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Why America’s first bomber was called ‘the flaming coffin’
American airpower had to start somewhere
This VR tour takes you into the trenches of WWI, but stops short of leaving you ‘fully traumatized’
"We got it as close as we could without people leaving this thing fully traumatized.”
More than a century after World War I, the Harlem Hellfighters’ nickname is finally official
“That was such a glaring error."
The legendary story of the 1914 Christmas truce
Editor's note: This article was originally published on Dec. 16, 2015.
Trench warfare shaped modern tactics
Trench warfare shaped modern tactics
The lore of Uncle Wally leads a family from Bagram to Meuse-Argonne
Uncle Wally’s service had been family lore. And the monument—erected somewhere in a small town in France—loomed large in my imagination. My dad didn’t know the name of the town....
Behold the glory of the helmet gun
In the years before the United States entered World War I, Vermont-based inventor Albert Bacon Pratt developed a novel invention: why not affix a firearm to a helmet that allows...
Remembering the fallen veterans of the 1918 pandemic
"We are all a part of everything that's happening, all at the mercy of history and where it picks us up in its currents."
How the US military’s love of boot-shaming gave America the gift of ‘IDK’
Boot-shaming is a time-honored U.S. military tradition that goes back to at least World War I. It's also, apparently, the original source of some of a well-worn piece of digital...
A ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ version of ‘1917’ exists and it is glorious
Someone painstakingly cut scenes from SpongeBob SquarePants and set it to Sam Mendes' World War I drama '1917'
Over 100 Coasties died in a U-boat attack in 1918. Now, the Coast Guard wants to give Purple Hearts to their descendants
The sinking was the single largest loss of life for the Coast Guard during WWI.
7 visceral WWI movies and shows to watch after you experience ‘1917’
Movies so real you'll worry about trench foot
Here’s how the World War I drama ‘1917’ was made
Presenting his World War One battlefield movie "1917" as a single shot had pros and cons for Oscar winning director Sam Mendes. Mistakes meant lengthy retakes but "accidents" also gave...
‘1917’ is the absolute best war movie in years
I didn't think a movie about World War I would, or even could, remind me of Afghanistan. Somehow, "1917" did, and that's probably the highest praise I can give it.
Here’s how you can see the new WWI epic ‘1917’ for free
The movie won't get a nationwide release until Jan. 10, 2020, but Universal Pictures is inviting readers to free advance screenings at 15 military bases, as well as local theaters...
New trailer for WWI movie ‘The Great War’ looks like an incredible opportunity ruined by campy action and way too much motivation
I'll be honest, I've been wanting a World War I movie that told the story of black soldiers on the Western Front for so fucking long that when I watched...
A former British paratrooper explains how he prepared ‘1917’ actors to fight WWI’s most devastating battles
Paul Biddiss, the military technical adviser on the upcoming World War I movie 1917, taught the actors everything they needed to know, from proper foot care to how to hold...
‘We just can’t let his memory be forgotten’ — Black WWI soldier finally receives the recognition he deserves
"We just can't let his memory be forgotten."
Colt is offering vintage ‘Black Army’ M1911 pistols to a handful of lucky buyers
A new limited run of vintage Colt Model 1911 'Black Army' pistols were designed to invoke the World War I heritage of the M1911's original blackened finish that Colt used...
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how ‘1917’ shows World War I combat like never before
The upcoming drama intends to drop viewers right directly the trenches of World War I
Ernest Hemingway’s fiery rant against stolen valor is still relevant almost a century later
Long before Ernest Hemingway wrote, drank and fought his way into the ranks of America's legendary wordsmiths, the beloved author cut his literary teeth on the beat of a Canadian...
The new trailer for ‘1917’ shows World War I like you’ve never seen before
It looks like World War I is finally getting the major motion picture treatment it deserves, and it's about time.
Supreme Court rules that Maryland ‘Peace Cross’ honoring WWI military dead may remain standing
A 40-foot-tall (12 meters) cross-shaped war memorial standing on public land in Maryland does not constitute government endorsement of religion, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday
The Poppy Wall of Honor returned this Memorial Day weekend, honoring thousands of lives lost since World War I
"[W]e have created a powerful way to honor these fallen heroes through action."
The guys who brought us ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘Jarhead’ are making a WWI movie
Steven Spielberg and Sam Mendes have teamed up to create new World War I drama '1917' — and they're set to start working on it next month.