WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

Jul 26, 2014

WWI through the eyes of those who lived it

by Jill Lawless

It’s an iconic scene of Britain at war: Thousands of Londoners huddled in Underground stations as German bombs rained down. But this is not the 1940s Blitz — it’s World War I, more than 20 years earlier. For most people, the Great War evokes ...

Missouri museum highlights century-old war

Jun 21, 2014

Missouri museum highlights century-old war

by Maria Sudekum

The site of the National World War I Museum has weathered a whiplash arc from prominence to decline and back to distinction. With the centenary of the start of World War I being marked this summer, the museum is working to highlight the story ...

World War I began in a city of variety: Sarajevo

Jun 14, 2014

World War I began in a city of variety: Sarajevo

by Aida Cerkez

If you find yourself on Ferhadija Street behind the old synagogue at noon, close your eyes and listen to the bells from the Catholic cathedral and the Serb-Orthodox church mixing with the Muslim call for prayer. They call this the sound of Sarajevo. And ...

Poppies among WWI reminders in Belgium

Jun 7, 2014

Poppies among WWI reminders in Belgium

by Raf Casert

Crimson poppies still dance in the breeze as if nothing horrific happened in Flanders fields. But almost a century after the start of World War I, the flowers endure as a symbol of war dead, in part because of a celebrated poem: “In Flanders ...

WWI training trenches rediscovered in southern England

Mar 9, 2014

WWI training trenches rediscovered in southern England

Two lines of trenches face off across no man’s land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, along a ditch. These are instantly familiar images of World War I — but this is Britain, a century on and an English Channel away from the battlefields ...