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American Philanthropy and WWI

The Rise of Giving

Faced with the catastrophic impact of World War I, many Americans were moved to greater generosity. People from all backgrounds played an important role in providing relief to Europe, the Middle East
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An Immersive Tour

Trenches of WWI

One of the most common images associated with World War I is the trench. View this narrated, immersive tour of the Museum's trench displays on Google Arts & Culture and learn the history of trench
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The Volunteers

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I examines the stories of the young men and women who transformed the meaning of volunteerism. Prompted by altruism, personal ambition, a search for adventure
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A Guided Journey through WWI History

Curator's Tour

Explore highlights of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with this narrated, immersive tour of the galleries, guided by our Curator of Education.
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WWI A-Z

From Animals to Zeppelins, this A-Z Guide helps viewers better understand the “War that Shaped the 20th Century.”
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Make Way for Democracy!

In an era of federal segregation, the national call as “champions of the rights of mankind” rang hollow. Many African Americans saw the war as an opportunity to redefine their U.S. citizenship and
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Immersive Tour of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Architectural Tour

Explore the architecture of the National WWI Museum and Memorial with a narrated tour of this National Historic Landmark.
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The Poster: Visual Persuasion in WWI

In WWI, the poster, previously a successful medium for commercial advertising, was recognized as a means of spreading national propaganda with near unlimited possibilities. Learn more about posters,
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Home Before the Leaves Fall

Home Before the Leaves Fall explores the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the July Crisis and the opening months of the Great War through an examination of images, objects, video and audio
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The Christmas Truce, Winter 1914

On Christmas Eve of 1914, along parts of the Western and Eastern fronts in Europe, a spontaneous truce was declared among the weary, entrenched combatants of World War I. Was this a miracle? Was it a
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From the Homefront to the Frontlines

War Fare

It unites us, divides us and is one of the most effective weapons in war: the control (and cooking) of food. The National WWI Museum and Memorial addresses an often overlooked aspect of the war: food.
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On November 11, 1918, after four years of horrific fighting and the loss of millions of lives, the guns on the Western Front fell silent. The global reaction was one of mixed emotions: relief,