Michael Haneke’s allegorical 2009 film showed how a peaceful society can be shattered within a single generation. It’s a lesson for us now in a world drifting toward populism and violence.
Ellen N. La Motte’s ‘The Backwash of War’ was praised for its clear-eyed portrayal of war, but was swiftly banned. Yet the similarities between her spare prose and Hemingway’s are unmistakable.
While many countries across Eastern Europe celebrate 100 years since they were born or restored as nation-states after the First World War, not everyone in these states are celebrating.
It was 100 years ago this month that Benito Mussolini created the fascist party in Italy. Today, his life offers cautionary lessons for contemporary politics.
A toxic mix of wishful thinking, brinksmanship, finger-pointing, and fatalism in July 1914 bear similarities to Brexit.
We commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, but victims of a more deadly threat are rarely remembered. Let’s change that.
The Versailles Conference set up the ill-fated League of Nations. We must not allow the United Nations to suffer the same fate.
It’s been 100 years since the murder of Marxist revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg.
Two centuries on, this beautiful prayer for peace still brings people together around the world.
For Australians serving overseas in WWI, Christmas was particularly difficult. Menus reveal how soldiers tried to maintain the traditions of home.
Around this time of the year, the Salvation Army’s red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Australia is spending cast amounts of money commemorating the war dead, but it’s time we took better care of ex-servicepeople who are still living.
How books can help veterans overcome physical and mental trauma.
Over four years, this BBC Radio 4 drama chronicled the daily lives of ordinary people dealing with the hardships of World War I.
Sphagnum moss made ideal field dressings for wounded soldiers.
The deep divide between Catholics and Protestants makes the coming together to honour the dead on both sides fraught with problems.
Stacks of treasured love letters can tell the intimate stories of war.
Battling shortages and rising food and fuel prices, housewives played a vital part in Britain’s first experience of ‘total war’.
Estimates suggest that Oxford lost 19% of those who served, Cambridge 18%, and Manchester and Glasgow 17%.
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.