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Final Design Approved for National World War I Memorial In Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts approved the design for the new National World War I Memorial on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in September. The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has been working on the project since 2014.  That year, Congress authorized “appropriate sculptural and other commemorative elements, including landscaping, to further honor the service of […]

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World War One Casualty Rates

Author’s note: World War One casualty rates often vary from source to source. Those wounded or taken prison are grouped together under “casualty. ”Those who died of wounds or disease are group together under “killed.” Not all participants are listed. British Empire: 8.9 million mobilized; 908,371 killed; 2.1 million casualties Germany: 11 million mobilized; 1.7 million […]

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Race to the Sea

At the beginning of World War One, the predominate view was that the war would be over soon, even as early as Christmas. And perhaps it could have if events had gone differently. In the autumn of 1914, the Allies had won the First Battle of the Marne, saving Paris from falling to the Germans, but […]

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Austria-Hungary: The Lesser Known WW1 Central Power

A larger but lesser known, but equally important, member of the Central Powers was the Austro-Hungarian Empire.  The assassination of its archduke sparked World War One. The empire came into existence in 1867 when the Kingdom of Hungary and the Empire of Austria entered into a dual monarchy. The following year, the Kingdom of Croatia […]

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Physical, Medical and Age Requirements to Fight in World War One

In the movies, every man who volunteers for the army is accepted — usually because a character is destined for either glory or a senseless death.  During World War One, there was no shortage of eager men willing to fight.  These men all passed the military’s various requirements for service. Men joined the military for […]

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A List of the Nations Involved in World War One — Allies and Central Powers

When you think of World War One, what nations come to mind?  Germany, Great Britain and France? The Great War, however, was a world war and it involved many more nations. The following is the list of nations who participated in the conflict. The Central Powers: Germany Austria-Hungary Ottoman Empire Hejaz Cameroon German East Africa […]

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