Ww1

Harrowing Details From Battle Of The Somme Revealed For First Time In New Collection

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

A collection of more than 500 first-hand accounts, some of which have never been seen before, have revealed graphic details from the bloody Battle of ...

This Is Why We Wear Poppies For Remembrance Day

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

As people around the country stand in remembrance of members of the armed forces, many will be wearing and laying wreaths of poppies. But why do we us...

Listen To Leonard Cohen, Stephen Fry And Others Read WW1 Poetry

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

Millions will gather today and over the weekend to remember members of the armed forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. Friday 11 Nove...

Find Out About The History And Traditions Behind Remembrance Day With Our Quiz

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK

On Sunday, Britons will pause to remember the millions of men and women who have given their lives serving their country in the armed forces. Remembra...

People Are Furious That England Footballers Might Not Be Allowed To Wear Poppies

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK

A row has broken out once again about the wearing of poppies on the football pitch ahead of Armistice Day. The Football Association (FA) is currently ...

Chilling And Sobering Start For Commuters As Soldiers Sing We Are Here At Train Stations

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Commuters were stopped in their tracks this morning as they were confronted with men dressed as soldiers at stations across the country to mark the ce...

Eating, Drinking and Fighting: The Somme, 1916

Dr Rachel Duffett | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Dr Rachel Duffett

Whatever food or drink was available it had to be consumed in a world where the likelihood of enjoying any future meals was determined by factors that extended way beyond mere issues of supply. As one of Perriman's hungry soldiers said to him on receiving the miniscule rations for that day in July, 'Say, Sarge, the buggers don't intend us to die on a full stomach, do they?'

These Incredible Newly-Coloured Images Reveal What Life Was Like In The Trenches

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Friday 1 July marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, one of the bloodiest battles in history. Over the course of fou...

This Is The Poignant Way You Can Remember Those Who Died At The Somme

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK

Commemoration have begun to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. While many are used to wearing a red poppy around Reme...

Coming Together to Remember the Brave

Qari Asim | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

As we were united in remembrance, they were united in their sacrifice - men and women of all faiths and of none. Hundreds of thousands of Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs and people of other minority faiths have served in the British Armed Forces across two World Wars, facing down the hatred of Nazism and helping keep Britain safe in its direst hours of need.

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Stephen Liddell | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Stephen Liddell

Most of us are familiar with the holocaust in WW2 enacted by Nazi Germany against Jewish people, Gypsies, communists and the mentally ill but this week sees the 100th anniversary of another holocaust or Genocide, the Armenian Genocide in Turkey...

The Queen's Christmas Speech In Full

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

Here is the full text of the Queen's Christmas broadcast: In the ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral is a sculpture of a man and a woman reaching o...

Queen's Speech Addresses Reconciliation, Faith & Game Of Thrones

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

The Queen has used her Christmas Day broadcast to highlight the importance of reconciliation between opposing sides - from communities in Northern Ire...

Sainsbury's Ad Becomes Surprising Hit With Schools

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 03.02.2015 | 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.

Poppy Hijab - Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

Dilly Hussain | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dilly Hussain

The poppy hijab is a counterproductive and patronising campaign, which singles out Muslims as being a suspect community whose allegiance lies elsewhere. Many British Muslims do put their religion before their nationality but that doesn't make them any less integrated.

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...

Valiant Hearts Review: Tackling History With A Video Game

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

Valiant Hearts is a 2D side-scrolling game set during the First World War. Based on real letters written at the time it follows a group of characters;...

Commemorating the Great War: A Glimpse on the East Front

Dr Ion Jinga | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK
Dr Ion Jinga

Initially neutral, in the spring of 1916 Romania was insistently requested by France and Great Britain to enter the war in order to relieve the huge German pressure on the West front. Queen Maria of Romania, who was British by birth and a grand daughter of Queen Victoria, strongly advocated entering the war on the Entente side.

Thomas Tamblyn

The Best Tribute To WWI Might Just Be A Video Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

Simon Chocquet-Bottani is a game and level designer on Ubisoft's latest title Valiant Hearts. He's a man who has gone from designing Rayman levels to ...

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.

Love. Courage. Home. What We've Been Tweeting To Commemorate WW1 Centenary

PA | Posted 03.08.2014 | UK

Love. Courage. Home. As the nation marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, commemorations have spread to the online world, with peo...

This Savagely Huge Flamethrower Was Actually Used In WW1

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Tech

The savage tragedy of the first World War is well understood - but until you see some of the weapons used in the conflict, it's hard to appreciate jus...

The Villagers of Leavesden unveil a new WW1 Memorial

Stephen Liddell | Posted 14.09.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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?.'