First world war

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Churchill review – the character behind the caricature
British hero or imperial villain? The folly of such debates is laid bare by this richly nuanced historical study of the former PM

Lucy Mangan

02, Apr, 2021 @9:00 PM

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After the Covid war, the UK will struggle to win the economic peace
State power and capitalism’s innovation have staved off disaster, but the challenge is long-term

Larry Elliott

21, Mar, 2021 @12:05 PM

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The Guardian view on memorials for Covid-19: raw events need distance | Editorial
Editorial: The pandemic must be remembered, but there should be caution and patience about how

Editorial

12, Mar, 2021 @5:52 PM

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Imperial War Museums behind £2m project for new art on conflicts
Commissioning of more than 20 artworks is nod to 1916 government scheme to document first world war

Caroline Davies

11, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Jean Boyle obituary
An analytical chemist, teacher and mother of five who loved hiking and dressmaking

Alison Boyle

10, Feb, 2021 @12:03 PM

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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

Letters

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

Letters

04, Nov, 2020 @5:23 PM

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