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The First World War: “Most Peculiar Christmas I’ve Ever Spent”

by Sir Martin Gilbert Christmas Day, 1914. German and British troops have been fighting tirelessly for 5 months in one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Suddenly, an unfamiliar sound breaks the tension. A German song, followed by another.

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The Broadcasting Legend Who Discovered T. E. Lawrence

T.E. Lawrence

by Mitchell Stephens During the First World War Lowell Thomas was confirming—as he zipped to Europe, through Europe and then to the Middle East— that being in motion was his preferred state. And the direction he preferred for all this

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

World War I Centennial: America’s Entry into The Great War

World War I Centennial

Exactly 100 years ago today, April 6, 1917 the United States of America declared war on the German Empire and officially entered World War I.  Largely forgotten today, Americans across the country volunteered to serve their country and played a

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Back Over There: Remembering the Last Survivors of WWI

Back Over There

Richard Rubin Heads Back Over There In The Last of the Doughboys, Richard Rubin introduced readers to a forgotten generation of Americans: the men and women who fought and won the First World War. Interviewing the war’s last survivors face-to-face,

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May 1968: The French Revolution That Never Was

May 1968

by Jonathan Fenby The mass demonstrations and strikes in France in May 1968 severely challenged De Gaulle’s legitimacy and even fears of revolution. Charles De Gaulle’s government was criticized within France, particularly for its heavy-handed style. While the written press

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