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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • The evidence is in: Germany deserves blame for World War I

    To the editor: Still believing that the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand triggered World War I is like saying that the assassination of John F. Kennedy triggered the Vietnam War. ("World War I: A war too easy to forget," Op-Ed, June 21)...
  • 40 years ago today: Wrigley gum the first product to have its bar code scanned

    40 years ago today: Wrigley gum the first product to have its bar code scanned
    Bar codes turn 40 this week, but they aren’t over the hill yet. It was a Thursday morning when the first unique sticker of white and black lines facilitated the purchase of a 10-pack of Juicy Fruit gum, from Chicago-based Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. The...
  • The Civil War and World War I: Comparing historical narratives

    To the editor: I was impressed by Jay Winter's comment that "the violence practiced on African and Asian colonies came home to roost." White Europeans were fighting one another in World War I with the brutal weaponry available at the time. ("Historian Jay...
  • Bosnian Serbs erect statue to nationalist who ignited World War I

    Bosnian Serbs unveiled a bronze statue Friday in Sarajevo of Gavrilo Princip, the nationalist who assassinated Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand a century ago and set in motion the First World War, which took 10 million lives and shattered empires....
  • BBC Commemorates World War I With Four Years Worth of Programming

    The carnage, horror, bravery and humanity of World War I has inspired such bigscreen fare as "All Quiet on the Western Front," "Paths of Glory" and "Gallipoli" -- and now, as the centenary of the outbreak of the "war to end all wars" approaches on July...
  • 100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I

    100 years later, remembering the crucible called World War I
    The shot that changed the world rang out on a sunny summer's morning in Southeastern Europe. No one knew then that the assassin's bullet would spell the death not just of an Austrian aristocrat but the entire global order, with four empires and millions...
  • June 28, 1914: Armageddon, Act I

    It started as a day like any other a hundred years ago, but before it was out, it would have ushered in a century of war, revolution, terror and mass murder like no other. For today, June 28th, is a dark centennial. It's the 100th anniversary of the...
  • Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco

    Benjamin Britten triumphs in San Francisco
    When Peter Grimes "is at his exercise," boys die. The title character of Benjamin Britten's first and best-known opera is a social outcast in a claustrophobic fishing village on the raw British coast. A violent visionary, Grimes is abusive toward his...
  • History moves, but not always ahead

    The weekend past saw the centenary of the assassination of the Archduke Franz-Ferdinand, with as consequence the First World War. The sequence of the events by which this happened has often been analyzed in the search for an answer to a much deeper...
  • Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI

    Belgium: River cruises to honor 100th anniversary of WWI
    CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise operator, is honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I with a tour on waterways through Belgium and France. The seven-day itinerary begins in Ostend, Belgium, with stops at the quaint city of Bruges;...
  • Iraq should be split up [Letter]

    Iraq should be split up [Letter]
    The situation in Iraq is most analogous to that of Yugoslavia. Both countries were cobbled out of fallen empires after World War I, Iraq from the Ottoman Empire and Yugoslavia from the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Long standing ethnic, cultural and religious...