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How is WWI Still With Us?

 

 

These photos, taken by photographer Michael St. Maur Sheil, show how the landscape of modern Europe still bears the scars of WWI battlefields.

But there are other legacies of the Great War that are still with us today. It was a time of great social and technological change. The Guys reminded us WWI was the start of tenure for professors. It also popularized the wristwatch, the tea bag, and even veggie sausages.

What legacy – physical, technological, or social – of WWI fascinates you? Leave your answers here in the comments, or drop a line at backstory@virginia.edu. We’ll read our favorites on air.