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First World War anniversary: we must do more than remember

Breaking ranks with the Government’s centenary advisory board, Hew Strachan argues that our commemoration of World War One is in danger of becoming sterile and boring<p>The centenary of the outbreak of the First World War is only 20 months away. The clouds of the media blizzard are forming. Publishers …

German soldiers preserved in World War I shelter discovered after nearly 100 years

Twenty-one German soldiers entombed in a perfectly preserved World War One shelter have been discovered 94 years after they were killed.<p>The men were part of a larger group of 34 who were buried alive when an Allied shell exploded above the tunnel during <b>World War One</b> causing it to cave in.<p>Thirteen …

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo to turn First World War battlefield into a theatre

Michael Morpurgo, the author of 'War Horse', will stage a new play at Ypres to mark the centenary of the First World War.<p>Michael Morpurgo's <i>War Horse</i> was so acclaimed that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh once squeezed past members of the audience at the New London Theatre to take their seats …

The birth of the Royal Air Force

Ninety-five years ago today, Britain acquired a new armed force with the creation of the Royal Air Force.<p>The origins of the Royal Air Force lie in …

Tottenham's first black player should be awarded the Military Cross

I had been at Tottenham Hotspur for a few seasons and experienced a good deal of success. But when, for the first time, I experienced a long-term …

Festivities

German troops prepare for Christmas in the trenches, 1915:<p>Glad Tidings<p>Much has been said and written about the famous Christmas Truce(s) of 1914 — …

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7th April 1916 The first Australian units of the 2nd Division arrive on the Western Front (after the withdrawal from Gallipoli)and were introduced to fighting in Europe on what was called the 'nursery sector' in the relatively quiet area around Armentieres, France.

Remembering Arras: Canadians at Vimy Ridge

Today is the 96th Anniversary of the Battle of Arras, the first British offensive against the Hindenburg Line and something of a forgotten battle. It …

Arras and Vimy Ridge – Anniversary of the Battle

Today is the anniversary of the opening day of what we now call the Battle of Arras. Of the major battles fought by the BEF, it is probably the least …

Photo of the day – British artillerymen firing a captured German gun, near Monchy-le-Preux, 11 April 1917: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205073170

A picture titled 'Apocalypse'. It shows trenches near Fort de Vaux at Verdun in 1916. For me it really captures the bleakness of the war. (ES) http://greatwar.nl/kleur/fr-fortdevaux.html

Timeline of the Tans…

My novel <i>Tan</i> is a tale of exile, betrayal and revenge set during the Irish War of Independence. The arrival of the Black and Tans signalled a sharp …

The Killer Trees of World War One

When is a tree not a tree? Well, that’s not quite the esoteric problem you might imagine. Actually, it’s one grounded in fact…and deadly serious fact …

Battered suitcase unlocks story of British World War One nurse who cared for German soldiers while her brother lay dying on the battlefield

• Nurse Margaret Maule's possessions, including photographs, letters and diary, found in an old case in a university cupboard<br>• Belongings reveal she …

Great War bus is to be restored with lottery cash

<b>A bus once driven from the streets of London to the battlefields of France to help the World War I effort is to be restored.</b><p>The B-type bus was one of more than a thousand taken to the trenches of the Western Front.<p>It will be restored to full working order with a £750,000 lottery grant.<p>The buses …

Michael Neiberg - "The Outbreak of War in 1914: A New Look at an Old Problem"

World War I

Italian Government reveals official Centenary logo

<i>Date of publication: 11/04/2013</i><p>The Italian Government has revealed the official Centenary logo which will be used to commemorate the conflict in …

Fallen WWI soldiers buried after nearly a century

English hymns echoed around a French First World War cemetery today as two soldiers, killed almost a century ago, were laid to rest on St George's …

What would Pooh say? Files rescued from skip reveal how children's author AA Milne wrote propaganda for British military intelligence during World War One

• The children's author was a propaganda writer for the mysterious 'MI7b'<br>• The stash also contains a satirical poem about his work<br>• The unit's archives …

First World War Centenary News 2014-2018

Forbidden Ground - Official Trailer (2013)

Trailers

Anzac's Next Chapter

<b>There are a few things</b> you can’t understand about the World War I battlefield at Gallipoli until you stand on it. One is just how compact it is. The …

Belgian buglers' nightly tribute to Flanders fallen

Every night at 8:00pm, the haunting sounds of the bugle playing the Last Post can be heard from the Menin Gate in the Belgian town of Ypres.<p>The …

Untold Stories of the First World War

Introduction<p>It was the war that tore Europe apart – a struggle between the central powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria, against …

First World War soldier's postcard found