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France and Belgium divided by memories | DW | 09.04.2014

Every night at precisely 8 p.m., a delegation of buglers from the local fire brigade in Ypres, Belgium marches to the Menin Gate to play "The Last …

Angela Merkel counters critics of Germany indifference to WW1 commemorations

Chancellor inaugurates Berlin exhibit amid criticism that Germany has invested little in commemorating the centenary of the conflict<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel opened a major exhibition marking the centenary of the <b>First World War</b> in Berlin on Wednesday in an effort to counter criticism that Germany …

Europe

First World War Centenary: we will remember them

Today (4 August) marks 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.<p>Solemn services of remembrance in London and Glasgow and a commemorative …

In war and peace, Britain can be proud

When plans were made for the commemoration of the First World War, it seemed like an exercise in history – a necessary and salutary process of remembrance, but not one that could have much resonance in an age where consumerism appeared to have replaced patriotism as society’s animating force.<p>Yet …

History

Simon Heffer: First World War, the battle of the historians

From almost the opening shot, the Great War has been fought over by historians wishing to interpret and understand what happened and why. Their …