Hague Conventions

European empires convened in 1899 and 1907 to draw up "Laws and Customs of War on Land" among those who signed the agreements.

Algerian Spahis in Artois

Spotlight on an illustration by French artist Charles Huard depicting Algerian colonial soldiers known as Spahis.

Historian Michael S. Neiberg on Ukraine and WWI

Neiberg, a member of the Museum and Memorial’s International Academic Advisory Board, reflects on four signposts from the First World War that provide a guide to the war in Ukraine and what might h

Balloons and Dirigibles in WWI

Like it did for tanks and gas masks, the First World War spurred scientists and engineers to make advancements in the field of “lighter-than-air” technology – balloons.


From the funny to the tragic, these short videos were created using archival film footage of the war, primarily from the U.S. Signal Corps.

The Origins of Veterans Day

In 1954, after the return of service personnel from World War II and the Korean War, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill rededicating Nov.

From the Philippines to Siberia

Corporal George Andrew Jensen went into service from Hastings, Neb., on Oct. 13, 1917. The recent donation of his service materials from Jensen’s relatives contains a wide variety of materials.

French Bomber Tail Assembly

National World War I Museum Board of Trustee Brad Bergman recently acquired an insignia-decorated section from a tail assembly fin of a French Breguet XVI B2 bomber and donated the object to the Mu