The Great War

100 Years Ago This Month - The First Bombing Raid on Britain

Michael Freemantle | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK
Michael Freemantle

The first attack on London, which occurred on 31 May 1915, killed seven people and injured 35 others. In that raid and three subsequent raids on London in 1915, the Zeppelins dropped a total of 278 bombs on the city of which 198 were incendiary bombs...

Recently Discovered Pictures Show Life In The Trenches Of WWI

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

These incredible pictures taken by a soldier during the First World War were recently published having only been discovered two years ago within a col...

Donmar Warehouse Commemorates WWI Anniversary with Show on the Versailles Treaty

Victoria Sadler | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Not a play about the French monarchy, Versailles is an ambitious play from Peter Gill that dramatizes the controversial peace treaty that was signed in the French palace at the end of WWI.

'He Sent The Out Into The World, But 100 Of Them Never Grew Up'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

George Howson was the most idealistic of headmasters. When he took the helm at Gresham's School in Norfolk, he wanted to reinvent the standards of edu...

The Lascar Memorial - Ninety Years of Honour

Shahida Rahman | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK
Shahida Rahman

The 90th anniversary of The Lascar Memorial in Calcutta, India takes place this month in 2014. Many people will not know who Lascars were or why they should be celebrated. By highlighting the anniversary of this Memorial, I will be able to shed some light on the sacrifices these brave men made for England.

Not So Cunning Plan..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Historians have hit back at Michael Gove's assertions that "left-wing" programmes like Blackadder have whitewashed Germany of blame for World War One,...

Matthew Tucker

'War Is Organised Murder' | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who ...

Young Children Should Be Included in World War One Commemorations Too

Hilary Robinson | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK
Hilary Robinson

At present two children from every state secondary school in England from spring until March 2019 will be given the opportunity to visit First World War battlefields. But it is our hope too that children of primary school age will be able, in their own way and suited to their needs, share in that witness as well.

Remembrance Begins at Home

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Max Wind-Cowie

Those who die in conflict for our armed services do so - whether we agree with the particular cause at that particular time or not - in our name and on our behalf. Their deaths are sacrificial.

The New Archbishop, Fashion and a Pervasion of Purple

Michael Freemantle | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

Purple, and variations thereof - mauve, indigo, violet, magenta, crimson and claret - are ubiquitous nowadays. But it was not always so.

Water. Water, Everywhere

Michael Freemantle | Posted 19.12.2012 | UK Tech
Michael Freemantle

The provision of safe water is a global challenge today and has been so throughout history, not least during periods of war. And that applies to both civilians and armed forces.

Centenary Plans for The First World War, Also Known as The Chemists' War

Michael Freemantle | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Michael Freemantle

The chemistry of the First World War proved to be a double-edged sword. It not only killed, maimed, and destroyed, it also helped to protect troops and heal the sick and wounded.