First World War

Want to Increase Diversity in the Arts? Get Local

Natalie Wade | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Natalie Wade

We can argue the reasons for this situation until the proverbial cows come home. But what is indisputable is the transformative impact that art and culture has on these young people's lives.

Being There for People Who Have Been Bereaved

Joe Levenson | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK
Joe Levenson

One hundred years after the outbreak of the First World War, which contributed to a major shift in cultural attitudes and practices relating to death and mourning, with discussing dying increasingly becoming a taboo, many British people remain deeply uneasy talking about bereavement.

Sainsbury's Ad Becomes Surprising Hit With Schools

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Brownrigg

Many teachers around the country are using the Sainsbury's Christmas Truce advert as a learning resource for WW1 commemorations.

Thieves Are Targetting The Tower Of London Poppies

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Thieves have tried to target the ceramic Tower of London poppies since their removal from public display, the artist behind the spectacle has claimed....

This Is What The Sea Of Poppies Looks Like Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

Hundreds of thousands went to see the poppies at the Tower of London. Now, just a week after the huge display was the centre piece of the Remembrance ...

Recently Discovered Pictures Show Life In The Trenches Of WWI

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

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Sainsbury's Christmas Advert Is An Unexpected War Epic

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK

Sainsbury's has recreated one of the most famous moments from World War One in its 2014 Christmas advert, which is a tie-up with armed forces charity ...

The 13-Year-Old Cadet Who Finished The Extraordinary Poppy Artwork

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO: Poppies Seen From Above In Beautiful Unseen Drone Footage A 13-year-old cadet laid the final poppy to the enormous artwork at The Tower o...

Death, Glory and Honour: What Place Religion in Public Remembrance?

Paul Beaumont | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK
Paul Beaumont

In what sense could God have been glorified as a result of the First World War? Was he on the side of the British and her allies? Is that why we won, and is that what glorified him? Didn't the Germans pray to the same God?

First World War Poetry

David Hynes | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
David Hynes

What, exactly, are we meant to feel, if anything, during these centenary remembrance years, if the outstanding images, memories and relics concentrate on such a narrow sphere of the conflict. And what, exactly, are we supposed to do? Are we supposed to think about the war every now and then?

Europe Remembers War, But Doesn't Necessarily Learn

Robert Wilton | Posted 15.11.2014 | 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 ...