First world war

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Scapa Flow Museum showing Orkney island’s wartime role up for top prize
UK museum of the year award has shortlist of five showing ‘astonishing ambition and boundless creativity’

Harriet Sherwood and Kevin Rawlinson

22, May, 2023 @2:32 PM

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‘I wish he had finished his book’: Chad L Williams on WEB Du Bois
Brandeis professor discusses how an unpublished manuscript by the great Black intellectual inspired his own epic work

Charles Kaiser

07, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Wounded World review: brilliant biography of WEB Du Bois at war
Chad L Williams charts the great Black intellectual’s journey through the first world war. It makes essential reading

Charles Kaiser

06, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Touched by a tragic first world war tale | Brief letters
Brief letters: Shot at dawn | Emergency alerts at evensong | A message to Airstrip One | Ofsted’s ‘inadequate’ | Jack Nicholson in Reds

24, Apr, 2023 @5:03 PM

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This Anzac Day, beware politicians glossing over war’s evils to justify further military adventurism | Paul Daley
Politicians will always sanitise the prosaic horror of combat death – and the ugly human fallout on the families of veterans

Paul Daley

24, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Message from Cairo: unique audio of original Anzac recorded during first world war speaks across the years
Henry Miller Lanser made the shellac disc recording for his family in a ‘talking-machine shop’ while undergoing training in Egypt

Natasha May

24, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Country diary: Private Archibald Browne is remembered | Alexandra Pearce-Broomhead
Ingatestone, Essex: First world war ‘deserters’ are mostly not commemorated with their name in stone. This remote churchyard contains an exception

Alexandra Pearce-Broomhead

24, Apr, 2023 @4:30 AM

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‘We’d like the two periscopes’: the mission to save a piece of Australia’s first submarine
The AE1 was found 103 years after it sank in the first world war. Now a team hopes to salvage part of the disintegrating wreck to be preserved in a museum

Tory Shepherd

23, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Why All Quiet on the Western Front should win the best picture Oscar
Gut-churning battlefield realism and the unfamiliar German perspective take this powerful first world war film outside the usual war movie territory

Andrew Pulver

06, Mar, 2023 @9:51 AM

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Not so quiet on the western front | Letters
Letters: The new film sets up a myth in a way that would have delighted the National Socialists, writes Roger Macy, while Ian Ferguson thinks the remake adds nothing to the novel

03, Mar, 2023 @6:03 PM

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Germans are right to be incensed by All Quiet on the Western Front: it paints them as the good guys | Nicholas Barber
Making changes to a classic novel is one thing – but this retelling risks raising tensions at the worst possible time, says writer Nicholas Barber

Nicholas Barber

27, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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French city believes Madonna may own artwork lost in war – and asks for loan
Amiens mayor wants singer to lend Jérôme-Martin Langlois painting after it went missing in first world war

Kim Willsher in Paris

17, Jan, 2023 @11:17 AM

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