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Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

Never forget the bravery and the selfless sacrifice

Commentary: As Britain prepares to remember, Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary, on why we should never forget<p>Within the rich earth of St Symphorien Military Cemetery, there is indeed “a richer dust concealed”. The site, just over a mile from the Belgian tourist town of Mons, is the resting place …

Remembrance Day

12 Paintings Of Life Along The Western Front

art<p>1. <i>A Street in Arras</i><p>art<p><i>A Street in Arras</i>, 1918, by John Singer Sargent. Scottish infantrymen rest against the exterior wall of a shell-damaged …

Victoria Cross heroes of World War One

<b>On Remembrance Sunday, the UK honours those killed in the two world wars and later conflicts.</b><p>First awarded in 1857, the Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award available to the British and Commonwealth armed forces for gallantry in action with the enemy.<p>During World War One, 628 were awarded, a …

Remembrance Day

Somme selfies: you can imagine these boys down the pub in 2016

Three young British soldiers with faces that you might see in a pub today. They are wearing the “Gor Blimey” soft caps first issued in 1915. Their …