Australian Infantry Uniform and Equipment

When the Australian Imperial Force was formed soon after the beginning of World War I in August 1914, a mobilization not only of men and women to serve on the war front and the home front had to oc

First Usage of Poison Gas

An archival collection (viewable through the Museum's online collections database) recently acquired by the Museum examines this new warfare from the experience of a German officer and gas school i

Armenian and Syrian Relief Fund

Pamphlets in the Museum’s archival collection depict advertising the efforts of various American relief organizations and soliciting funds to ease the suffering of several predominately Christian m

Carruthers Field Air Service Memento

This unusual object measuring 25.5 inches by 30 inches is airplane fabric, covered with drawings of planes, patriotic symbols including eagles in flight and two female attractions.

Vestal Virgin's Costume

Recently added to the collection of the National World War I Museum and Memorial is a piece of the Memorial's own history.

Sojourn in Salonica

In an effort to support Serbia and keep Bulgaria out of the war, Britain and France transferred forces from their operations against the Turks at Gallipoli to the neutral country of Greece, landing

Bulgaria Prisoner of War Camp Scrapbook

The Museum recently acquired a scrapbook that helps to tell the story of the Bulgarian prisoner of war camp in Central Bulgaria at Philippopolis, Plovdiv in Bulgarian, that held approximately 5,000

Ottoman Empire Souvenir Snake

Thissouvenir beaded “snake,” from the service of Cyril H. Gaudreau (also spelled Goodrow), U.S. Naval Reserve, Seaman 2nd Class; U.S. S.C. #128 (Sub Chaser) and U.S.

Wilson's War Proclamation

Temporarily on loan from the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., Woodrow Wilson signed Presidential Proclamation 1364 concerning the Declaration of War against Germany

Loos Football

Temporarily on display in the Main Gallery, the Loos Football is on loan from the collections of the London Irish Rifles Association.

German (Prussian) Officer's Overcoat

Recently added to the Museum and Memorial's collection, this German officer's overcoat (called a paletot) is a light gray overcoat made of fine wool that was worn by a Hauptmann (Captain) of the 21

SECRET - List of Coded Words

The military has used codes and ciphers for years, but the use and complexity of codes skyrocketed during World War I.

Ruses and Snares

Training Circular No. 21 “Ruses and Snares of the Enemy when Retreating” was used by the 77th Division at Camp Upton in early 1918 to train soldiers before going to France.