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World War I

Who Was The Red Baron? Facts About The World War I 'Ace...

June 17, 2021

If the name Manfred von Richthofen doesn't ring a bell, it's probably because you know this World War I flying ace better by his more famous nickname, the Re...

The Easter Rising: Insurrection Within Ireland During W...

April 26, 2021

Irish Citizen Army group lined up outside ITGWU HQ under a banner proclaiming "We serve neither King nor Kaiser, but Ireland!" (National Library of Ireland on T...

History Of Corsets: How Corsets Became Popular And Were...

January 21, 2021

Modern Oddities by P. Pry Esq., Plate 1st: The Sleeves Curiously Cut, Ay There's the Villainy - vide Shakespeare, June 30, 1829. Artist William Heath. (Heritage...

History Of Tear Gas: When The U.S. Gassed Their Own Cit...

June 2, 2020

(Public domain/Wikimedia Commons) Tear gas, mace, pepper spray—we see them being used pretty much every day on the news without knowing exactly what they are....

History Of The Gas Mask: How Need Brought Us The Weirde...

April 1, 2020

The gas mask has come to be an international symbol of wartime atrocities, but it began as a tool for people tasked with unenviable and dangerous jobs. Long befor...

Spanish Flu: The Pre-Coronavirus Pandemic That Killed M...

March 4, 2020

Long before the coronavirus, the Spanish flu was one of the first recorded pandemics, infecting at least 27% of the Earth's population at the time and killing 3–5...

Old Photos Show What WWI Trench Warfare Really Looked L...

November 28, 2016

Thought of as the "war to end all wars," World War I left Europe in shambles, led to the deaths of over 9 million people, and drew in countries from every contine...

WWI Flight Training From 1918 (Original Footage)

November 11, 2016

The United States declared war on Germany in April of 1917 and began preparing a force to fight from the sky. Hundreds of cadets enrolled in flight schools in the United St...