World War 1

Anzac Day: what happened 100 years ago at Gallipoli?

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

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

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

Thu 6 Nov, AT 13:59

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

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

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

Twelve great First World War poems

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

The silhouette of WWI troops as they march towards the front line

First World War: 'the violent birth of the modern world'

First Reaction
Mon 4 Aug, AT 11:02

Britain's newspapers reflect on World War One and the legacy of one of the bloodiest wars in history

888,246 ceramic poppies commemorate WWI at the Tower of London

How did the First World War start?

Talking Point
Wed 5 Nov, AT 15:44

The causes of the First World War are murky and much disputed, but time has led to some clarity