First world war

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A Christmas pandemic like no other? They thought that in 1918
The post-first world war flu outbreak also came in waves and led to school closures and face-mask rows

Michael Bresalier

18, Dec, 2020 @12:17 PM

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WW1 trench fever identified in former homeless man in Canada
Discovery of wartime disease transmitted by lice prompts calls for more to be done for vulnerable

Nicola Davis

07, Dec, 2020 @5:15 AM

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Mangold-wurzels and their German roots
Brief letters: Vaccine for shielders | Mangold-wurzels | Geordies | Children in Need | Country diary


15, Nov, 2020 @6:25 PM

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Focusing on the Anzac myth eclipses other national stories of pain and struggle | Paul Daley
There are plenty of monuments to war dead but few to doctors and nurses who died saving thousands during the Spanish flu

Paul Daley

10, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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The funeral of the Unknown Warrior - archive, November 1920
100 years ago the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey on 11 November 1920. See how the Guardian reported the return of the anonymous soldier’s body from France

compiled by Richard Nelsson

10, Nov, 2020 @10:50 AM

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Remembrance Day is an exercise in collective amnesia | Samuel Earle
War is the domain of tragedy and chance, not of reassuring, patriotic stories – as my Red Army grandfather well understood, says the writer Samuel Earle

Samuel Earle

08, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The restorative magic of Benny and Hot | Letters
Letters: During the first world war, soldiers hospitalised in the Benedictine distillery were given this winter warmer, and it is famous throughout the north


04, Nov, 2020 @5:23 PM

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Deadly impact of wet winters on WWI and Spanish flu victims
Scientists observe correlation between mortality rates and cold, moist conditions in 1914-18

Kate Ravilious

23, Oct, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Ypres chestnut tree battered but unbowed by wars wins Belgian award
Tree that has survived bombing and search for firewood is voted country’s tree of the year

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

19, Oct, 2020 @2:51 PM

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Ten black history events that should be taught to every pupil
Black History Month is a chance to introduce forgotten historical episodes into the curriculum, from the British black panthers to the Bristol bus boycott

Lucy Campbell

11, Oct, 2020 @1:53 PM

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Imperial War Museum offers a look inside Lesbos refugee camp
Immersive film of Moria camp in Greece is part of focus on 100 years of refugee experiences

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

23, Sep, 2020 @3:28 PM

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Pando, Miss Rona and Covid Toe: how the language of a disease develops – shaped by fear and prejudice
Deadly outbreaks always lead to a new vocabulary, as people search for ways to understand a growing threat. And while some of the new words are merely descriptive, others have ugly underpinnings

David Shariatmadari

20, Aug, 2020 @12:22 PM

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