First World War

Europe Remembers War, But Doesn't Necessarily Learn

Robert Wilton | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Robert Wilton

The first days of August 1914 saw a series of declarations of war between the Great Powers of Europe. One hundred years later, the first days of August 2014 saw a series of commemorations, in which allies and enemies came together to acknowledge the sacrifice and devastation of World War One...

The First World War: There Are Not Two Sides To Every Story

Sam Fowles | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

The "balance fallacy" in the commemorations of the First World War means we forget the real reason millions died. "There are two sides to every stor...

Imagining a World Without War

Natalie Bennett | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

What we need to do now is go further... to imagine, and then create, a world without war. With the hideous death-toll in Gaza, the chaos in Syria and Ukraine, the turmoil in Libya, that might seem a long way from the reality of 2014. But the important first step is to say "this is possible", and then to start to plan the actions needed to bring a peaceful world into being.

First World War Commemorated In Moving Ceremony At Westminster Abbey

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

The Duchess of Cornwall joined senior politicians tonight for a service of solemn commemoration at Westminster Abbey. Key figures present included Dep...

Caroline Frost

World War 1: The Street Where It All Began

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Lights are dimmed across Britain tonight, to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War 1 and pay tribute to all those who fell - all 17 million...

Lights Go Out Across UK To Mark Centenary Of The Start Of The First World War

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

Homes around the UK have dimmed their lights to remember those that perished in the brutality of the First World War. Many businesses and public build...

'War Must Always Represent The Abject Failure Of Humanity'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

War must always represent the abject failure of humanity, the head of the Anglican church in Ireland said. Archbishop of Armagh Dr Richard Clarke said...

20 Incredible Pictures Of Brave Animals On The Battlefields Of World War I

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale & Tahira Mirza | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Aside from the human carnage of the First World War, animals were also recruited into military service performing a variety of tasks from carrying mes...

Remembering the First World War

Endeavour Press | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Endeavour Press

Monday 4th August will see us finally reach the landmark occasion of the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war between the United Kingdom and Germany and what for most people would be the start of the First World War.

Are You Going #Lightsout Tonight To Mark WW1 Centenary?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

Luminaries including Jeremy Paxman, Twiggy and David Gandy are joining the campaign to turn the lights out across Britain tonight, to mark the 100th a...

The Seminal Event in Modern Times Is Passing Into the Shadows of History - But We Lose Sight of It at Our Peril

Dr Andrew Murrison | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Andrew Murrison

Tonight, as we remember the point 100 years ago when the British Empire formally entered the First World War, the lamps will go out once again. Across the country millions of people will turn off the lights in their homes, businesses and public buildings, taking a moment to reflect on the dire events that were unfolding a century ago.

World War One: The Few That Fed the Many

Meurig Raymond | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK
Meurig Raymond

World War One left its mark on most families in Britain and those who worked in farming were no exception. Our family was one of thousands that sent men to war and helped produce food for the nation. My father was in the SW Borderers Regiment fighting on the Macedonia front in 1917.

8 World War 1 Photos Of Soldiers A Century Ago Walking Today's Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York & Elliot Wagland | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

This week marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1 - more than long enough to forget the men who fought and gave their lives walked the very ...

Knitting For Soldiers in the First World War

Juliet Bernard | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Bernard

With World War I and its horrors so much in the public mind I wanted to share the impact that this war to end all wars had on the day-to-day life of women and children in this country through the most normal of items - a knitted sock. The formidable Queen Mary led the movement to keep our troops warm during winter in the trenches, when Lord Kitchener asked her to undertake the huge task of providing 30,000 pairs of socks for our brave lads.

Why Will I Be Remembering W.D. Fishlock?

Luke Smith | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Luke Smith

Lives of the First World, the permanent digital memorial, is part of the story of Imperial War Museums. It is how we are fulfilling a central part of ...

Teaching Children About War: Mum's Not the Word

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

The 70th anniversity of D-Day the centenary of the First World War pinpoint 2014 as a year of wartime nostalgia. Amongst fabulous stories of rebel veterans absconding from their care homes to Normandy and colourful re-enactment celebrations, one of the quieter questions being bartered around is 'do kids really know what's going on?.'

What Really Caused the Chaos in Today's Middle East?

Endeavour Press | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

One of the greatest myths of our time is also, today in 2014, one of the most dangerous. This is the idea that today's Middle East was created by an Anglo-French secret pact in 1916, the Sykes-Picot Agreement, signed by Sir Mark Sykes for Britain and M. Georges-Picot for France.

Top Four Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lorenzo Belenguer

For the first time in 30 years, Alan Titchmarsh, the BBC presenter, is designing and building a show feature. From the Moors to the Sea will celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the UK's biggest community gardening campaign - RHS Britain in Bloom, as well as Alan's own 50 years in horticulture.

Army-Navy Rugby Clash Hits Century in Great War Centenary: Victoria Cross Winner Remembered

Stephen Cooper | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Before the Great War, Armed Forces rugby had to fight against the success of soccer - in 1906 the Army and Navy had 758 'Association' teams. A rugby Challenge match first held in 1878 was revived in 1905, became 'Official' in 1907 and an annual fixture in 1909, endorsed by no less than Admiral Lord Jellicoe...

An Irish Play About the First World War Opens at the National Theatre

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

A new production, The Silver Tassie, written by Sean O'Casey in 1928 about the Irish involvement in the First World War and the abrupt interruption that caused in the local communities opens at the National Theatre.

Heard Again: The Forgotten Voice of the Boys Who Won the First World War

Stephen Cooper | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Much recent writing on the Great War has veered between the highest-ranked and the humble: a determined rehabilitation of Haig at one end, with plain-spoken voices from the ranks at the other, whether individual Tommies who survived to tell their story, or whole battalions of 'Pals'. Lost in all this has been the story of the men arguably most responsible for British obduracy and eventual success - the officers of the line.

The Changing Role of Women

Maria Miller | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Miller

This weekend we mark the 103rd International Women's Day. It's an opportunity to celebrate women's social, economic and political achievements and, just as importantly, to highlight the barriers to full equality that still exist, more than a century on.

World War 1 Battle Of The Somme Installation Marks Centenary

PA | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

A poignant installation made up of paper and cardboard takes visitors on a journey back in time to show the hardships and struggles of soldiers in the...

A Global Battlefield

Gates Cambridge Scholars | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gates Cambridge Scholars

Lest we forget, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the war that shaped the 20th century. The first of three world wars (two hot and one cold), this conflict is remembered once a year as a lesson in human suffering, as a reminder that the war to end all wars was only the beginning of the human cost of the past century.

Imprisoned Conscientious Objectors Used 'Toilet Paper Journal'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Conscientious objectors who were imprisoned for their beliefs during the First World War kept in touch with each other in prison by circulating a jour...