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November 11, 2018

The Associated Press is covering a series of events marking the 100th anniversary of the armistice ending World War I on Nov. 11, 1918.

Here is a look at today’s coverage. All times EST.

— WWI-CENTENNIAL —World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.


— WWI-TRUMP —President Donald Trump, a leader who has proudly declared himself a “nationalist” and advocated an “America First” approach, joined dozens of other world leaders at a ceremony focused on international cooperation to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. 750 words, photos video. Update by 1 p.m.


— WWI-CENTENNIAL-LETTERS HOME — A hundred years later, their words can still pierce hearts. Teenagers born in the 21st century read from letters and notes written on the day the bloodshed stopped, Nov. 11, 1918. SENT: 800 words.

— WWI-CENTENNIAL-FAMILIES — For the children and grandchildren of soldiers who were injured or killed in the brutal fighting of World War I, Sunday’s centennial commemorations offered a moment to reflect on the enduring toll of decisions made by world leaders very like those now standing together. Sent: 660 words. Photos.

— WWI-CENTENNIAL-WOMEN IN WAR — Buried in French President Emmanuel Macron’s speech on the sacrifice of “young men” in World War I Sunday was a reference to the “three million widows” the fallen soldiers left behind. The role of women in World War I has been largely overlooked by leaders marking the centenary of the Armistice. 500 words. Upcoming by 2 p.m.

— POLAND-INDEPENDENCE DAY — Poland’s president, prime minister and other top leaders led an Independence Day march Sunday that included members of nationalist organizations, the first time Polish state officials have marched with the far-right groups. SENT: 300 words. To be updated.




WWI-BEASTS OF WAR — They led cavalry charges, carried supplies to the front, and died by the millions during World War I — horses, mules, dogs, pigeons, even a baboon, all were a vital part of the war machine. SENT. 1,000 words, photos.

WWI-DEFENDING EUROPE: After French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needs to defend itself from the United States, aides said he was misunderstood. But the idea isn’t so far-fetched. SENT. 700 words.

AP WAS THERE-WWI ARMISTICE — A series of stories that The Associated Press published on Nov. 11, 1918. SENT. 600 words, photos.


For more information on World War I, go to The Associated Press’ WWI hub: https://www.apnews.com/WorldWarI


World War I: An AP Centennial Commemorative Edition. Available now exclusively at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2JGrx5U

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