First world war

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George Grosz: museum dedicated to city’s master chronicler opens in Berlin
Artist is best known for satirical sketches depicting Berlin street life during Weimar Republic era

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

11, May, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Play about ‘great escape’ from German prison camp to be staged at Alexandra Palace
The story of the real-life escape from Stalag Luft III in 1944 is to be told at the London venue used as an internment camp for ‘enemy aliens’ during the first world war

Chris Wiegand

19, Apr, 2022 @11:01 PM

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English Heritage brings to life Corbridge Roman town’s lost Edwardian navvies
Exhibition identifies 11 of the forgotten labourers who uncovered Corbridge Roman town on Hadrian’s Wall

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

07, Apr, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Poem of the week: Strange Meeting by Wilfred Owen
A soldier’s vision of the hell of war resonates beyond its maker’s brief life

Carol Rumens

04, Apr, 2022 @9:16 AM

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Plastic surgery: why chasing physical perfection always ends in tears
As former supermodel Linda Evangelista reveals her years of anguish after operations, history shows that nature usually wins

Louisa Young

27, Feb, 2022 @10:45 AM

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Time collapsed as I saw how my grandad lived a century ago. History turned intimate | David Olusoga
Offered an early preview of the just-released 1921 census, the historian found himself overcome by details of his forebears’ lives

David Olusoga

09, Jan, 2022 @8:30 AM

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1921 Census of England and Wales reveals nation reeling from war
Census uncovers personal impact of economic turmoil, housing crisis and Spanish flu pandemic

Amelia Hill

06, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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