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Do Countries Still Owe War Reparations?

In a recent article, MSNBC reports that several countries still owe reparations for the two world wars. Things came to a head in early March when Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tspiras, stated that Germany had "never properly paid reparations for the damage done."

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Documentary Preview - Into the Furnace: The Battle of Verdun

They called Verdun the Meat Grinder. The Furnace. Hell. When the fighting died down, almost a year after it began, French and German armies were back where they started -- minus close to one million men. The Battle of Verdun came to symbolize the senseless slaughter of the First World War... Learn more about Young Indy Documentaries.

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The UK Finishes Paying for the Great War

The UK Treasury recently redeemed its outstanding loan for World War I debts. It is estimated that the UK paid over $5 billion in interest for the nearly $3 billion it borrowed in 1917.

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WWI Officer's Trunk Found at School

The trunk of British Signal Officer, Lt. Hands was recently found tucked away in a school's storage closet. The preserved trunk is a time capsule into the daily life of Lt. Hand's time on the front. The trunk contained his uniform, trench maps, and newspaper clippings.

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Documentary Preview - Karl: The Last Habsburg Emperor

Karl, the last Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, was labeled a traitor and failure during his lifetime. His own people exiled him. Still, there has been recognition that perhaps Karl's short reign should be remembered for his unsuccessful yet sincere attempts to transform his empire and bring an end to World War I. ... Learn more about Young Indy Documentaries.

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How France has forgotten the Christmas truce soldiers

Memories of World War One can be seen everywhere in the quiet part of the Artois region in northern France where I was born. The war left a trail of cemeteries with well-tended lawns in the midst of fields. Crops now grow around the edges of these spaces where 20-year-old kids from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Great Britain and other countries lie.

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How to bake a First World War trench cake

During the First World War people in Britain would bake and post a fruit cake to loved ones on the front line. Some traditional cake ingredients were hard to come by.
There are no eggs in this recipe and vinegar was used to react with the baking soda to help the cake rise.

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Update Archive
Remembering World War I

Join us as we commemorate the Centennial of the Great War! Throughout the four year Centennial we will be highlighting the numerous battles and fronts where Young Indy saw action.

Wondering where Indiana Jones fits in with World War I? Check out our Young Indiana Jones: Volume II section to learn more about Indy's many roles in the Great War!

WWI Battle of the Month

Memories and discussions of World War I often take us to the Western Front of Europe where the fighting was brutal and revolutionary. Arguably, the best lessons and discussions come from the Western Front where millions of men lost their lives fighting for four long years over a few hundred miles of territory. In the tragedy that is World War I, it is easy to overlook that the war spread to other continents like Africa, remembered today as the “forgotten front.”

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WWI Fact of the Week
A Dangerous War

It is estimated that 19 million soldiers were wounded over the course of World War I.

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