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Overlooked No More: Marthe McKenna, Nurse Who Spied for the British in World War I

Overlooked No More: Marthe McKenna, Nurse Who Spied for the British in World War I

Marthe McKenna spied on the Germans during World War I for almost two years by working as a nurse in a military hospital.
The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: A Pilgrimage to Ypres

The 52 Places Traveler: The 52 Places Traveler: A Pilgrimage to Ypres

Clockwise from top right: Ypres Cloth Hall; a display at In Flanders Fields Museum; "ComingWorldRememberMe" exhibition by the artist Koen Vanmechelen at Palingbeek Park; graves at Tyne Cot Cemetery.
International Herald Tribune: 1918: Germans No Longer Believe in Victory

International Herald Tribune: 1918: Germans No Longer Believe in Victory

A German soldier told Americans that his compatriots had given up expectation of victory in World War I.
Grace Notes: A Hundred Years Ago, High Tech Was a Paint Job

Grace Notes: A Hundred Years Ago, High Tech Was a Paint Job

Tauba Auerbach, an artist, at Brooklyn Bridge Park in front of the John J. Harvey, a former Fire Department boat that she painted in a style meant to mimic dazzle painting, a form used during World
At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

A Marine sits in a sandbagged guard post in Iraq in 2007.
At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

A Marine sits in a sandbagged guard post in Iraq in 2007.
At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

At War: The History Behind the Graffiti of War

A Marine sits in a sandbagged guard post in Iraq in 2007.
Economic View: Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore

Economic View: Once Cut, Corporate Income Taxes Are Hard to Restore

Tax rates on corporate profits rose sharply during World War II. Here, in 1942, guns used by the United States military are assembled in a Firestone Tire & Rubber plant in Akron, Ohio.
Dear Mom, the War’s Going Great

Dear Mom, the War’s Going Great

An American soldier in France writing a letter home during World War I.
Overlooked No More: Maria Bochkareva, Who Led Women Into Battle in WWI

Overlooked No More: Maria Bochkareva, Who Led Women Into Battle in WWI

Maria Bochkareva, a Russian army officer, personally petitioned the Czar, via telegram, to allow her to serve.
Overlooked No More: Maria Bochkareva, Who Led Women Into Battle in WWI

Overlooked No More: Maria Bochkareva, Who Led Women Into Battle in WWI

Maria Bochkareva, a Russian army officer, personally petitioned the Czar, via telegram, to allow her to serve.
International Herald Tribune: 1918: American Heroes Honored in France

International Herald Tribune: 1918: American Heroes Honored in France

Two American Lieutenants were awarded the French Croix de Guerre.
International Herald Tribune: 1918: German Prisoners Are Overfed, Britons Say

International Herald Tribune: 1918: German Prisoners Are Overfed, Britons Say

Britons were outraged over the generous rations given to German prisoners of war.
1918 Brought an Armistice, but Also a World of Death

1918 Brought an Armistice, but Also a World of Death

American soldiers advancing against German positions in 1918. President Woodrow Wilson’s dictation of conditions for peace at the end of World War I was a sign of the dominant role the United States
1918 Brought an Armistice, but Also a World of Death

1918 Brought an Armistice, but Also a World of Death

American soldiers advancing against German positions in 1918. President Woodrow Wilson’s dictation of conditions for peace at the end of World War I was a sign of the dominant role the United States
Australia Finds Wreck of World War I Submarine, Solving a 103-Year Enigma

Australia Finds Wreck of World War I Submarine, Solving a 103-Year Enigma

The underwater autonomous vehicle used in the successful search for the AE1 submarine.
Halifax Journal: Century After Halifax’s Great Explosion, City Marks Anniversary

Halifax Journal: Century After Halifax’s Great Explosion, City Marks Anniversary

Halifax’s harbor after the explosion in December 1917. The blast leveled much of the north end of the city and killed about 2,000 people.