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Section 1: War Breaks Out in Europe

World War I Trench Warfare history/ worldwars/ wwone/ launch_vt_wwone_trench.shtml
Comprehensive source of information about trench warfare during World War I including a virtual tour of a trench system.

The First World War: Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand FWWoutbreak.htm
From the Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, a series of articles and biographies that trace the outbreak of World War I and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.

The Red Fighter Pilot by Manfred von Richthofen
From The War Times Journal, the complete text of The Red Fighter Pilot, the 1917 memoir of Manfred von Richthofen—known as the Red Baron—Germany's top aviator.

The Fateful Voyage of the Lusitania wars_conflicts/ 20_21_century/ 3027171.html
An interesting article that recounts the sinking of the British passenger ship Lusitania after it was torpedoed by a German U-boat.

U-Boat Attack sub.htm
A brief summary of Germany's use of U-boats and its policy of unrestricted warfare during World War I. Includes photos and an excerpt from the diary of a German U-boat commander.

Section 2: America Joins the Fight

The Doughboy Center: The Story of the American Expeditionary Forces dbc/
A section of the Great American War Society Web site that commemorates soldiers of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF). Features thorough historical articles, photos, biographies, memoirs, and firsthand accounts from soldiers.

World War I Remembered 1/hi/ special_report/ 1998/ 10/ 98/ world_war_i/ 197437.stm
From BBC News, an extensive special report that commemorates World War I, "the war to end all wars," through articles, statistics, soldiers' letters home, photos, and maps.

World War I: The Armistice Demands ~rdh/ wwi/ 1918/ prearmistice.html
Part of the World War I Document Archive. Includes the terms set forth by the Allies for the armistice, which Germany agreed to on November 11, 1918.

General John J. Pershing wgbh/ amex/ macarthur/ peopleevents/ pandeAMEX100.html
From PBS, a short biography of the life and military feats of General John J. Pershing.

Section 3: Life on the Home Front

American Women and the World War ~rdh/ wwi/ comment/ Clarke/ Clarke00TC.htm
The e-text of the 1918 book American Women and the World War by Ida Clyde Clarke. Includes information about women and liberty bonds, recreation, factory jobs, and state organizations.

Espionage Act FWWespionage.htm
From the Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia, a summary of the Espionage Act, with links to additional information about Eugene Debs and other leaders of the anti-war movement in the United States.

Chicago: Destination for the Great Migration exhibits/ african/ afam011.html
Part of the Library of Congress African-American Mosaic exhibit, this section recounts the history of African-American migration to Chicago during World War I. Includes maps, photos, and an excerpt from The Chicago Defender, the publication that motivated many African Americans to move north.

World War I Archive: George Creel magazines/ military_history/ 3026991.html
An article in Military History that tells about propagandist George Creel, the head of the Committee on Public Information, and how he worked to combat the anti-war sentiment in the United States during World War I.

Section 4: The Legacy of World War I

The League of Nations encnet/ refpages/ RefArticle.aspx?refid=761560118
In-depth encyclopedia article about the League of Nations.

The Emma Goldman Papers Goldman/ Exhibition/ deportation.html
Online exhibit and article about anarchist Emma Goldman.

The League of Nations Web Site 80256EE60057D930/ (httpPages)/ 1247483E6FED755A80256EF8004FE8FD?OpenDocument
An extensive resource that chronicles the history of the League of Nations and showcases many primary sources, including photos, cartoons, essays, posters, and documents.

The Versailles Treaty lawweb/ avalon/ imt/ menu.htm
E-text of the Versailles Treaty, as well as maps, cartoons, photos, and links to other World War I archives.