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WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

WW1: Aerial images reveal World War One's UK footprint

<b>Aerial photographs which show the impact of World War One on the UK landscape have been released as part of a project to mark the war's centenary.</b><p>Britain from Above features 95,000 images taken by the company Aerofilms Ltd which show buildings linked to the war effort.<p>People are now being invited …

How the newspapers covered the outbreak of the first world war

Several of today's national newspapers mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war against Germany by reminding readers how they covered the story when it broke.<p>Did I say Britain's declaration? The headline, as shown in the Daily Telegraph's reproduction of its page from 5 August …

Former enemies unite for World War I commemoration

SAINT-SYMPHORIEN, Belgium (AP) — Separated by only a small patch of yellow daisies at the Saint-Symphorien military cemetery lie two former enemies: …

First world war centenary commemorations – in pictures

Events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Great Britain declaring war on Germany took place throughout the commonwealth

First world war: how Europe and the Middle East were reshaped - interactive

As the world slid towards war in 1914, the four empires of Austria-Hungary, Germany, Ottoman Turkey and Tsarist Russia had ruled over vast amounts of land and people for centuries. The first world war reshaped Europe and the Middle East and those changes reverberate to this day.<p>Take our interactive …

First world war ceremonies 'bear testimony to power of reconciliation'

International leaders, royalty and families of the fallen have united in the UK and in Belgium to mark 100 years since Britain entered the first world war.<p>The day of commemorations culminates with lights across Britain being turned off between 10pm and 11pm, at which time a single candle at …

WW1 remembered: first world war commemorations - live

We are ending this live blog on the day’s commemorations of the outbreak of the first world war. Thank you for your thoughts and comments.<p><b>World leaders gathered in Liège, Belgium to mark the outbreak of war</b>. King Philippe of Belgium recalled a brutal conflict that “brought together people of …

First world war altar frontal back at St Paul's Cathedral

A dazzlingly embroidered altar frontal, the work of soldiers recovering from their injuries in the first world war, will be on display and in use again at St Paul's Cathedral in London, for the first time since the altar for which it was made was destroyed in the second world war bombing.<p>It was …

Germany drifting into war against her will

Berlin, Wednesday, 8 30 p.m.<p>At the present moment the situation looks about as black as it can be. Apparently news has been received in official quarters that such steps of mobilisation have been decided upon in Russia as will make it necessary for Germany under her treaty with Austria to put her …

Family Dollar and the slow, surprising death of the discount store

The merger of discount stores shows how a a chase for low-income consumers led bargain retailers to a dead end<p>What has happened to that great American archetype, the penny-pinching bargain shopper?<p>She is becoming an endangered species. Family Dollar, another chain of discount stores, on Monday …

The Sight of the Church Tower: ++Justin’s Speech on the 21st Century Church (Part 3)

. . . the sight of a Church tower, wherever it is met with, is an assurance that every thing has not been bought up for private convenience or …