduction to the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, Jay Winter describes the way scholars understand the war as it recedes further into our global past.

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