Tag: World War I

Three German soldiers sitting atop a pile of sea mines

Sea mines are some of the most terrifying and destructive weapons at a navy’s disposal. Capable of wreaking havoc on fleets, they’re a staple of…

Jersey City pier broken into pieces following the Black Tom explosion

On the morning of July 30, 1916, Manhattan was lit up by a huge flash, before being slammed by an enormous blast wave. Three men and…

Soldier saluting the American flag

Being a member of the US Army is one of the most valiant careers a person can choose. However, the job hasn’t always paid as…

Jacques Trolley de Prévaux featured photo

We have all seen photos of the devastating damage left in the wake of the First World War. Cities that were reduced to rubble, large…

Soldiers standing around a casket + Funeral for the American Unknown soldier

Over the weekend, hundreds of French and American military personnel and civilians marked the 100th anniversary of the selection of the American Unknown soldier from…

WWI grenade + Calbee potato mascot

We’ve all heard stories about people finding human thumbs in their soda or rat tails in their fried chicken. However, we bet you’ve never heard…

General John J. Pershing awarding Sergeant Stubby a medal

Animals have been a part of military units throughout history. From ancient times to modern conflicts, they were of use on the battlefield and provided…

Munitionettes working at machines

As World War I raged on, the British government was running low on soldiers and munitions. While conscription rectified the troop shortage, it only fueled…

Saint-Chamond driving down the street + the tank on the battlefield

Tank warfare was introduced during the First World War. The British began development in 1915, and when the war broke out, more countries began to…

exhibit about the 1912 Presidential Election which featured four candidates in which Theodore Roosevelt ran as a Progressive, William Howard Taft as a Republican, Eugene V. Debs as a Socialist, and Woodrow Wilson as a Democrat

It is a well-known fact that the United States entered the First World War in April 1917, but if it had been up to Teddy…

British soldier with a cat in the trenches

In recent years, cats have been subjected to immense online fame. Users can’t get enough of their adorable faces and their “toe beans” — and…

Battles typically have a lasting physical impact on the places where they occur. Here we compare historic battlefields to their modern-day counterparts to see how…