World War 1

Anzac Day: what happened 100 years ago at Gallipoli?

Briefing
Fri 24 Apr, AT 13:04

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

WWI Christmas truce: how football stole the glory of others

First Post
Fri 19 Dec, AT 14:35

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

WWI Christmas truce: soldiers' memories of the brief peace

Summary
Tue 16 Dec, AT 14:37

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

Armistice Day: British cities during WWI and now - in pictures

Gallery
Tue 11 Nov, AT 10:27

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

Tower of London Poppies

Remembrance Day: how the poppy came to symbolise WWI

Briefing
Thu 6 Nov, AT 13:59

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

Regeneration

Regeneration – reviews of 'superb' Pat Barker adaptation

Hot Ticket
Thu 11 Sep, AT 07:25

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

BBC3 drama Our World War

Our World War: a fitting swansong for doomed BBC3

Fri 15 Aug, AT 09:21
Holden Frith

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

Crispin Black

Germany should have given up a province for the Jewish people

Thu 7 Aug, AT 08:59
Crispin Black

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

Hello Again to All That: or is it time to move on from WWI?

Tue 5 Aug, AT 13:42
Robert Chesshyre

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

Twelve great First World War poems

Summary
Mon 3 Nov, AT 15:02

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

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