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For ANZAC Day: ‘Landing at Anzac, April 25, 1915’ by Charles Dixon VincentKompanini:Landing at Anzac Cove

For ANZAC Day: ‘Landing at Anzac, April 25, 1915’ by Charles Dixon<p>VincentKompanini:

Shell dumps of the 1st Anzac Corps alongside the road. Birr Crossroads, near Ypres. 1917

Shell dumps of the 1st Anzac Corps alongside the road. Birr Crossroads, near Ypres. 1917<p>Rations for the Guns. Troops of the 6th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery unloading 18-pounder shells behind the lines near Agincourt, France. 1918.

Australian and New Zeland troops at their dug-outs at Gaba Tepe on the Gallipoli peninsula. Circa 1915

Australian and New Zeland troops at their dug-outs at Gaba Tepe on the Gallipoli peninsula. Circa 1915.

Anzac Day 2017 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Stan Grant reflects on his family's personal connection to wars across a century.<p>Try your luck with our two-up game on the one day it's legal<p>Age will …

Who owns the myths and legends of the Great War centenary?

When prime minister Tony Abbott declared at Villers-Bretonneux that “no place on earth has been more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than …

World War One: 10 interpretations of who started WW1

<b>As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.</b><p>Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked …

Viewpoint: 10 big myths about World War One debunked

<b>Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, writes historian Dan Snow.</b><p>No war in history attracts more controversy and myth than World War One.<p>For the soldiers who fought it was in some ways better than previous conflicts, and in some ways worse.<p>By setting it apart as uniquely …

World War One: The many battles faced by WW1's nurses

<b>Nursing in World War One was exhausting, often dangerous work and the women who volunteered experienced the horror of war firsthand, some paying the ultimate price. But their story is surrounded by myth and their full contribution often goes unrecognised, writes Shirley Williams.</b><p>In his much-admired …

BBC iWonder - How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?

How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?<p>Presented byDan SnowBroadcaster & Historian<p>1. The myth of trench warfare<p>Presented byDan SnowBroadcaster & Historian<p>Millions of soldiers died on the Western Front in World War One. The horrific stories and images from the frontline all reinforce the idea …

Lives of the First World War 'digital memorial' goes live

<b>An online archive remembering the millions of people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in World War One has gone live.</b><p>Four-and-a-half million British army members are already included in the Lives of the First World War project.<p>But for many entries there is little more information than …

Newspaper political cartoons from World War One

Political cartoons today can highlight claims of political inadequacies and provide a sideways look at current affairs.<p>But during World War One, they had more of a message to satirise and debunk the German threat and raising British spirits.<p>The Daily Politics looked at a series of modern cartoons …

World War One: Biscuits, puttees, helmets and ACME whistles

<b>The tin helmet, the machine gun and the R80 airship are just three examples of how the homefront had a major impact on the way World War One was waged.</b><p>Many of the places where they were created are now hard to find, having been replaced by the likes of industrial estates.<p>In some cases, acts of …

The story of the first world war - in pictures

Mick Manning talks us through the story of the first world war, following the footsteps of his grandfather, Charlie.<p>You can read the full story of Charlie, who joined the army in 1914 and served right through the first world war, in Charlie's War Illustrated: Remembering World War One

Sarajevo recalls the gunshot that sent the world to war | Reuters

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Sarajevo marked 100 years on Saturday since the murder of an Austrian prince lit the fuse for World War One, with a concert by Vienna’s premier orchestra trying to send a message of unity to a divided country and a continent facing new faultlines. The concert, carried live by …

World War One Remembrance Offers a Double Vision

A century ago, at the beginning of August 1914, Europe marched into the abyss. Into a war that its leaders hoped would be over quickly but actually lasted more than four years. Into a war that also dragged in much of the world, from America to China, from the Middle East to Japan. Looking back in …

First World War firsts | Reuters.com