WWI ghost fleet becomes first US national marine sanctuary since 2000 | AFP

In a quiet inlet halfway down the Potomac Rover in Maryland rest the skeletal remains of more than 100 wooden steamships, hastily built for World War I and then abandoned. Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated the area in which theY lie – Mallows Bay – a national marine sanctuary, the first designation since 2000.

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Peter Jackson understands ‘R’ rating for his WWI documentary

(19 Dec 2018) Peter Jackson’s innovative World War I documentary shows that many British soldiers made it to the front lines when they were just 15 or 16 years old. Teens that age now won’t be able to see “They Shall Not Grow Old” in theatres without a parent, but Jackson says he understands the MPAA’s R rating. (Dec. 19)

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Trump touts White House commitment to veterans

(15 Nov 2018) Days after he was criticized for canceling a trip to a WWI cemetery in Paris and not visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day, President Donald Trump honored the nation’s veterans and touted his administration’s commitment. (Nov. 15)

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Moroccan king power naps during Macron’s WWI centenary speech

While world leaders marked the centenary of the end of WWI, the gravity of the occasion proved too much for some, as the king of Morocco was filmed dozing off during the ceremony, seemingly irking the US president in the process. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9idk

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Armistice Day: World leaders mark 100th anniversary of end of WWI in Paris

Dozens of world leaders have arrived in France on the invitation of French President Macron to join commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9ibx

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WWI centenary: world leaders gather for lunch at Élysée palace

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin arrive separately for lunch at the Élysée Palace. They join dozens of other foreign leaders who returned by coach from the Arc de Triomphe, where they had been attending the centenary ceremony for the Armistice on 11 November 1918.

Bromance still alive? Trump receives ‘touching’ welcome at Elysee Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump used their body language to create a welcoming atmosphere at the Elysee Palace in Paris, ahead of WWI armistice centenary commemorations, on Saturday.

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‘Welcome war criminals!’: Topless FEMEN activists protest in Paris ahead of WWI armistice centenary

Topless activists from the radical feminist organization FEMEN were arrested in Paris, on Saturday, after staging a protest in front of the Arc de Triomphe, ahead of the international commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I. The protesters chanted ‘welcome war criminals’ in reference to visiting foreign leaders invited to the ceremony scheduled to take place on Sunday. Activists also painted slogans on their chests denouncing ‘fake peacemakers and real dictators’.

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Theresa May joins Macron on tour of WWI sites

British Prime Minister Theresa May joins Emmanuel Macron in Albert, in northern France, to commemorate their countries’ shared sacrifice in the First World War on Friday, while also discussing the more thorny issue of their post-Brexit relationship. IMAGES OF THERESA MAY’S ARRIVAL

Russian family preserved WWI relics despite risks

A religious icon and a flag fragment: Olga Khoroshilova’s family managed to preserve these two relics of the First World War despite the stigma and even the risks incurred by those who owned objects from the tsarist era during the turmoil of the Russian revolution and the time of the Soviet Union.

WWI took ‘Legion of Orient’ soldier across continents

Elizabeth Sonia Touloumdjian recalls the experiences of her father Sarkis Najarian in the Legion of the Orient, a mostly Armenian unit set up and run by the French to fight in the Middle East in World War 1 and afterwards.

Russian family preserved WWI relics despite risks

A religious icon and a flag fragment: Olga Khoroshilova’s family managed to preserve these two relics of the First World War despite the stigma and even the risks incurred by those who owned objects from the tsarist era during the turmoil of the Russian revolution and the time of the Soviet Union.

French Air Force pays tribute to WWI flying aces

The French Air Force put on a show in honor of the “flying aces” of World War I — pilots credited with shooting down at least five enemy aircraft. The homage marked the 100th anniversary of the death of Georges Guynemer, one of France’s most famous “flying aces.”