First world war

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Florence Nightingale’s lamp and coded wartime quilt star in new Red Cross museum
Previously unseen treasures from the charity’s history on the frontline are going on permanent display at its London HQ

Donna Ferguson

28, Nov, 2021 @8:30 AM

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1922: Scenes from a Turbulent Year by Nick Rennison review – a slice of history repeating
A vivid account of a post-pandemic year a century ago when Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered, the BBC set up and James Joyce’s Ulysses derided

Kathryn Hughes

19, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Mike Mercer obituary
Other lives: Landlord for 50 years of the much-loved Albion Inn in the centre of Chester

Glyn Turton

17, Nov, 2021 @5:37 PM

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All we can do is remember our war dead - because we can never hope to understand what they went through | Adrian Chiles
Speaking to servicemen and women has taught me how impossible it is to make sense of war. And how much remains unknown

Adrian Chiles

11, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Records of 320,000 Punjab soldiers from first world war uncovered
Military files of Indian troops left unread in Pakistan museum for 97 years go online

Rajeev Syal

10, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Can history teach us anything about the future of war – and peace?
A decade on from psychologist Steven Pinker’s declaration that violence is declining, historians show no sign of agreeing a truce

Laura Spinney

07, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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‘Very upsetting’: Australian families fear navy shipwrecks will be desecrated
There are concerns rising metal prices will lead to more illegal scavenging unless the government acts to protect wrecks

Tory Shepherd

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The extraordinary Aboriginal leader whose story the Australian War Memorial should be telling | Paul Daley
Yorta Yorta man William Cooper made powerful appeals against Indigenous military service for an empire that had stolen Aboriginal land

Paul Daley

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Alan Tudge is dead wrong. Anzac should be contested – as it always has been | Paul Daley
He has been banging on with these dreary, condescending, cliched cultural themes, each instalment a little more ridiculous

Paul Daley

26, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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‘Elite v plebs’: the Oxford rivalries of boys who would never grow up to be men
A feud at Balliol College ended for ever when all five involved died in the first world war. Now the tale is to be told on the London stage

Richard Brooks

26, Sep, 2021 @7:45 AM

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The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war
The German monarch’s imperial ambitions were fuelled by the British colonialist – as the story behind a recently discovered relic reveals

Daniel Boffey in Doorn

19, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The War Below review – plucky shot at telling amazing story of wartime tunnellers
Real-life account of miners recruited in the first world war to burrow beneath German lines is fascinating does well on a limited budget

Phil Hoad

08, Sep, 2021 @2:59 PM

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