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World War 1. Allies Day, May 1917. Childe Hassam, oil on canvass, 1917 Smithsonian, Washington, DC, US History
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In memory of Ablseaman William Christopher fielding.  Popular

Tribute page to my Greatgrand-father who served in the MN during WW1. Site contains a database useful to those seeking their loved one's lost during World Wars and contains several links to naval and maritime related sites. 'MN Message Board' adds to the utility of this site. To keep a record of mariners who lost their lives during the World Wars, submit particulars on 'Merchant seamen lost at sea tribute page'.
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A Splendid Little War  Popular

Chronology of the war from the NYPL's Online Exhibition of the Spanish-American War
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Aces and Aircraft of World War I  Popular

A comprehensive database on World War I aviation. Aces, aircraft, medals, forum, news, links
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BBC - History - World War One  Popular

stories, timelines, photos ect from WW1
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Encyclopaedia of the First World War  Popular

Includes a timeline of the war, a look at the political and military leaders
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First World War.com  Popular

Read a collection of source documents detailing origins, treaties, major speeches, personalities
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HELLFIRE CORNER  Popular

A collection of articles on various aspects of the Great War, mainly relating to the British and Empire
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Letters from the War  Popular

The following letters are from Lloyd Maywood Staley (my grandfather) to his sweetheart Mary Beatrice Gray
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NAVIES of WORLD WAR 1  Popular

information about the world-wide navies and naval battles of World War I
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Navies, Warships, World War 1, 2, and Falklands War  Popular

Comprehensive guide to twentieth century naval history by a published naval author
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Photos of the Great War  Popular

Online gallery of World War I photographs
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The Great War  Popular

A joint US/UK co-production on the course and impact of the First World War
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The Great War Web Site  Popular

A collection of general information on World War I, including bibliographies and links
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The Great War, 1914 - 1918  Popular

Provides a detailed chronology of the war and information about the involvement of the 36th
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The Medical Front, WWI  Popular

This Section of WWI/WWW is concerned with all Medical aspects, Military and Civilian, of the Great War
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The War with Spain  Popular

Various documents including campaign listings, statistical information, army nurses, Buffalo soldiers
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The World War I Document Archive  Popular

This archive of primary documents from World War I has been assembled by volunteers of the World War I Military History List
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World War 1  Popular

On this site you can get basic information on the War, in a graphical Interface.
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World War 1 Naval Combat  Popular

World War 1 Naval warfare including the Battles of Jutland, Coronel and the Falklands, the scuttling of the German fleet at Scapa Flow and warships sunk
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1863: Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's raid on the North is dealt a serious blow when a large part of his force is captured as they try to escape across the Ohio River at Buffington Island, Ohio.

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