Ww1

The Villagers of Leavesden unveil a new WW1 Memorial

Stephen Liddell | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Across the country and around the world, old and tired looking WW1 memorials are being repaired. Most places have refurbished their existing memorial...

Teaching Children About War: Mum's Not the Word

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 11.06.2014 | 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?.'

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...

Sporting Diplomacy: Did Rugby Almost Change the Face of Europe Before 1914?

Stephen Cooper | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

In the 19th century the very British game of rugby football was adopted successfully throughout her Dominions; by 1906, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa were regularly beating us at our own game. In the years preceding the First World War, rugby tried to conquer territories closer to home with expeditionary forays into Continental Europe.

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.

A Rugby Club Remembers: Rosslyn Park Pays Tribute to Its WWI Dead

Stephen Cooper | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

It began with a missing war memorial at a rugby club. Rosslyn Park, founded in 1879 had a clubhouse plaque to those killed in the 'Second Great War', including Prince Obolensky, England's Russian winger who crashed his RAF Hurricane in 1940. Nothing existed for the first Great War, 1914-18. Why no memorial to them?

'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...

Why Things Can Only Get Worse in 2014

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

The dawn of a New Year is a looking forward to what is to come and for reflection, a time for taking stock. There are two things we know will happen during 2014...

Put Nurse Edith Cavell On £2 Coin, Not Kitchener

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Field Marshall Lord Kitchener is not everybody's choice as the heroic figurehead of the First World War. Yet it will be the War Minister's face on ...

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,...

'EastEnders' Writer Pens WW1 Drama

PA | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

EastEnders writer Tony Jordan is behind a new series following the fate of two young soldiers in the First World War. The Great War, which will str...

All Quiet on the Western Front: The Christmas Truce

Tony Mckenna | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Mckenna

Like smoke drifting across no man's land as the sound of the guns and the mortar finally fell quiet, the Christmas truce of 1914 has been shrouded by the mists of time. A historical event which occurred early in the First World War and one many of us are familiar with; yet it has the feel and texture of legend as much as fact.

Suitcase Discovered After 99 Years

PA | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

A battered old suitcase which gives an insight into the life of a First World War nurse has been found at the back of a cupboard at a university. S...

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...

Why Stalingrad Matters Today

Mark Perryman | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

World War Two has become an epic of nostalgia entirely disconnected from the cause of anti-fascism, the sacrifices made by the Red Army on the Eastern Front once again hidden from history. Stalingrad, forgotten, scarcely meriting a mention in the mainstream media despite its fixation with all things WW2.

Remembering Afghanistan: Attitudes and Support Amongst the British Public

Rachael Gribble | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK
Rachael Gribble

Despite opposition to the Afghanistan mission, the public holds their Armed Forces in high esteem and understands what is potentially at stake in the campaign. We can therefore be fairly confident that on this Remembrance Sunday, the efforts of the UK's Armed Forces troops, and those we have lost, will continue to be warmly remembered, and appreciated, by the British public.

Felicity A Morse

What's So Controversial About Wearing A Poppy?

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

As the British Legion launches its poppy appeal it seems wearing the little red flower has lost none of its potency. Political, patriotic, a sign ...

Poppy Appeal Begins With Trafalgar Square Concert

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

The Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal starts on Wednesday with a concert fronted by singers Alesha Dixon and Pixie Lott and soldier Sapper Clive Sm...

"Dulce et decorum est"... to Wear a Poppy

Hannah Wallis | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK
Hannah Wallis

It's impossible to know even a fraction of the personal stories, or the tales of individual acts of patriotism and valour that went on in those four horrendous years, and with the death of Harry Patch in 2009, the First World War has now all but passed out of living memory. But that doesn't mean that we can't be grateful for the collective, incalculable sacrifice that was made so that we've got freedom now.