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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters

    Cheatham Annex celebrates 71 years of service to fleet, family and fighters
    WILLIAMSBURG – It sits in a corner of York County, just off Route 199, next to the York River in the heart of the “Historic Triangle”—Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. The land is rich in history, from the first settlers in the...
  • Review: 'Some Desperate Glory' by Max Egremont

    Review: 'Some Desperate Glory' by Max Egremont
    The cataclysmic destruction of World War I inspired, altered and, in too many cases, stilled the voices of great British poets. More than an anthology, less than a group biography, Max Egremont's "Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew"...
  • Here's how it's done-2

    When, for a change of pace, I turned last week to actually good prose, a few of you suggested that I might make such an excursion a regular feature. Let's give it a try.  Here is an extract from Adam Gopnik's "The Back of the World: The Troubling Genius...
  • Why the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has many names

    Some people call it the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. Others call it the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. Why does the Al Qaeda splinter group have more than one name? Because the group, which in recent days has seized large...
  • Iraqi, Syrian insurgents declare a caliphate

    IRBIL, Iraq The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday the establishment of the Muslim caliphate and declared that its leader is Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the current head of ISIS. The declaration made official what many observers had expected, a...
  • 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...
  • Study of cliff swallows' flight tactics could help design missile guidance systems

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. They sing gently outside our windows, these soaring symbols of nature's grace. But sometimes birds' behavior is more consistent with a war movie than a Disney film. A new University of North Carolina study involving cliff swallows...
  • ‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ upends the combat video game

     
    A tale of World War I, inspired partly by letters exchanged by soldiers and loved ones, “Valiant Hearts” is the […]...
  • Sam Worthington, Hugh Dancy, Charles Dance Sign For 'Deadline Gallipoli'

    SHANGHAI - Sam Worthington ("Avatar," "Somersault") Hugh Dancy ("Hannibal"), Charles Dance ("Game of Thrones") and Rachel Griffiths ("Six Feet Under") head the cast of "Deadline Gallipoli," a high-profile Australian mini-series which began shooting today....
  • 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...
  • Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?

    Diana of the Dunes: Skinny-dipping socialite or environmentalist?
    On a Monday morning in July 1916, Tribune readers woke to find a curious story vying for Page 1 space with the latest news from World War I and a triple homicide in Lake Forest. A woman in her mid-30s named Alice Gray had eschewed civilization to live...