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Women's Rugby World Cup: England beat Canada to win final

<b>England ended a run of three successive final defeats to finally land the Women's Rugby World Cup with a hard-fought 21-9 win over Canada in Paris.</b><p>The Red Roses led by five points inside the final 10 minutes but Emily Scarratt barged though and raced into the corner to make sure of victory.<p>Scarratt …

Rugby World Cup

Women's Rugby World Cup 2014: Ireland 7-40 England

<b>England reached the Women's Rugby World Cup final for the fourth time in a row as they outclassed Ireland in Paris.</b><p>A dominant performance from the pack enabled England to hit back after Alison Miller gave Ireland a 7-0 lead.<p>Tries from Rochelle Clark, Kat Merchant, Kay Wilson and Marlie Packer (two) …

Rugby World Cup

Women's Rugby World Cup: England 13-13 Canada

<b>England will play Ireland in the Women's World Cup semi-finals after drawing with Canada, a result which eliminated holders New Zealand.</b><p>Captain Sarah Hunter scored a crucial try, while outside centre Emily Scarratt kicked eight points.<p>Canada qualified for the semi-finals as best runners-up and face …

Rugby World Cup

Women's Rugby World Cup: England 45-5 Spain

<b>England continued their winning start to the World Cup with a comfortable 45-5 victory over Spain in France.</b><p>Flanker Marlie Packer scored two of England's six tries, while centre Emily Scarratt kicked 15 points.<p>Wingers Kay Wilson and Claire Allan, full-back Danielle Waterman and replacement prop …

Rugby World Cup

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Kitchener: The most famous pointing finger

<b>A recruitment poster of the stern-eyed Lord Kitchener has become a defining image of World War One. A clever illustrator's psychological trickery has spawned a thousand imitations, writes Adam Eley.</b><p>It is perhaps history's most famous pointing finger.<p>The image of British war minister Lord …

Southwestern Ontario

In pictures: World War One anniversary

<b>Ceremonies have been held across the UK and in Belgium to mark 100 years since Britain joined World War One.</b><p>A service was held at Westminster Abbey, in London, where a light installation called Spectra beamed a column of white light into the sky while a candle-lit prayer vigil was held inside.<p>The …

World History

'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 centenary commemorations

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1098000/1098515_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672381_9eda85e940b1ba10c5f3889f46e5510c<p><b>A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "lights out" event have concluded a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One.</b><p>…

World History

BBC iWonder - Who were the real war horses of WW1?

Who were the real war horses of WW1?<p>Presented byMatt BakerTV presenter<p>1. The ultimate war machine<p>Presented byMatt BakerTV presenter<p>World War One was a war of rapid technological innovation, with aircraft, tanks and poison gas used in battle for the first time. But behind this modern machinery stood …

War

BBC iWonder - Did the trauma of World War One lead to great creativity?

Did the trauma of World War One lead to great creativity?<p>Presented byBaroness Shirley WilliamsPolitician and Academic<p>Co-presented byProf. Victoria Tischler<p>1. The trauma of World War One<p>Presented byBaroness Shirley WilliamsPolitician and Academic<p>Co-presented byProf. Victoria Tischler<p>Service in World …

History

BBC iWonder - What did World War One really do for women?

What did World War One really do for women?<p>Presented byKate AdieWriter & Broadcaster<p>1. War begins and women get to work<p>Presented byKate AdieWriter & Broadcaster<p>At the outbreak of World War One, life for Britain’s women was mainly tied to a life of domesticity, their places still largely in the …

Remembrance Day

BBC iWonder - How did Harry Patch become an unlikely WW1 hero?

How did Harry Patch become an unlikely WW1 hero?<p>Presented bySgt. Johnson BeharryBritish Army<p>1. Harry's story<p>Presented bySgt. Johnson BeharryBritish Army<p>Harry Patch was an ordinary soldier of the First World War. Like many who fought, he was conscripted and sent to the trenches of the Western Front, …

Heroism

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 …

Remembrance Day

World War One: An overview of the whole war

Dan Snow summarises the key moments and battles from World War One: from the trenches and the Somme on the Western Front, to the collapse of Russia and the Ottoman Empire on the Eastern Front, to what happened at the end of the war and its legacy, including World War Two.

