World War One

Videos
Banned under international law, chemical weapons are still making it onto the battlefield today. This is how their use developed throughout the 20th Century, before being deployed in Syria.
Books
Could a star-studded movie provide some moral impetus for ceasing a bit of the fire in Syria? Iraq? The Ukraine? Probably not.
Culture & Arts
Dutch performance group Hotel Modern, along with sound designer and composer Arthur Sauer, have created a fascinating, innovative and riveting miniature reenactment of World War I, using an imaginative mix of toy soldiers and tiny landscapes, along with a mélange of media and soundscape.
Impact
Although we do not often hear about the role of the U.S. military in feeding the hungry, it's a mission that goes back many years. It makes sense too because where there is war there is hunger.
Culture & Arts
When Liberty Memorial, a towering 217-foot-tall structure was finally unveiled in 1926 (all just a stone's throw from Kansas
Parenting
It was time for me to tell my son the story behind the little red poppies. I turned off the soccer match and explained to my son why the poppy has long been associated with the Armistice and honoring veterans.
Books
American soldiers didn't get condoms; British soldiers didn't get boots.
Books
Can a WWI novel shame the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs into caring for the spotters, coordinators, trainers, and advisors who have to deal with the convert-or-die genocides of ISIS?
Politics
From the crucible of the Great War that was sprinting towards a full boil 100 years ago this month, these chapters, taken together, illuminate how that war continues to shape not only our world in a lofty, conceptual way, but in today's headlines.
Books
This morning, on the one hundred year anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany and entry in what was to be known as The Great War, I attended a memorial Eucharist at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.
Videos
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed the world and the current state of affairs on 'Face The Nation' Sunday, saying "the world is a mess."
New York
In truth, there are scores of mice in Farmer Al's cartoons (as in other Terrytoons), but they are not mighty. The mightiness is reserved for the more or less human character at their center, not mighty as a character -- he is an oft-besieged man -- but mighty as a star.
The World Post
The men accused of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are conducted into the court room. ( Hulton
Videos
The international conflict that broke out in 1914 had a lasting effect on the world's champagne industry.
Politics
Would Winston Churchill have sent troops in to stop Vladimir Putin's grab for the Crimea? Those still calling for military action love to draw parallels with Churchill's early and unyielding opposition to Hitler during the run-up to World War II.
Culture & Arts
April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we remember and celebrate the places that mean the most to us. This year's theme is commemorative monuments.
Impact
We know that hundreds of millions of hungry and sick people around the world is not peace. It is certainly not the peaceful world that veterans of World War One hoped to see come about.
Books
Toby turns out to have more than one secret to keep, this time from her. What is the price of silence?
Culture & Arts
See a slideshow of images below, and let us know what you think of this project in the comments section. Photographers Arthur
Culture
Filmmakers and novelists have long been fascinated by the way the optimistic, sunlit, pre-1914 Europe of emperors in plumed helmets and hussars on parade so quickly turned into a mass slaughterhouse on an unprecedented scale.