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  • 8 Mar 2019
    Mischa Honeck, James Marten

    A Twentieth Century Legacy – Children and War

    "War and Childhood in the Era of the Two World Wars" takes a global look at how modern societies imagined childhood as a space of sheltered existence, while at the same time mobilizing their children to help fight their wars and turning them into both victims and actors in the twentieth century's greatest conflicts.

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  • 6 Apr 2017
    Mark Connelly

    The Long, Long Trail: Making Sense of Third Ypres

    Mark Connelly discusses the Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, as it is so regularly called.

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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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  • 13 Aug 2014

    Europe, 1914: A Puzzle

    Before the conflict of World War I and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles, Europe was a very different place. Can you solve the puzzle below to assemble a map of Europe in 1914? Look out for the German Empire and Austria-Hungary, and good luck finding Poland!

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  • 6 Aug 2014

    Recipes from the Homefront

    "Food Will Win the War!" the U.S. Food Administration proclaimed. Instructing the folks at home to cut back on their wheat and meat intake meant more food to fuel the soldiers overseas. But how to make it through those Meatless Tuesdays and Wheatless Wednesdays before 1920? Take a stab at these recipes for the experience of WWI at home.

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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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