World War I

World War I was a global conflict of the early 20th century from 1914-1918, between the Central Powers, Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, and the Allied powers, primarily Great Britain, France, Russia, and later the United States. World War I was ignited in the Balkan city of Sarajevo in June 1914 with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and war was declared in August. World War I was characterized by the horror of trench warfare on the Western Front and the rise of Bolshevism in the East, and millions died in the catastrophic conflict. The causes of World War I were many, including various territorial disputes, a major arms race, conflicting political ideologies, and more. World War I ended with the Treaty of Versailles; however, the agreement left many issues unresolved and heaped blame and the requirement for reparations on Germany, sowing the seeds of World War II.

The fascinating history of camouflage tells of the interplay between military developments and the worlds of art, design, and popular culture.

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A Pictorial History of Camouflage

Inspired by the principles of camouflage in nature, creativity in the military art of disguise was spurred in World War I by threats of aerial reconnaissance and long-range enemy fire. Read more

Cities, towns, restaurant and retail chains will all be holding events and special deals to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Veterans Day today.

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2014 Marks the 60th Anniversary of Veterans Day

Today marks the 60th Anniversary of Veterans Day in the United States. Originally called “Armistice Day,” commemorating the end of World War I, it was renamed Veterans Day in 1954 by President Eisenhower to acknowledge veterans of the Second World War and Korea. Read more

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World War I Naval Battles

By Christopher Miskimon

The strength of the British Empire lay in its colonies. Together, they formed a vast trade network which gave the United Kingdom a decided advantage in military ability, finance, and commerce. Read more