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

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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