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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • 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...
  • 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 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)...
  • Appraisal Event Sheds Light On History Behind Heirlooms

    Appraisal Event Sheds Light On History Behind Heirlooms
    A 1930s Shirley Temple doll lovingly kept in good condition by its original owner, a "stereoscope" of the 1861 design by Oliver Wendell Holmes, and a miniature piano-music box with a lid made of marbled "catalin" were among the many cherished objects...
  • Robert J. Fisher: Mistakes made after WWI provide lessons for today's world

    In 1918, near the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson revealed the Fourteen Points, a peace proposal designed to make that war "the war to end all wars." Eight of the Fourteen Points pertained to self-determination, an effort to allow ethnic...
  • 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...
  • Rickenbacker bio tells tales of 'Enduring Courage'

    "Enduring Courage: Ace Pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the Dawn of the Age of Speed" by John F. Ross; St. Martin's Press (400 pages, $27.99) World War I fighter ace Eddie Rickenbacker and the internal combustion engine came of age together....
  • Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins

    Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins may not be the greatest sportswriter of the 20th Century but he is indisputably in the same ballpark with such people as Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Jim Murray, Frank Deford and Gary Smith. There are others, of course, some of...
  • 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...
  • World War I: A war too easy to forget

    Commenting recently about seeing the play "War Horse," one of my 11th-grade students expressed surprise that "even some of the Nazis had humane feelings" for the plight of animals caught up in war. "It's about the First World War," I replied. "There...