WWI

2.7.19

World War II Grenades Keep Ending Up in Food Factories and Restaurants

Trenches that were filled with explosives often ended up as farm fields, still laced with forgotten bombs.

4.26.17

Remembering the Gatsby-Style Kiwi Who Became the First Big Star of Tennis, But Was Killed in WW1

Christchurch's Anthony Wilding—who was killed in France in 1915—was arguably the first true superstar of tennis.

7.28.16

Nazi Flags and Brexit Fans: I Went to a Massive Festival for People Obsessed with War

The War and Peace Show felt quite sweet and highly problematic all at the same time.

11.11.15

How Better Remembrance of Britain's Muslim Soldiers Could Improve Our Society in 2015

Almost 400,000 Muslims fought for Britain during WWI – a fact almost nobody knows.

10.20.15

Disintegrating Flesh Sculptures Put a Twist on WWI Memorials

With the 'Papaver Rhoeas' sculptures, Paddy Hartley does the exact opposite of 'preserving' memory.

2.2.15

This Guy Is Obsessed with Finding Strangers' Undeveloped Photos in Charity Shops

Levi Bettwieser treats the found films like fragile little babies, carefully welcoming them into the present world.

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1.20.15

From WWI to Rave, Britain's Forgotten Wartime Structures Have Their Place in Every Decade

We spoke to Marc Wilson about his photos of the numerous wartime buildings that have become a silent part of Britain's scenery.

1.8.15

Revealed: The Headlines You'll Be Reading in 2015

Here's how the annual glut of anniversary features is going to pan out this year.

8.13.14

Two Gunshots to the Head Couldn't Kill This British Soldier

Nor could multiple gunshot wounds elsewhere, or the two plane crashes he was involved in.

8.5.14

A Brilliant Spotlight In London Is Commemorating WWI's 100th Anniversary

Roji Ikeda's "spectra" installation is a shining beacon to honor the start of The Great War.

11.13.13

Britain's WWI Centenary Is Bound to Be a Disaster

The government already have Europe squabbling over the right way to remember the war.