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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons, monitor says

    Syria hands over last of declared chemical weapons, monitor says
    The last of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material was loaded onto a Danish vessel Monday for future destruction, marking a “major landmark” in the effort to do away with the nation’s toxic arsenal, an international oversight...
  • 'Downton Abbey' Season 4 Now Streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video

    Amazon.com has added season four of British period drama "Downton Abbey" -- the most-watched TV series on its Prime Instant Video service -- with all episodes available today to members of the free-shipping program. Prime Instant Video is the only video-...
  • All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says

    All declared chemical weapons gone from Syria, watchdog agency says
    The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said. The action would appear to signal an...
  • Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War

    Historian Jay Winter: The five things Americans should know about the Great War
    A chauffeur's happenstance wrong turn down a back street in Sarajevo 100 years ago this week ended in the assassination of the heir to the throne of the Habsburg empire. Archduke Franz Ferdinand's murder was the catalyst for the Great War that haunts...
  • Film Review: 'Castles in the Sky'

    "Making the invisible visible" is the objective that Scottish physicist Robert Watson-Watt repeatedly claims to pursue in "Castles in the Sky." It's also what Gillies MacKinnon's staid but affable biopic seeks to do for its human subject, placing a soft...
  • 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...
  • 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...