World War I

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 Psychology of Coping With War

Lucy Maddox | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Maddox

This swapping back and forth between the horrific and the mundane or even jolly, is not uncharacteristic of common ways of ways coping with chronic trauma: the black humour of a doctors' mess, for example. Humour is known to be an effective coping strategy, associated with a lower risk of post traumatic stress disorder.

Social Media and Modern Warfare

Adam Fisch | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Fisch

I'm actually not 100% sure that social media inherently is good. Yes, it's possible for people to post real-time news, yes it encourages every individual to voice their thoughts and be accessible but what happens when the social media news agenda gets hijacked?

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.

RIP Harry Styles, Andy Murray And Tom Jones

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Andy Murray, Harry Styles and Alex Ferguson are among celebrities 'mourned' in a striking advertising campaign commemorating men who died in World War...

Celebrating the Freedom of the World War One Centenary

Alastair Macartney | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

We remembered too not just those from the First World War, but all wars past and present including those serving right now in Afghanistan and other Operations around the world. And, of course, it's not just the soldiers themselves but the families that give their all in support of those brave men and women.

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...

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...

Utopia: Kraig Wilson's New Photographs

Dr Michael Petry | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dr Michael Petry

2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to commemorate it Wilson asked the British Army if they would allow him to photograph serving men who are also part of the LGBT community.

'I Have No Hatred Towards Anyone': William Recalls Last Words Of Firing Squad Nurse

PA | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK

The Duke of Cambridge thanked Belgium for its "steadfast remembrance" of those who lost their lives in the First World War, but said instability "cont...

Let's Honour All War Veterans

Mimi Bekhechi | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK
Mimi Bekhechi

Countless brave birds served and died with our Allied forces. They crossed battle lines and helped influence key battle decisions by delivering vital messages. These intelligent, gentle birds were the first recipients of the Dickin Medal - animals' Victoria Cross - for contributing to the rescue of thousands of human aviators.

A Century of Warfare: Analysing America's War Record Since WWI

Brad Linzy | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Politics
Brad Linzy

As Randolph Bourne said when writing about World War I in 1918, war is the health of the state. As America's power has grown, so has its propensity for war. Regardless of the debates about the justness or morality of war, the numbers have shown peace to be the exception in America while war has been the rule, making this last century since the start of World War I undeniably a century of warfare.

World War I Aircraft - Shuttleworth Collection

Bob Chaundy | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bob Chaundy

Among the lesser reported aspects of the war on the western front during World War I is the role played by aircraft. Britain manufactured 55,000 planes during the war of which only 10 remain in airworthy condition. Four of these belong to the Shuttleworth Collection in Bedfordshire and have been restored to their original construction.

War Books to Read on Holiday

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

My first reaction to this news was that I should read something substantial about one of the biggest conflicts in human history; perhaps Max Hastings huge new book on the subject, or some of that famous poetry that everyone is supposed to read in British schools. What about the extensive reports that all British newspapers are featuring about WW1?

'Ghost' Of Scottish Soldier Photographed At French World War I Grave (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK

A teenage boy has snapped what he believes to be the ghostly figure of a soldier during a school visit to war graves in France. Mitch Glover snapp...

It Turns Out Teenagers Today Really Aren't So Bad

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Today's teenagers are the most ambitious in a century, but also the most concerned that the current economic crisis will stymie hopes of achieving the...

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.

Ukip Think The War Dead Would Vote For Them

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

As the country waits to see if predictions of a Ukip "earthquake" at Thursday's elections comes to pass, one local branch is sure of support the euros...

Remembering Those Who Refuse To Kill

Shaughan Dolan | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Shaughan Dolan

May 15th will be marked this year by a simple ceremony in Tavistock Square. People will gather to remember those who for reasons of Conscientious Objection refused conscription into the armed services in the First World War.

We're Not Lining the Streets of Ypres, but Lessons From History Are With Us

Liam Beattie | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Liam Beattie

Please do not point at me for not wearing a poppy or call my friends ignorant for not visiting war graves in Flanders or Normandy as that does not make us any way less respectful; for the biggest mark of respect my generation can leave is one that looks beyond our differences and in the process creates a fairer and more peaceful world, for everyone.

MI5 Suspected Children's Author Of Being Russian Spy, Files Reveal

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

MI5 has published top secret files revealing that celebrated children's author Arthur Ransome was suspected of being a Russian spy during World War I....

World War 1 Soldiers Killed In Battle Finally Identified

PA | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

Relatives have expressed shock and relief after receiving news of the formal identification of 10 soldiers who were killed during the First World 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.

Leave Them Kids Alone!

Kevin Godlington | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Kevin Godlington

Another day, and another journalist has laid into the young generation of today, insinuating they are weak and without moral fibre. As Jeremy Paxman put it this week, they are considered: 'materialistic, self-obsessed, hedonistic ... because of the decline of the traditional notion of duty and the influence of social media'.