WWI Issue

The Atlantic - WWI Issue

Coverage by Winston Churchill, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, W.E.B. DuBois, H.L. Mencken, and more—plus dramatic images and new essays

Essays

1. War Breaks Out

2. In the Trenches

3. The Home Front

4. A New World

Editor's Note

  • The American Idea at War

    One can draw a line from September 11, 2001, straight back to the decisions made by colonial mapmakers as the fighting raged in Europe 100 years ago.

Photo Essay

  • The Art of War

    As societies mobilized for an unexpected and undesired war, governments used posters as a propaganda tool.

Poetry

Video

The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

Video

What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

Video

Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

Video

Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

Video

How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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