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Review: ‘1917’ puts audiences on the battlefield Special

‘1917’ is a WWI drama in which the lives of more than 1000 men rely on two soldiers who must cross enemy lines to deliver a message that will prevent their imminent deaths.

Chemical warfare became weapon of mass destruction in WWI

For over 2,000 years, humans have sought ways to kill other humans. From throwing rocks to bashing each other's heads in, we eventually graduated to using natural and synthetic products, capable of death without being close and personal.

Battlefield 1 officially confirmed

Electronic Arts unveiled the first trailer for Battlefield 1 and it confirmed months of rumors that the game will be set during The Great War, World War I.

Fallen World War I solider helps with dysentery research

In the wake of Remembrance Day, a sample taken from a soldier killed during World War I is helping scientists tackle dysentery. The research is focused on a bacterial sample isolated from the soldier’s remains.

Op-Ed: Have we learned anything about global disease epidemics?

The headlines read the disease is taking a toll on health care workers. People are avoiding travel and crowded shopping centers. Lawmakers are calling for a ban on foreigners from infected countries entering the U.S. Everyone is afraid of catching it.

Ontario Lieutenant-Governor pens ode to Canadian military

Toronto - The wife of Ontario Lieutenant-Governor David Onley commemorated Canada's military last night by singing her husband's song We Are the People of the Maple Leaf.

Siegfried Sassoon war diaries published online

Cambridge - The diaries of war poet Siegfried Sassoon, who wrote many poems about the horrors of World War I, are being published online for the first time.

Blu-ray/DVD Essentials: World War I classics to ‘Transcendence’ Special

This edition of your essential guide includes the brilliant talents of such actors as Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Gary Cooper, Michael Pena, Jon Hamm, Diane Kruger, Daniel Radcliffe, Errol Flynn and Nia Long -- to name a few.

July 2014 World War I - 100 years on Special

The 100-year anniversary of World War I is on 28 July 2014 and the UK will commemorate this event. For the United Kingdom it signified the start of collapse of British Empire but it was perhaps more significant in being forerunner to World War II.

First World War 'sacred soil' ceremony

London - A ceremony has taken place in London to celebrate the arrival of "sacred soil" from 70 World War I battlefields in Belgium. The soil will be laid at a memorial garden designed by Belgian architect Piet Blanckaert.

Hand-painted World War I Memorial uncovered on Florida theatre

Clearwater - An old theatre in Florida is undergoing renovations. During the project, workers found a hand-painted memorial dedicated to honor local World War I veterans.

Photo Essay: Çanakkale, Turkey Special

Historic Çanakkale (pronounced “Chanekkaley”) is located on the strategic Marmara Sea and is the scene of a massive Turkish defense in World War I against English invaders and the reason for Anzac Day.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

Op-Ed: A visit to the District of Columbia World War I Memorial Special

Washington - The World War I Monument, one of the lesser known memorials in the District, is nestled near the Korean War Memorial on the National Mall, right across from the Martin Luther King Jr. monument.

Gunner Pearce's WWI diary given to the State Library of NSW Special

Sydney - The Trust Company Foundation donates the diary of Gunner Norman Pearce to the State Library of NSW. The diary describes the thoughts and feelings of the young soldier in the lead up to the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

'Compelling evidence' suggests Adolf Hitler fathered a French son

Adolf Hitler may be one of the most hated men in history, but one French woman is said to have loved the man, allegedly giving birth to the future Führer's lovechild.

Last known U.S. World War I veteran, Frank Buckles, dies at 110

The last known World War I veteran -- Frank Buckles -- died Sunday on his farm in West Virginia at the age of 110-years-old.

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Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are seen on August 4  2014 in Liege  Belgium  as th...
Britain's Prince William and wife Catherine are seen on August 4, 2014 in Liege, Belgium, as they attend commemorations marking 100 years since the invasion of Belgium by Germany at the start of World War I
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Members of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery fire 105mm Howitzers in a 100-gun salute duri...
Members of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery fire 105mm Howitzers in a 100-gun salute during a ceremony to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, in Wellington on August 4, 2014
Marty Melville, AFP
Two actors in French military uniforms hold a wreath during a ceremony to commemorate the two first ...
Two actors in French military uniforms hold a wreath during a ceremony to commemorate the two first deaths of World War I, in Joncherey, eastern France, on August 2, 2014
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