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Still Paying World War I Debt, 100 Years Later

The enduring financial legacy of a century-old conflict<p>It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6,000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year, and the Tower of London is …

How deadly was the poison gas of WW1?

<b>The first major gas attack in war occurred 100 years ago this weekend, in what is now Poland. Gas soon became a routine feature of trench warfare, horrifying soldiers more than any conventional weapon. But was it actually as deadly as its terrible reputation suggests?</b><p>As he climbed to the top of the …