In the UK, it's possible to join the army as a soldier at the age of 16, with parental permission. Is it right?
A contractor walks between trucks returning from Iraq to Camp Arafjan in Kuwait, Dec. 16, 2011.
A new study looks at obituaries of private military contractors killed at war. The majority are white men with significant military experience.
Simulating real-life disaster situations helps students develop physical and emotional resilience and leadership skills.
A scholar takes a pilgrimage of the Western Front to try to comprehend the loss of lives of the First World War. Here British soldiers in a battlefield trench, c. 1915-1918.
From the Swiss border to the English channel, a scholar describes his pilgrimage of the Western Front as a tribute to fallen soldiers and to learn more about the devastating loss of life.
Understanding the first world war is an exercise in comprehending the depth of human commitment to destruction, violence and resilience at a scale never experienced before 1914.
More than 16 million people lost their lives in world war one. Over a century later, we are still asking – for what?
The obituary of Jihadi John in Dabiq magazine.
An analysis of obituaries for Islamic State and Australian soldiers shows some alarming similarities, not the least of which is the idea that their deaths should be given meaning by further conflict.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
South African Army soldiers had high levels of awareness about the environment and their responsibilities towards it.
South African soldiers reported that environmental education and training programmes instilled environmentally friendly behaviour in them.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
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With many men 'missing' from the population in the aftermath of the 1918 flu, women stepped into public roles that hadn't previously been open to them.
Soldiers can now be more than just the best to join the British Army.
Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime in Game of Thrones.
The new series will bring several strong women into conflict with each other – just like the Wars of the Roses.
Not all soldiers are destined for a life of crime post-service.
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It's time to challenge the misconceptions plaguing veterans.
A new study has found returned service people who underwent mindfulness-based therapies had a sharper short-term decline in PTSD symptoms than those undergoing other conventional therapies.
Anzac soldiers line up for water parade, Gallipoli 1915.
The appalling conditions at Gallipoli indicate the wholly inadequate planning and response of the British and Allied military authorities to basic human needs.
It’s no secret that yoga can aid mental well-being. What is more, it can help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress…
Driving ambulances in Belgium: better than knitting at home.
The volunteer is at the heart of British perceptions of the World War I. We are all familiar with images of young men leaving home, standing in long queues at recruiting stations, and being examined by…
Dulce et decorum est. London, c. 1907.
When Britain declared war on Germany on August 4 1914, there had been a very long period of relative peace in Europe, stretching almost a century from the end of the Napoleonic wars in 1815. There were…
No longer just about soldiering on.
Despite prolonged combat missions and a bigger than expected death toll in operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, soldiers are…
A teddy bear bought by murdered soldier Lee Rigby for his son, Jack, sits alongside a family photograph.
The brutal killing of Drummer Lee Rigby on the streets of Woolwich has raised serious questions about the safety of our soldiers at home, and how such violence could affect their recovery from the psychological…
The risk of PTSD is determined by the frequency and severity of the potentially traumatic events.
Serving on operational deployments in conflict zones carries not only the obvious physical threats, it also poses significant mental health risks. While depression and anxiety disorders are common among…