Why couldn’t the crisis be resolved through diplomatic channels? A hundred years later, have we learned any lessons?
During World War I, Hartmannswillerkopf in Alsace was the scene of fierce battles between France and Germany. Now a memorial site will serve as a place of remembrance and reconciliation.
The WW1 cavalry charge broke Turkish defenses and led to conditions for British authority in the Middle East and the foundation of Israel in 1948. Israeli, Australian, and New Zealand leaders joined the commemorations.
The Russian Revolution has gone down in history as the victory of the workers and peasants over the czarist rulers. Few people realize the German kaiser was also involved: He gave aid to the Bolsheviks in 1917.
A dawn cannon salute has commemorated Passchendaele, one of World War I's worst battles. Top envoys for Britain, Germany and Belgium attended ceremonies for the more than half a million killed and maimed.
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