Great War

Outside Europe - Memorialising the Great War in the Colonies

Meor Alif | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Meor Alif

The First World War is not normally remembered for its epic battles outside the tranches of Europe, as there was nothing Ypres-like about, say, 'Edwardian' Southeast Asia. We just don't associate it to be as globally engulfing as World War Two. Yet, it would a mistake to think that there were geographical limits to the range in which this first (only if one discounts the Seven Years War) recognisable 'world war' was fought.

Flanders Football Game Planned To Mark Centenary Of Christmas Truce

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK

The 100-year anniversary of the Christmas truce during the First World War may be commemorated with a football match in Flanders. The government is...

Halabja and the Dangers of Mustard Gas

Michael Freemantle | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Mustard gas is actually not a gas but a thick viscous liquid that can remain on the ground for years when conditions are right. The chemical releases a vapour that is either odourless or smells of mustard depending on the purity of the liquid.

The Other Poppies of War

Michael Freemantle | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Opium poppy extracts and their chemical derivatives were and still are invaluable in relieving the suffering of the wounded. It is therefore safe to say that both the opium poppy and the red poppy, or least the artificial variety, have been employed to bring immense relief to members of the armed forces, albeit in totally different ways.

Cameron Pledges £50m For 'National Commemoration' Of Great World War

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

David Cameron has promised a "truly national commemoration" to mark the centenary of the First World War. The Prime Minister said there would be £...

PICTURES: Did Hitler Have A Son?

Posted 21.02.2012 | UK

Hitler had a son with a teenage French girl, new evidence claims to prove. The shocking revelations that Adolf Hitler had an affair with a french t...

Britain To Fall Silent To Remember War Dead

PA | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Britons at home are to join those serving in Afghanistan in falling silent to remember the nation's war dead. The two-minute silence at 11am will b...

Ulster Marching Hides Change on the Ground

Richard Grayson | Posted 02.09.2011 | UK Politics
Richard Grayson

Each year when Northern Ireland's marching season comes round, we are reminded of the tensions which still exist on the streets of places like east Be...