WWI

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Fighter Pilot: Hermann Göring

    In 1918 the future Luftwaffe leader and Nazi war criminal was a 22-victory fighter ace and German war hero ...

  • HistoryNet Video

    VIDEO: How Armistice Day Became Veterans Day – Armchair Historian

    Griffin Johnsen, the Armchair Historian, explains how a celebration of peace became riots, reform, and remembrance....

  • MHQ Magazine

    D Day 1917

    Haig’s innovative plan to invade the Belgian coast may have been doomed from the start, but he had glimpsed the future, and someday his ideas would work...

  • MHQ Magazine

    What Happened at Celtic Wood?

    In October 1917, during the Passchendaele attacks, there occurred the most celebrated missing-persons case of World War I...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Pershing’s Eyes in the Sky

    As a freshly minted lieutenant in the Twelfth Aero Squadron, Robert Paradise took to the sky as one of the Army Air Service's early aerial observation pilots...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Jutland

    The clash of dreadnoughts was as gigantic as it was indecisive. Both sides were losers. Nonetheless, the battle was a turning point. John Keegan’s inspiration has been to focus on something too often overlooked: the experience of the...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Fokker Menace

    He was Oswald Boelcke, the German World War I ace, whose tactical rules are still observed. With good reason he is still remembered as "the father of air combat"...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Dismantling Bismark

    The Iron Chancellor won strategic security for Germany; his myopic successors threw it away...

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    Outfoxing the Allies in German East Africa

    Led by imaginative commander Paul Von Lettow-Vorbeck, vastly outnumbered German and native forces were able to tie down more than 300,000 Allied troops in East Africa during World War I....

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Great War’s Human Plight

    War does not much dis­criminate as to its choice of victims. Military strategists have often targeted noncombatants as a means of forcing issues. But the effects of pre-1914 conflicts on civilians paled in comparison to the two world...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The War Lover

    Manfred von Richthofen-the legendary ace of aces-had an explanation for his success: the "hunting fever." But in the end, the consummate hunter would allow himself to become the hunted. ...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Miraculous 75mm Gun

    At the 1914 Battle of the Marne, resolute French soldiers were finally able to stop Germany’s relentless march with a little help from ‘Mademoiselle Soixante-quinze.’ The once proud French army dug itself out of the...

  • MHQ Magazine

    “These Hideous Weapons”

    During the first winter of World War I, the rocky hills around Verdun developed a reputation for being consider­ably quieter than other sectors. The Ger­man and French high commands were occupied elsewhere–primarily to the north, in...

  • MHQ Magazine

    Massacre of the Innocents

    One of the enduring legends of the Great War, the singing attack of German students at the First Ypres is a curious mixture of fact and self-serving fiction–a cover-up that became a cornerstone of Nazi mythology. ...

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    Salonika

    The much derided and often forgotten Balkan sideshow would begin as yet another dreary trench stalemate–and end as one of the few brilliant campaigns of World War I...

  • MHQ Magazine

    From ‘Belgian Rattlesnakes’ to BARs

    The static fighting of World War I proved a catalyst for the development of an integral component of the modern mobile battlefield: the light machine gun...