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.
Simon Chocquet-Bottani is a game and level designer on Ubisoft's latest title Valiant Hearts. He's a man who has gone from
The charity called it "a symbolic act of reflection and hope". Kate Middleton is expected to attend a candle-lit service
The Seminal Event in Modern Times Is Passing Into the Shadows of History - But We Lose Sight of It at Our Peril
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. As the nation marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, commemorations have spread to
The savage tragedy of the first World War is well understood - but until you see some of the weapons used in the conflict
The new memorial sat under a wooden box ready for its unveiling. A Union Flag lay on top, fluttering in the slight breeze
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?.'
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...
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.