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At War: ‘Swat the Kaiser’ and Stork Stands: The History of Army Physical Fitness

At War: ‘Swat the Kaiser’ and Stork Stands: The History of Army Physical Fitness

Soldiers completing the final obstacle of a training course at Camp Edwards in Massachusetts in 1942.
At War: ‘Swat the Kaiser’ and Sprinting in Combat Boots: The History of Army Physical Fitness

At War: ‘Swat the Kaiser’ and Sprinting in Combat Boots: The History of Army Physical Fitness

Soldiers participating in a badge test approach the finish line of a two-mile run on Fort Bragg in North Carolina in 2011.

International Herald Tribune: 1919: France Finds Thousands of Telegrams Not Sent During WWI

An investigation concluded that the country’s telegraphic service had been responsible for “scandalous abuses,” delaying as many as 40,000 messages per day.
Woodrow Wilson and ‘the Ugliest of Treacheries’

Woodrow Wilson and ‘the Ugliest of Treacheries’

Woodrow Wilson, center, in Europe for business relating to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.
40-Foot Cross Divides a Community and Prompts a Supreme Court Battle

40-Foot Cross Divides a Community and Prompts a Supreme Court Battle

Fred Edwords, one of the plaintiffs in the case, said the memorial in Bladensburg, Md., “sends a message of Christian favoritism and exclusion of all others.”

1919: Hollywood’s Boom Year

A century ago, the struggle between stars and studios shaped the future of the movies.
Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory

Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory

A World War I-era German hand grenade that was found among a shipment of French potatoes bound for a factory in Hong Kong.
Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory

Potato or Hand Grenade? A Rusty Bombshell at a Chip Factory

A World War I-era German hand grenade that was found among a shipment of French potatoes bound for a factory in Hong Kong.

International Herald Tribune: 1918: President Wilson Gets Lost in Paris

Visiting France in the month after victory in World War I, President Woodrow Wilson and his wife found themselves needing directions from two boys in the street.

How Peter Jackson Made WWI Footage Seem Astonishingly New

The director restored archival combat film to pristine clarity for “They Shall Not Grow Old.”
International Herald Tribune: 1918: Belgian King Returns Home After World War I

International Herald Tribune: 1918: Belgian King Returns Home After World War I

King Albert of Belgium and his family received an enthusiastic greeting when they returned to Brussels.
Canada Letter: Justin Trudeau’s Official Fixer-Upper

Canada Letter: Justin Trudeau’s Official Fixer-Upper

The security cameras are on, but no one’s ever home at the prime minister’s official residence in Ottawa.
The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight

The Struggle to Stay Human Amid the Fight

Kirk Douglas as Colonel Dax in “Paths of Glory.”

‘Patriotism Is the Exact Opposite of Nationalism,’ Macron Says

President Emmanuel Macron of France spoke about the dangers of nationalism in a speech commemorating the anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. In attendance was President Trump, who
The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

Members of the ambulance training corps in Allentown, Pa., during World War I, a time when vaccinations were very limited.
The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

The Checkup: The War to End All Measles

Members of the ambulance training corps in Allentown, Pa., during World War I, a time when vaccinations were very limited.
See How New York Celebrated Veterans Day

See How New York Celebrated Veterans Day

Thousands of veterans, active military members, reserve personnel and supporters marched up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan for New York City’s annual Veterans Day Parade.
Remembering the End of World War I, in Photos

Remembering the End of World War I, in Photos

President Trump attended a ceremony on Sunday at Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris.
Remembering the End of World War I, in Photos

Remembering the End of World War I, in Photos

President Trump attended a ceremony on Sunday at Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris.
Trump’s Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe

Trump’s Nationalism, Rebuked at World War I Ceremony, Is Reshaping Much of Europe

President Trump arriving at Suresnes American Cemetery outside Paris on Sunday as part of the commemoration the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.