World War I

World War One: Sporting stories of bravery recalled 100 years on

<b>They were the sporting stars of yesteryear. Captains, team-mates, local heroes.</b><p>Many of them went from the playing field to the battlefields of World War One, never to return.<p>Monday marks the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany.<p>It was at 23:00 on 4 August 1914 that Britain …

World History

Women's Rugby World Cup: England crush Samoa 65-3

England 65 (34)<p>Samoa 3 (0)<p><b>England women ran in 10 tries as they opened their World Cup campaign with a 65-3 win over 14-woman Samoa in France.</b><p>The Red Roses - runners up at the past three tournaments - used their superior pace to exploit the gaps in Marcoussis after Soteria Pulumu's early red …

Rugby World Cup

BBC - iWonder - 37 days: Countdown to World War One

Presented byProf. Margaret MacMillanHistorian<p>How the world went to war<p>In the summer of 1914, Europe went to war. It began a conflict that would engulf almost the entire world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand pushed existing animosities and alliances into the most catastrophic war the …

World History

WW1 mystery: Who killed Private John Parr?

<b>A ceremony is being held at the WW1 grave of Private John Parr - a teenager thought to have been the first British soldier killed in action in Europe - but 100 years on mystery still surrounds how he died and who killed him.</b><p>On 26 October 1914 Alice Parr arrived at the government's imposing War …

North London

BBC iWonder - How was The Lord of the Rings influenced by World War One?

How was The Lord of the Rings influenced by World War One?<p>Presented byJohn Rhys-DaviesActor<p>1. A lost generation<p>Presented byJohn Rhys-DaviesActor<p>It is believed that World War One had the highest number of active serving writers, artists and musicians of any war in history, many of whom were part of …

Literature

28 June 1914: Archduke Ferdinand and wife assassinated - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>On 28 June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visited Sarajevo. What happened in the city that day would set in motion a series of events that would lead the world to war.<p>One hundred years later, BBC News revisits this critical day, as it …

World History

BBC iWonder - How close did the world come to peace in 1914?

How close did the world come to peace in 1914?<p>Presented byProf. Margaret MacMillanHistorian<p>1. Slithering over the brink<p>Presented byProf. Margaret MacMillanHistorian<p>On 28 June 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated by a young Bosnian Serb …

World History

BBC - iWonder - D-Day timeline: The beginning of the end of WW2

Presented byJonathan DimblebyBroadcaster<p>Day of reckoning<p>In June 1944, British, US and Canadian forces invaded Nazi-occupied France. The invasion marked the beginning of the end for Adolf Hitler's domination of Europe. Less than a year later, World War Two was over; the Allies had won.<p>My father, …

Northern Europe

WW1: Was it really the first world war?

<b>We now call it the First World War or World War One, but is this really an accurate description? Was it really a global war? And was it really the "first"?</b><p>Contemporaries certainly thought it was a world war and called it that. The term "World War" (Weltkrieg) first appeared in Germany in 1914. The …

Remembrance Day

In pictures: D-Day assault remembered

<b>Seventy years to the day since thousands of Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of northern France, ceremonies are being held to remember D-Day.</b><b>World leaders gathered at Ouistreham - near the beach codenamed Sword - to remember the largest amphibious assault in history.</b><b>About 650 UK veterans</b> …

D Day

New Zealand v England: Tourists must focus on positive - Guscott

<b>It's been a long, hard season, you're without half your team for the first Test and you're playing the world champions at a stadium where they haven't lost for 20 years.</b><p>All I can say is, what an opportunity. The England players can go out there, show what they're capable of and shake up the …

New Zealand

D-Day: Hove veteran disappears for Normandy trip

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1082000/1082696_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524672381_b75561500f7b1b46bdc89fac4433ec1a<p><b>A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend the D-Day commemorations in France is on his way back to the UK.</b><p>Bernard …

Royal Navy

England v New Zealand: Chris Robshaw ‘will never ever give up’

<b>There is intimidation in sport, and then there are statistical nightmares.</b><p>This Saturday England will attempt to beat New Zealand on a ground where the reigning world champions have not lost a Test in 20 years, against a side who have won their last 30 matches at home, having beaten the All Blacks …

Time I

D-Day: In the words of the BBC journalists

<b>Seventy years ago today, one of the biggest military operations in history took place, as thousands of Allied troops landed on the French coast. Below are extracts from the BBC's reports of D-Day.</b><p>For an accessible version of the D-Day coverage click here<p>"This is Richard Dimbleby speaking..."<p>The …

D Day

D-Day: Discovering the father I never knew

<b>Lt Den Brotheridge was the first allied soldier killed in combat on D-Day. When he left to go to war, his wife was eight months pregnant with their first child. Yet it took his daughter 40 years to discover her father's role in one of D-Day's most famous operations.</b><p>At 22:40 on Monday 5 June 1944, …

Gliders

In Pictures: Remembering D-Day

Veterans of World War II, world leaders and royalty have been gathering ahead of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the biggest amphibious assault in military history.<p><b>Many UK veterans will sail on HMS Bulwark from Portsmouth to Normandy on Thursday, while a parade made up of former troops, cadets and</b> …

Military