World War 1 | War History

24 Photos That Show the Remnants of World War I-Era Trenches Across Europe

World War I-era trench running along a path + White cross positioned near a World War I-era trench

World War I forever changed the European landscape, in terms of the loss of human life and the scars left behind in the earth via…

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Experiences During the Battle of the Somme Influenced ‘The Lord of the Rings’

Shell exploding on the battle field + Still from 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring'

J.R.R. Tolkien is renowned for crafting the legendary high-fantasy tales of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Before earning fame as an author,…

Princess Mary Crowdfunded Personalized Gifts for Soldiers Serving On the Western Front

Princess Mary Gift Fund box open, with its contents showing + Portrait of Princess Mary in military uniform

During World War I, then-17-year-old Princess Mary began a mission to bring a glimmer of hope and joy to those fighting on the Western Front.…

Kaiser Wilhem and Tsar Nicholas II Tried (and Failed) to Avert World War I

Tsar Nicholas II and Kaiser Wilhelm standing together on a ship

The First World War, commonly referred to as the Great War, was an era characterized by profound upheaval, wherein major global powers engaged in intense…

20 Photos That Show the Remnants of World War I Scattered Across Europe

British soldiers running along a trench

The scars of the Great War, which raged from 1914-18, remain visible in Europe more than 100 years after the fighting stopped. The conflict left…

The History Behind America’s Iconic ‘Uncle Sam, I Want You’ Recruitment Poster

June Steele
Image of Uncle Sam painted on a brick wall

The iconic phrase, “Uncle Sam, I Want You,” has become a part of American culture, symbolizing a call to duty and patriotism. This iconic image,…

British Cargo Ship Torpedoed By German U-boat Found Off the Coast of Northern Ireland

Sonar image of the wreck of the SS Hartdale + Two crewmen standing atop the SM U-27 at sea

A British cargo ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during the First World War has been located off the coast of Northern Ireland.…

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…

New Trailer Released for Upcoming ANZAC Movie ‘Before Dawn’

Still from 'Before Dawn'

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…