World War 1 | War History

Artifact Recovered from American Destroyer Sunk By the Germans During World War I

USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) at sea + Rusty ship bell placed on a wooden deck

Over a century after the USS Jacob Jones (DD-61) was sunk by a German U-boat off the British coast, a bell has been recovered from…

Trailer Released for ‘Before Dawn’ – Film Tells Story of ANZAC Soldiers Who Served in World War I

ANZAC troops running up a hill

The efforts of soldiers from Australia and New Zealand during the First World War can not be understated, with them engaging in major and prolonged…

Study Reveals New Details About How the British Gave the Germans the Advantage on the Somme

Dirt rising into the air during an explosion at the Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt

A study recently published in the Journal of Conflict Archaeology is providing new insights into the failed British advance at the Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt on…

The Truth Behind the Christmas Truce of 1914 – Coming Together in No Man’s Land

Christmas Truce of 1914 memorial in Mesen, Belgium

The First World War was a particularly deadly conflict, due to both the number of countries involved and the weapons developed via technological advancements. While,…

Buffalo Soldiers Receive Military Burial Honors After US Army Overturns Century-Old Convictions

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers sitting along the side of a courtroom

Update – 23/02/2024: Just a few months after their convictions were revoked and over a century since they were charged for their involvement in the…

The Magic Engineering Behind Why Early Fighters Didn’t Shoot Their Own Propellers

Close-up of the front of an aircraft equipped with an interrupter gear

Let’s dive into something that’s been bugging many for decades: how did old fighter aircraft shoot at the enemy without blasting their own propellers into…

The Tank Museum Republishing Trevor Pidgeon’s ‘The Tanks at Flers’

Copy of 'The Tanks at Flers' on display

The Tank Museum has announced it’s collaborating with historian Stephen Pope to republish Trevor Pidgeon’s The Tanks at Flers: An Account of the First Use…

World War I-Era Shipwrecks Surface During Texas Drought

Banks of the Neches River

The Neches River has been plagued by an enduring drought this summer, which has seen water levels drop. This has resulted in a number of…

The Tank Museum Acquires Development and Design Documents for Mark I Tank

British soldiers standing around a broken down Mark I tank

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom has acquired documents relating to the development and design of the World War I-era Mark I tank. Along…

Zone Rouge: The WWI-Era Battlefields That Are Still Dangerous Over 100 Years Later

Craters and trees scattered across the battlefield in Verdun

Zone Rouge – or the “Red Zone” – is a chain of former battlefields across northeastern France that the government has cordoned off due to…

The Tank Museum Publishing ‘Tank Man’ Biography

Military portrait of Albert Baker

The Tank Museum in Bovington, United Kingdom has announced it’ll be releasing a biography about famed World War I-era tank commander Capt. Albert “Bert” Baker.…

Canadian National Vimy Memorial Vandalized in France

Close-up of the Canadian National Vimy Memorial

The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France has been vandalized. The monument, dedicated to the Canadian Expeditionary Force soldiers who lost their lives during the…