First World War

Donald Trump called dead US troops ‘losers’, sources claim
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Donald Trump called dead US troops ‘losers’, sources claim

President also allegedly asked aides to exclude amputee veterans from military parade
4 Sep 2020
How the First World War began
888,246 ceramic poppies commemorate WWI at the Tower of London
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How the First World War began

The root of the devastating conflict is still being debated
29 Jan 2020
What’s on this weekend? From Selling Sex to 1917
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In Review

What’s on this weekend? From Selling Sex to 1917

Your guide to what’s worth seeing and reading this weekend
10 Jan 2020
The Christmas truce of WWI as told by the soldiers
Historian Paul Thompson at the National Memorial Arboretum reads the general's letter describing the Christmas Day Truce
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The Christmas truce of WWI as told by the soldiers

Letters reveal how the guns fell silent across the Western Front during the short-lived peace of 1914
25 Dec 2019
The most moving First World War poems
British soldiers, newly arrived in France ready themselves for the front line
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The most moving First World War poems

First World War poetry described the terror of the trenches and the futility of war
11 Nov 2019
How did World War 1 end?
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How did World War 1 end?

The Queen marks Remembrance Sunday in central London
11 Nov 2019
What do the different coloured poppies mean?
White Poppy, Remembrance, World War One
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What do the different coloured poppies mean?

There are several to choose from
31 Oct 2019

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Spielberg WWI movie hit by Stonehenge row
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Spielberg WWI movie hit by Stonehenge row

Conservationists say filming upcoming war drama 1917 nearby could harm archaeological features
6 Feb 2019
First World War centenary events
20,000 people will march past the Cenotaph in London to mark the centenary
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First World War centenary events

A selection of events going on around the country as the UK prepares to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One
9 Nov 2018
Tower of London flames: the meaning of poignant WWI tribute
Tower of London WWI flames installation
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Tower of London flames: the meaning of poignant WWI tribute

Beyond the Deepening Shadow installation fills the moat with field of flames
5 Nov 2018
First World War: Peter Jackson brings old footage to life
They Shall Not Grow Old, First world war, soldiers,
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First World War: Peter Jackson brings old footage to life

Lord of the Rings director restored ‘hundreds of hours’ of original footage for upcoming documentary
10 Oct 2018
First World War: four things we get wrong
Battle of Amiens, First World War
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First World War: four things we get wrong

9 Oct 2018
The Romanoffs: how did the Tsar and his family die?
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The Romanoffs: how did the Tsar and his family die?

New series about descendants of the Russian royal family comes to Amazon Prime
3 Oct 2018
What happened at the Battle of Amiens
Battle of Amiens, First World War
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What happened at the Battle of Amiens

Theresa May is in France to mark 100th anniversary of one of the most pivotal events of First World War
8 Aug 2018
The secret history of gay soldiers in World War I
World War One, First World War, Armistice
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The secret history of gay soldiers in World War I

Discrimination and persecution has led to gay soldiers of the Great War being seen as tragic figures, but this was not always the case
3 Aug 2018
Over 100 First World War soldiers’ remains found in trench
Hill 80 trench
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Over 100 First World War soldiers’ remains found in trench

Experts will attempt to identify the soldiers, some as young as 15, in order to bury them ‘with full military honours’
13 Jul 2018
The seven best war films ever made
Bridge on the River Kwai
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The seven best war films ever made

From sweeping and heroic to disturbing and claustrophobic, the war movie continues to ignite the imaginations of audiences worldwide
22 May 2018
Anzac Day: what happened at Gallipoli?
Anzac day
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Anzac Day: what happened at Gallipoli?

Harry and Meghan lay wreath at Hyde Park in dawn service to commemorate fallen soldiers
25 Apr 2018
Lost Australian WWI submarine found 103 years later
Wreck of HMAS AE1
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Lost Australian WWI submarine found 103 years later

Wreck of HMAS AE1 discovered off Papua New Guinea
21 Dec 2017
First World War composite photos bring past to life
First World War composite
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First World War composite photos bring past to life

Then-and-now images put snapshots of the Great War in a 21st century setting
13 Nov 2017
Remembrance Day: why do we fall silent and wear poppies?
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Remembrance Day: why do we fall silent and wear poppies?

The meaning behind the traditions used to commemorate those who died for their country
7 Nov 2017
Why the Battle of the Somme was so significant
WWI soldiers behind a barbed wire
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Why the Battle of the Somme was so significant

Commemorations are taking place in Thiepval to mark centenary of infamous World War One battle
18 Nov 2016
Poppy row: Fifa may punish FA for The Last Post and silence
Poppies
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Poppy row: Fifa may punish FA for The Last Post and silence

Investigation into tributes at England vs Scotland game is set to be widened, but a fine is likely
18 Nov 2016
Fifa poppy row: Remember, FA banned Somme visit at Euro 2016
Poppy armband
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Fifa poppy row: Remember, FA banned Somme visit at Euro 2016

England players will wear poppies against Scotland next week, but they were told not to visit WWI memorial in the summer
3 Nov 2016
Euro 2016: England denied the chance to mark Somme centenary
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Euro 2016: England denied the chance to mark Somme centenary

Plans to visit WWI memorial at Thiepval 'scuppered' as three-hour round-trip could affect players' performance
7 Jun 2016
WWI Christmas truce: how football stole the glory of others
British Army football captain Keith Emmerson and the German Bundeswehr football captain Alexander Hess shake hands
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WWI Christmas truce: how football stole the glory of others

Mythology of match on no-man's land should not eclipse the sacrifices of other sports
19 Dec 2014
THEN & NOW: British cities during WWI and today
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THEN & NOW: British cities during WWI and today

Remembering the First World War on the home front 100 years on
11 Nov 2014
OUR WORLD WAR: Fitting swansong for doomed BBC3
BBC3 drama Our World War
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OUR WORLD WAR: Fitting swansong for doomed BBC3

Drama of a young man's refusal to join a British deserter's firing squad makes memorable TV
15 Aug 2014
Germany should have given up a province for Jewish people
Crispin Black
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Germany should have given up a province for Jewish people

The Jews should have been offered a homeland in Franconia, with Jerusalem a place of pilgrimage
7 Aug 2014
Hello Again to All That: or is it time to move on from WWI?
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Hello Again to All That: or is it time to move on from WWI?

There is a whiff of ‘war porn’ about the footage of wretched men staggering towards machine-guns
5 Aug 2014
First World War: 'the violent birth of the modern world'
The silhouette of WWI troops as they march towards the front line
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First World War: 'the violent birth of the modern world'

Britain's newspapers reflect on World War One and the legacy of one of the bloodiest wars in history
4 Aug 2014
'HEARTBREAKING': The Imperial War museum re-opens
The World War I exhibit at the Imperial War Museum
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'HEARTBREAKING': The Imperial War museum re-opens

'Fascinating and frequently heartbreaking' exhibits make up for more 'adult' transformation
17 Jul 2014
War graves: First World War archive goes online
Graves from the First World War in Belgium
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War graves: First World War archive goes online

Families will now find it easier to find details of relatives who died in the two world wars
8 Jul 2014
WW1 DEBATE: Baldrick hits back at Michael Gove
Blackadder goes forth
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WW1 DEBATE: Baldrick hits back at Michael Gove

World War One rumpus rumbles on as Sir Tony Robinson accuses Gove of ‘slagging off teachers’
6 Jan 2014
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