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.

10/04/2017 05:31 AM
You’re in the Army Now. (Now Being the Year 5678.)
A century ago, training camp was the setting for the observance of the Jewish new year by dozens of new draftees.

09/20/2017 06:30 AM
The Awful Beauty of the ‘White War’
One of the most perilous and least known battlefields of the war was in the Dolomites. Corpses are still emerging.

09/14/2017 10:55 AM
Détente, Over a Cigarette
Against a wide field of horror, there were small kindnesses to be found, as The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial noted 100 years ago.

09/06/2017 04:38 AM
Czar Nicholas II, Under Arrest and Doomed to Die
One of the most famous photos from the Russian Revolution was published a century ago in The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial.

08/30/2017 04:04 AM
The Sodden, Haunted Fields of Flanders
The New York Times Mid-Week Pictorial devoted five full pages 100 years ago to the devastation of Flanders, the northern region of Belgium.

08/23/2017 05:00 AM
Russian Women Muster for a ‘Battalion of Death’
Following the first revolution of 1917, women were permitted to fight on the front lines.

08/09/2017 03:22 AM
An Inside Look at the Germans’ Deadly Bomber
The downing of Gotha aircraft over England in mid-1917 allowed the Allies to dissect the terrifying aircraft.

08/02/2017 04:47 AM
You’re in the Army Now — and at Gettysburg, No Less
More and more as the summer of 1917 passed, it became undeniable that America had entered a war of unparalleled dimension.

07/26/2017 07:45 AM
A Photographer Captures the Hellish Battle of Messines
Far from the staged depictions of orderly regiments, a nameless British photographer evoked the infernal crucible of warfare.

07/19/2017 09:36 AM
Keeping Up With the Army as It Marched on Its Stomach
Giant Thermos jugs on wheels were used to feed American troops in Europe.