Sometimes diplomacy won the day, sometimes it didn't.
As tens of thousands of injured soldiers filled the UK's overwhelmed hospitals, the scale of World War I became all too apparent.
Don't believe these 10 common myths about the 1918 Spanish flu.
America finds itself in uncharted territory under Donald Trump – not least when it comes to climate change and Israel policy.
Either medals or destruction appears to await canine companions from the battlefield.
A simple signature can lead to an incredible story.
Four empires fell, a world was shaken, a new order arose – and the long 20th century really began.
Scars shouldn't be a shorthand for evil.
During World War I, Marie Curie left her lab behind, inventing a mobile X-ray unit that could travel to the battlefront and training 150 women to operate these 'Little Curies.'
On the trail of the men of Britain's Royal Aircraft Factory, who gave their lives to help create the world's first air force.
Whether it be African-Americans, Catholics or transgender people, the armed forces have played a vital role in shaping US social policy toward the country's minorities.
The French Army's efforts in the world wars have long been maligned. Its soldiers deserve better.
What might be the purpose of historical fiction? Perhaps to the humble and subtle to recognise and pay tribute to lives that came before us.
The first fully industrialised war prompted many to draw parallels between human society and the insect world.
How academic sleuthing uncovered the Edinburgh setting for a historic meeting of three of the greatest war poets
The humble carrier pigeon played a huge role in World War I and saved many lives. But despite huge technological advances, animals are still suffering and dying in modern wars.
An Army veteran and professor of rhetoric explores poetry written by veterans about a divisive holiday born of the Civil War.
Weather forecasting stopped looking for patterns in the past, and started using numbers to look solidly at the future.
A 1915 morality play by Vernon Lee makes a powerful critique of jingoist group-think.
In the winter of 1915, a German soldier died in a field hospital in Russia. We don't know his name, but he helped revolutionize the way gay people have advocated for equality.