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World War I (1914-1918)

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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Consider diplomatic options in Iraq

    The 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, in Sarajevo, Bosnia, is Saturday. The event ignited long-simmering conflicts that triggered the start of World War I. The...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...