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To honor the centennial of World War I, We present a series of articles on the war, posted exactly 100 years after their publication.

In 1915, the magazine was eager to cover what it recognized would be a world-changing event. Over the next four years it commissioned writers to report on the war both in the Allied capitals and at the front lines. Very little of this material has been reprinted since its original publication a century ago.

The Great War: December 12, 1914

In this week’s dispatch from the German lines, Irvin S. Cobb reports on a crude device the French were using and excuses for increased collateral damage. More

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The Great War: November 21, 1914

A German defends his country’s invasion of Belgium and a Canadian woman faces the scorn and pity of her neighbors after saving her husband from More

The Great War: October 31, 1914

The Post publishes its first piece of World War I fiction, a war reporter experiences in Belgium, and a U.S. senator predicts an economic boom. More

two Parisian women in furs and hats, winter 1914 fashion
The Great War: October 24, 1914

A former prime minister pleads his country’s case, a journalist shares his POW story, and American fashionistas cope with Parisian withdrawal. More

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The Great War: October 10, 1914

A forgotten American humorist returns to turmoil in Belgium, the war finds an unofficial theme song, and a doctor’s optimistic prediction of death is proved More

Belgian refugees from Ostend
The Great War: October 3, 1914

A Post war correspondent gets swept up with Belgian refugees fleeing the advancing German army, Americans become desperate to get home, and tragedy jars the More

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