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Assassin who sparked WWI gets statue in Belgrade

Belgrade - A statue of a Bosnian Serb nationalist whose assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand 101 years ago sparked World War I, and who is seen here as an icon of Serb patriotism, was inaugurated here Sunday.The two-meter (6.

Reconciliation spirit heals pain on Gallipoli's sands

Kayseri - Australian retired major Robert Freebairn, his jacket festooned with medals, looks out across the sands of Gallipoli at the rising sun and thinks of his great uncle charging into Ottoman lines as a member of the Anzac regiments 100 years ago.

Thousands remember Anzac heroism on Gallipoli centenary

- Thousands of Australians and New Zealanders on Saturday thronged the beaches of Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula to remember the heroism and sacrifice of their forefathers in the World War I campaign against the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.

Police out in force for Anzac ceremonies in Australia

Sydney - Police Friday vowed a heavy security presence as Australia prepares to honour its war dead at Anzac Day commemorations a week after an alleged terror plot was foiled.

Turkey pays homage to Allied 'heroism' at Gallipoli

Istanbul - Turkish leaders on Thursday paid homage to the "heroism" of Allied troops who lost to forces of the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago at the Battle of Gallipoli.

Gallipoli battlefield place of veneration for modern Turks

- Osman Eksi, a 28-year-old Turkish firefighter, surveys the World War I monuments on the Gallipoli peninsula and wonders if there would have been a post-Ottoman Turkey if his forefathers had not shown such heroism.

Belgium marks anniversary of WWI gas attack

Brussels - Belgium marked the 100th anniversary Wednesday of the first large-scale use of chemical weapons on the battlefield with calls for greater efforts to ban the use of poisonous gas.

The disastrous WWI Gallipoli campaign

Istanbul - A century ago, Allied troops waded ashore on the Gallipoli peninsula at the start of an ill-fated land campaign to wrest the Dardanelles Strait from the Ottoman Empire.

Chinese war hero Australia's top Gallipoli sniper

Sydney - Billy Sing earned the nicknames "The Murderer" and "The Assassin" as a deadly sniper who shot more than 200 Ottoman troops during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

WWI Ypres gas attack sears the memory 100 years on

Ypres - One hundred years ago, a green cloud of chlorine gas drifted gently towards Allied trenches around Ypres, promising an agonising death as Germany sought to break the bloody stalemate World War I had become.

Pope in New Year call for peace, teases 'noisy' Mexicans

- Pope Francis ushered in 2015 in typically unpredictable style on Thursday, launching an appeal for an end to war before light-heartedly teasing the many Mexicans in the crowd at St Peter's Square.

Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI

Ablain-saint-nazaire - President Francois Hollande opened a huge, elliptical memorial Tuesday carrying the names of nearly 600,000 fallen soldiers of all nationalities in an emotional ceremony in northern France marking the end of the devastating First World War.

Australia, N.Zealand mark 100 years since first troops left for WWI

Sydney - Australia and New Zealand on Saturday marked 100 years since their first convoy of troops left for the battlefields of World War I, with thousands attending events to commemorate the "heavy day in history".

'Miracle' of the Marne: the WWI battle that changed history

Paris - At the start of September 1914, after just one month of war in Europe, the German army were at the gates of Paris. The word on the street was that emperor Wilhelm II had already booked a dinner table on the Champs-Elysees.

World leaders mark outbreak of WWI

Li - World leaders on Monday commemorated the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I by warning of lessons to be learned in the face of today's many crises, including Ukraine.

World leaders to mark WWI outbreak in Belgium

Li - Government leaders and royalty will gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914.

French, German leaders pay emotional tribute to WWI fallen

Hartmannswiller - French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck paid emotional tributes Sunday to the millions of soldiers who died during World War I, exactly 100 years after Germany declared hostilities against France.

France, Germany remember first soldiers killed in WWI

Joncherey - Descendants of two soldiers from France and Germany who were the first fatalities of World War I gathered in eastern France on Saturday for a ceremony marking the centenary of their deaths.

Putin says world should draw lessons from WWI

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday slammed political ambitions that he said threatened peace in Europe as he paid tribute to Russian soldiers who died during World War I.

Sarajevo marks 100 years since shots that sparked Great War

Sarajevo - Bosnia marked 100 years since the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo that sparked World War I, but the divisive legacy of the gunman Gavrilo Princip meant Serbs shunned the event.

Sarajevo remembers spark for Great War

Sarajevo - Sarajevo marks 100 years since the assassination that triggered World War I on Saturday, but without the leaders of Europe and with its people still torn over the legacy of that fateful day.

WWI looms large at Ypres EU summit

Ieper - A scene of carnage in World War I, the small Belgian town of Ypres is a warning written in blood for EU leaders Thursday of what happens when statesmen fail to preserve the peace.

Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over genocide

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing Turkey of showing "utter denial" in failing to recognise the massacres...

WWI shell kills two in Belgium

Brussels - Two workers were killed Wednesday by the explosion of a World War I shell near the Belgian town of Ypres, site of some of the bloodiest battles in the conflict, officials said.Two other men were hurt, one left fighting for his life, after they disturbe...

Far from the front, WWI's heavy civilian toll

Berlin - Far from the trenches and horrors of combat, European civilians paid a heavy price in hunger and privation during World War I that left many hundreds of thousands dead.In the capitals of Europe the march to war in 1914 drew jubilant crowds into the str...

Your country needs you: propaganda a potent weapon in 'total war'

Paris - As the bombs and grenades ripped through the trenches, the Great Powers were also waging another deadly battle, using the power of words and images to recruit, cajole and shock in "the first modern propaganda war"."Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great W...

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

Paris - "It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood."The line from Shakespeare's Macbeth might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I.As the guns fell silent in 1918, the victors all agreed on one thing: Germany must pay.How much was...

From gas to submarines, WW1 was crucible for deadly innovation

Paris - Fighter aircraft, tanks, submarines, heavy artillery: the horrors of warfare between 1914 and 1918 were a crucible for deadly technological innovation, including the poison gas that came to symbolise the barbarity of the conflict.When World War I broke...

Fifty-two months of hell, from WWI outbreak to Armistice

Paris - World War I's deadliest and most decisive battles were fought in Europe, on the Western Front slashed through the muddy fields of northern France.It was there, on a more than 700-kilometre (435-mile) line linking the North Sea to the Vosges mountains, ...

Fear, death and futility: the hell of WWI trench warfare

Paris - For three years during World War I, millions of soldiers holed up in a warren of trenches, fighting and dying in nightmarish conditions along a barely moving frontline.For the French, British, Germans and others fighting this futile fight, the rain, bi...
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Newly renovated WWI Memorial dedicated to the District of Columbia residents who served in World War...
Newly renovated WWI Memorial dedicated to the District of Columbia residents who served in World War I. You can see much of the foliage has been removed.
The World War One diary of Gunner Norman Pearce who was killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
The World War One diary of Gunner Norman Pearce who was killed at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.
Memorial for District of Columbia residents that served in WWI; this was taken in 2008 prior to a bi...
Memorial for District of Columbia residents that served in WWI; this was taken in 2008 prior to a big renovation project that was completed in Nov. 2011. It was hidden behind overgrown bushes and trees.
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The Miyazaki Maru was torpedowed by the German u-boat, U-88 on May 31, 1917, 150 miles (241.5km) west of the Scilly Isles while on a voyage from Yokohama to London.
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The Dumbells Concert Party members in uniform, circa 1918.
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