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Isonzo: a brutal First World War front

A hundred years ago, Italy entered the First World War on the Allied side and instigated one of the most brutal and – at least in the UK – …

Six British First World War soldiers reburied in Belgium

Six British soldiers who died in the opening weeks of the First World War in 1914 have been reburied with full military honours in Belgium.<p>Their …

The Great War Symphony: how music can honour the fallen

Composer Patrick Hawes will use community music to memorialise the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the First World War. Ivan Hewett speaks to him<p><b>How should we musically commemorate the centenary of the First World War?</b> The obvious answer would be; a grand oratorio for massed voices and …

What caused the First World War? Part II – The July Crisis

[This is the text of a talk I gave on 20 March to the 6/20 Club in London. See also Part I and Part III.]So, what caused this catastrophe? If any of …

World History

The Turning Point of the First World War, 1915

<i>In a recent post, Dr Nick Lloyd described 1915 as the ‘forgotten year‘ of the First World War. To correct this, in occasional posts throughout 2015</i> …

North Sea

Gallipoli 2015: Stretcher bearer's photo album brings reality of war home for ABC correspondent - Anzac Day 2017 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The front door opened, and there with a warm welcome for me and my sister Meg was a cousin who, until recently, we simply did not know existed.<p>Robin …

Sir Peter Jackson shows off his Great War Exhibition in Wellington

Supplied<p>Time lapse footage shows replica WWI items being lifted and lowered by crane into Wellington's old Dominion Museum for Sir Peter Jackson's …