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The VC hero turned down FOUR times - because of a 'weak heart'

Mortally wounded in the abdomen, and his stomach laid bare, he still went on serving his gun...”<p>They are the harrowing words on the citation of …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Why a third of young Brits WON'T wear a poppy this year

One in three Brits aged under 25 are unlikely to wear a poppy this year, a shock study has revealed.<p>And it found overall, one in five adults plan to …

Meet the mailman who delivered 'good news' during World War II

Loyd Leatherman was 18 years old when he first stepped aboard the U.S.S. Oglethorpe, the massive Navy cargo ship that would be his home for the next …

The poppy has lost its original meaning – time to ditch it

The Poppy Appeal launched last week and with it the now traditional blood-sport of hounding anyone in public life who appears without one. Within …

In Flanders Fields is recreated in Cardiff to launch this year's Poppy Appeal

Lines of the renowned poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ have appeared in Cardiff Bay made out of poppies as part of this year’s Poppy Appeal.<p>The Royal …

The Crucible of Conflict – 10 Ways World War Two Forged Our Modern Age

“Countless innovations in science, medicine and social organization grew out of the conflict.” THE SECOND WORLD WAR was one of the most catastrophic …

'He covered my face with a bag': Court hears D-Day veteran's police interview

Court in Ottawa Thursday heard a 101-year-old war veteran’s harrowing account of a violent home invasion in 2014.<p>Ernest Cote died shortly before his …

Crime

'Mass painting' to call for preservation of WWI memorial trees in Sheffield

Dan Llywelyn Hall will lead more than 100 other artists who will paint the 53 Western Road trees on Armistice Day<p>An artist previously commissioned to paint the Queen is to lead a “mass painting” of a Sheffield street lined with trees facing destruction despite being designated living war …

Combat morale – how soldiers survived in the trenches

<i>This series commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele and Canada's role in the First World War and its enduring legacy.</i><p>"There ain't many of us together now," wrote William Hape of the 85th Battalion, an infantry unit that drew most of its men from the Maritimes. Private …