World War I (1914-18)

News about World War I (1914-1918). Commentary and archival information about World War I (1914-1918) from The New York Times.

04/18/2018 09:00 PM
1918: American Heroes Honored in France
Two American lieutenants, one from Yale, the other from Harvard, received France’s Croix de Guerre for bringing down two German airplanes.

01/30/2018 11:00 PM
1918: German Prisoners Are Overfed, Britons Say
During World War I, many in Britain complained that the German prisoners of war in the country were receiving far more generous rations than local residents were.

01/30/2018 04:19 AM
1918 Brought an Armistice, but Also a World of Death
A century ago, the war to end war came to an end. At the same time, Russia endured a vicious civil war, and the flu killed more people than all the battlefields of World War I.

12/25/2017 05:00 PM
1917: Americans Skate in No Man’s Land and Bait Enemy
American troops in World War I risked enemy fire to skate on a frozen canal in No Man’s Land. When the Germans began to shoot, the Americans took quick action to avoid being hit.

11/20/2017 06:35 AM
Immigrants in the Military
A historian writes that their service has not thwarted calls for immigration restrictions.

11/11/2017 10:57 PM
Queen Elizabeth II Delegates Wreath Ceremony to Prince Charles
Her decision on the Remembrance Sunday duty was seen as a significant step in the monarchy’s transition to its next generation.

11/11/2017 04:22 AM
Commemorating End of World War I, With Poppies and a Pause
Thousands gathered for Armistice Day events around the world, honoring the millions who died in World War I and those who have died in wars since.

11/10/2017 05:48 AM
Remembering the ‘Lost Battalion,’ 99 Years Later
The actor Stephen Lang has been working on rebuilding awareness about the U.S. soldiers in World War I, who were cut off from American forces, and the commander who led them.

11/09/2017 05:01 PM
How to Remember a War Without Glory?
Americans know too little about World War I — but exhibitions commemorating one of its bloodiest battles ask questions the country will soon need to grapple with.

11/09/2017 05:20 AM
When the War to End All Wars Doesn’t Do the Trick
New Yorkers thought the end of World War I meant everlasting peace, and so erected many monuments to that effect. Then World War II came along.