Commonwealth war cemetery at Ypres, Belgium.
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100 years after the end of World War I, some of its brutal lessons.
Delville Wood Memorial in Cape Town.About 2300 white soldiers died in the First World War battle.
For black South Africans, the hard lesson was the same as it had been during the Boer war: support for Britain would bring few rewards.
The author of First You Write a Sentence makes a strong case for the humble full stop.
Do Wall Street’s high-rises fuel risky behavior?
Business scholars have found that our physical environment can influence us in a variety of surprising ways – including by prompting us to engage in riskier behavior depending on elevation.
Gary Oldman plays Winston Churchill in the 2017 film
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Not just period pieces, the 2017 films "Dunkirk" and "Darkest Hour" shed light on the intense Brexit debate, and raise important questions about Britain’s fundamental identity.
A reversion to imperial imbalance in the British-Australian relationship began with the Whitlam government’s election and ended with its dismissal.
The continued embargo on documents relating to the dismissal of the Whitlam government point to the lingering imperial power that comes from an incomplete severance of colonial ties.
Collecting the family allowance in 1946: the Beveridge report influenced the creation of Britain’s welfare state.
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Thousands queued to buy the report by William Beveridge that would lay the foundations for Britain's modern welfare state.
The latest film about Britain's revered war leader struggles to capture the man – or give his wife the credit she deserves.
In the years leading up to World War II, Ivan Maisky and Winston Churchill developed a close friendship.
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The Soviet ambassador to London showed that charm and contacts can trump espionage when it comes to gathering information.
German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
It was Winston Churchill who led the charge for the UK's first living wage. But you'd never have guessed the Conservative Party would adopt the policy with such gusto in the 21st century.
Winston Churchill was a strong proponent of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Conservative party manifesto's repudiation of the ‘libertarian right’ bodes ill for the European Court of Human Rights.
Churchill allowed science to flourish. Without a similar attitude in today’s politics, we may hit a bottleneck for life that leaves a Universe without a single human soul to enjoy it.
Could British border controls stretch to Dublin?
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Proposals for the UK government to move its border to Irish ports of entry show how many options are now on the table.
Residents view an army poster of wanted Boko Haram suspects in Bayelsa, Nigeria.
Despite military successes against Boko Haram, Nigeria needs to face up to the unpalatable truth that military force alone will not win the deadly war, and start discussions about peace building.
Whither Europe after Brexit?
Those who favour Brexit imply it would be followed either by a European superstate or the collapse of the EU. Here's why neither is in UK's interests.
Henry James in 1912.
The American writer remains as elusive 100 years after his death as he was at the time.
The usual suspects.
The British do love a scientist on their money, as RBS's new choice of Mary Somerville for the £10 confirms. Is it time we thought out of the box?
Tony Abbott remained at consistently low levels of approval throughout his time as prime minister.
Tony Abbott failed to read the signs of the times. His rhetoric was Churchillian, emphasising struggle, crisis and emergency.
Speaking to the nation December 6.
Winston Churchill famously suggested that: You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else. Speaking with his characteristic mix of the compassionate and cerebral…