World War 1

24 Apr, 2015

How a 'minor, failed' WWI campaign became a symbol of national identity for Australia and NZ

British Army football captain Keith Emmerson and the German Bundeswehr football captain Alexander Hess shake hands
19 Dec, 2014

Mythology of match on no-man's land should not eclipse the sacrifices of other sports

Historian Paul Thompson at the National Memorial Arboretum reads the general's letter describing the Christmas Day Truce
16 Dec, 2014

Letters home reveal how the guns fell silent across the Western Front during the Christmas truce of 1914

11 Nov, 2014

Remembering the First World War on the home front 100 years on

Tower of London Poppies
06 Nov, 2014

People throughout the Commonwealth are preparing to commemorate the war dead on Remembrance Day

11 Sep, 2014

Ambitious dramatisation of award-winning World War One novel is 'quietly compelling'

BBC3 drama Our World War
15 Aug, 2014

Drama of a young man's refusal to join a British deserter's firing squad makes memorable TV

Crispin Black
07 Aug, 2014

The Jews should have been offered a homeland in Franconia, with Jerusalem a place of pilgrimage

05 Aug, 2014

There is a whiff of ‘war porn’ about the footage of wretched men staggering towards machine-guns

British soldiers, newly arrived in France ready themselves for the front line
03 Nov, 2014

First World War poetry described the terror of the trenches and the futility of war. Here are twelve of the best