In Turkey, a Watery Grave Becomes a Park

Off the Gallipoli Peninsula, the remains of some two dozen British, French and Australian ships — World War I relics — are memorialized in an undersea park formed during the pandemic.

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The Harlem Hellfighters Were War Heroes. Then They Came Home to Racism.

An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

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‘At Night All Blood Is Black’ Wins International Booker Prize

“At Night All Blood Is Black,” a novel written by David Diop and translated by Anna Moschovakis, had already received rave reviews.

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Breaking Out of Prison With a Ouija Board and Some Clever Tricks

“The Confidence Men,” by Margalit Fox, recounts the elaborate true-life saga of two British officers who escaped from an Ottoman prison camp during World War I by brainwashing and manipulating their captors.

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Melting Glaciers Have Exposed Frozen Relics of World War I

Artifacts from the White War — a battle between Italian and Austro-Hungarian troops that took place in the forbidding heights of the Alps — are on their way to a museum.

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Our Pathetic Herd Immunity Failure

The United States is incapable of collective action.

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Fallen British Empire Soldiers Overlooked Because of Racism, Inquiry Finds

The graves of between 45,000 and 54,000 people who died in service during World War I did not receive proper memorials, the report said. At least 116,000 others were not commemorated at all.

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World War I Memorial in Washington Raises First Flag After Years of Wrangling

As the United States withdraws from its longest war, a memorial that recognizes one of its most complicated ones officially opens in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

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African-American Sacrifice in the Killing Fields of France

They fought and died as heroes for their country in World War I, only for segregation to persist.

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1918 Germany Has a Warning for America

Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.

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You’ve Got (Century-Old) Mail: Soldier’s Note Is Echo of World War I Era

The message with spidery writing, carrying details of German military drills, was found in eastern France in a capsule probably dropped by a carrier pigeon.

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Asbestos, a Quebec Mining Town, Will Change Name to Val-des-Sources

The Quebec town is home to one of the world’s largest former asbestos mines. Residents voted to rename the town Val-des-Sources, or Valley of the Springs.

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Did the U.S. Try to Assassinate Lenin in 1918?

In “The Lenin Plot” Barnes Carr tells the mostly unknown story of America’s intervention in the earliest days of the Soviet Union.

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Book Review: ‘War,’ by Margaret MacMillan

In “War: How Conflict Shaped Us,” Margaret MacMillan examines the impact of war, both bad and good.

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The Men Who Reinvented Philosophy for Turbulent Times

In “Time of the Magicians,” Wolfram Eilenberger tells the story of four philosophers — Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer and Heidegger — who altered the way we see reality.

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Trump Angrily Denies Report He Called Fallen Soldiers ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

The report, in The Atlantic, could be problematic for the president because he is counting on strong support among the military for his re-election bid.

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Coronavirus Critics’ Picks

Now is an excellent time to read about the 1918 flu. Or maybe just watch the Fast & Furious movies.

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The Women Doctors Who Fought to Serve in World War I

In “No Man’s Land,” Wendy Moore chronicles the remarkable story of two female physicians who founded and ran a military hospital in London.

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A Coronavirus Pandemic Is No Time to Let the Market Decide

When it comes to crucial medical supplies, cooperation, not competition, will save lives. History shows that it works.

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