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.

06/21/2017 07:05 AM
Strike Up the Band! (Where Are the Crowds?)
A military band tried to sound a celebratory note after Péronne, France, was retaken from the Germans. But there was no disguising the horror.

06/14/2017 06:24 AM
America 'Was Born to Serve Mankind,’ Wilson Says
President Woodrow Wilson told the world 100 years ago that America stood with it. And foreign-born men returned the commitment.

06/07/2017 04:35 AM
A U-Boat Strikes and Terror Follows on the High Seas
The Mid-Week Pictorial of a century ago included dramatic photos of the last moments of a steamer that had been torpedoed by a German submarine.

05/31/2017 02:55 AM
‘Black Jack’ Pershing, Commander and Fanboy
Maj. Gen. John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe, was not too busy to request a dozen copies of his cover photo.

05/25/2017 08:21 PM
The Way They Kill Now
The child killers of modern Europe have no armies, no tanks or cannons at their disposal.

05/24/2017 05:10 AM
Its Flagstaff Light Aglow Again, a Park Is Ready for Memorial Day
The Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park is being relit, a prelude to a construction project that will give it more prominence.

05/23/2017 10:00 PM
British Officer or Tusken Raider?
As America established a wartime draft, British officers in Iraq dressed as if they were trying out for “Star Wars.”

05/17/2017 03:02 AM
Three Thousand Miles From the Western Front
France and Britain waged war against Germany far from northern Europe, successfully wresting its African colony of Kamerun, now Cameroon.

05/10/2017 01:24 AM
Trench Helmets Into Watering Pails
Amid page after page of wartime horror, the Mid-Week Pictorial often found room for tender — even amusing — domestic scenes.

05/03/2017 10:23 AM
Something to Smile About in Northern France
Household by household, families in northern France emerged into the daylight of liberation after three years of German occupation.