World War One’s Miracle Christmas Truce

One hundred and five years ago tonight, on the first Christmas Eve of World War One, a curious thing happened. World War One, or the Great War, began in 1914. Like other long conflicts in history, many soldiers had gone to the battlefields enthusiastically, believing the war would be brief. When the first wave of…

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Recalled to Life

Though eight million men died in the Great War, they represented approximately a quarter of the total casualties. Death was far from an uncommon occurrence but a soldier was more likely to be gravely wounded than to die. The men who were plucked from the brink of death were not the same men who had…

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Propaganda Americana in the Great War

The word propaganda is considered to be negative: it suggests lying, exaggeration, and manipulation. But if propaganda can be defined as spreading information to support a cause, then it could be a good thing. Almost every country and organization uses some kind of propaganda. The U.S. began to use domestic propaganda in an organized way during World…

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