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Erik Sass is the author of The Mental Floss History of the United States and co-author with Steve Wiegand of The Mental Floss History of the World, both of which you should go buy right now. He also covers online and traditional media for MediaPost. His interests include water gardens, games of strategy, geography, and cats.
On this date in 1941, Japan launched a daring attack on Pearl Harbor. While devastating, the move stirred the wrath of the American people, bringing the world’s largest industrial power squarely into the war.
"The war to end war" finally ends.
Central Europe fragments while Germany sees the final throes of battle.
The Central Powers are close to giving up.
Germany and its allies face defeat, with Allied victories including American Meuse-Argonne Offensive
Lawrence of Arabia returns.
The Spanish flu epidemic sweeps ever more lethally through war-torn Europe.
The attempted assassination of the Bolshevik leader set off a campaign of extreme violence.
Even German children knew the end of the war was near.
The final German offensive finally peters out.
Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.
By splitting the French and British near Amiens and pushing the latter into the sea, there was still a chance Germany could win the war