World War I Story Briefs

Even though Queen Victoria's descendants were on the thrones of Europe, those relatives were unable to prevent their countries from plunging into the chaos of war. This collection highlights what happened during the "forgotten war."

Just weeks after the Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918, America's deadliest train disaster occurs near Nashville, Tennessee. More than 100 people are k...

By the fall of 1918, Germans had endured four years of misery and loss. Citizens and military men alike were getting tired of the war - just like the...

During a June 28, 1914 visit to Sarajevo, Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated. The archduke's death is a precipitating cause of World...

Gavrilo Princip tries to commit suicide, after his fatal shooting of the Archduke and his wife, but the cyanide in the capsule he swallows is old, hen...

Driving through the streets of Sarajevo, the driver of Franz Ferdinand makes a wrong turn. This provides a potential assassin with a deadly opportunit...

A young girl is on a doomed ship but survives the Lusitania's sinking, along with her mother. She clutches a souvenir spoon throughout the awful ordea...

At the beginning of 1917, the Russian city ofSt.

Americans fighting in World War I were called doughboys.

Erich Maria Remarque's book was published in English with the title "All Quiet on the Western Front." It remains a popular story about the horrors of ...

Although a single torpedo penetratesLusitania, she is in peril almost immediately when a second, massive explosion occurs.

Soldiers in WWI trenches were at risk for shrapnel wounds which could severely damage their faces.

During World War I, one of the longest and most-vicious battles took place at Verdun, France. This image depicts a scene at Cote 304 (Hill 304). It i...

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