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Bisbee hosts remembrances of infamous deportation of union miners

Sunday, Bisbee wound up a week-long commemoration of the forced removal of nearly 1,300 striking miners from their homes 100 years ago. The event, known as the Bisbee Deportation, was "the biggest mass kidnapping in American history" but hasn’t always been well known, even to people who grew up in the area.... Read more»

Analysis

How WWI made combat even more terrible

Analysis: The 'Great War' introduced mechanized technology and the soulless calculus of attrition into warfare.... Read more»

Analysis

Why WWI is so often forgotten in America

Analysis: The "Great War" is often overshadowed by World War II and later wars.... Read more»

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How British promises sowed the seeds of today's Israel-Palestine bloodshed

Gaza and Jerusalem were promised to both the Arabs and the Jews. They're still fighting nearly a century later.... Read more»

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Sarajevo centennial: Today's turbulence a legacy of WWI

The tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today.... Read more»

Analysis

Why World War I still matters, 100 years after it began

One hundred years ago, on the morning of June 28, 1914, a slight, 19-year-old Serbian nationalist raised a small pistol. He fired at the motorcade of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie, killing them both and triggering a chain reaction as the world’s empires reacted to the murders. Within 37 days, the world was at war.... Read more»

World War I still etched into European psyche

Later this week, the world will mark 100 years since the assassination of an Austrian prince in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo dragged the great powers of the time into a conflict they called "the war to end all wars." ... Read more»

The Eleventh Hour

What we can learn from the Great War and the 'Petty Peace that followed'

Commentary: Many of the crises we face today follow from what was done — and not done — after ‘the eleventh hour’ ended World War I.... Read more»

Analysis: The Unraveler

2014 and the hundred years war

It began inauspiciously enough — a prosaic start to the year that would launch the bloodiest war the world had ever known; one which, in one form or another, has raged on in different, ever more insidious forms for a century now. The idea that World War I can be viewed merely between 1914 and 1918 is absurd. It is the war that has never ended. The events of a century ago continue to define the modern world and drive its bloody conflicts.... Read more»

Memorial Day: 5 historical facts to know this weekend

There will be barbecue and maybe, you'll spend a few moments to reflect on what Memorial Day is really about: remembering those who gave their lives in service. But the national holiday, celebrated since 1868, is more than just a long weekend to kick off the summer.... Read more»

Last known WWI vet dies at 110

Florence Green, the world’s last known veteran of the First World War, passed away at the age of 110 in King's Lynn, England.... Read more»1