The UK may be busy commemorating the Christmas Truce of 1914, when soldiers on the WW1 front line briefly made friends with the enemy, but few Germans have heard of it - and most would be startled to it
Author Simon Garfield doesn't consider himself nostalgic. But his two new books, On the Map and To the Letter, chronicle just how much history we have lost due to the prevalence of digital maps and correspondence.
New Valkyrie, 800 This little pendant from Denmark was unearthed just over a year ago. It is the only known three-dimensional Viking-age valkyrie. Literally "choosers of the slain", valkyries were imagined
Well, that was fast. At the beginning of the year, it seemed apt to meditate on the catastrophes of a century past, and on the chance that we might, once again, be passengers on some Titanic of history,
A Texas man thought to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War Two photo has died. Glenn McDuffie died aged 86 at a nursing home in Dallas on Sunday, his daughter said. McDuffie's
TV Blog: I wanted the interviews to tell their own story "My ambition was to help restore the humanity of the Great War generation." Broadcasts Fri 14 Mar 2014 21:00 BBC Two except Northern Ireland Fri