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In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese “thought language” allows us to change our view of Europe.
To try and understand the Russian revolution outside of the broader social context of the time is to neglect the development of nationhood in the region.
The Russian Revolution – an event that affected more than Russia and was more than a revolution.
German internees at the Holsworthy Internment Camp during the first world war.
State Library of New South Wales
4,500 people with German ancestry were interned in Australia when the first world war broke out. A new translation project sheds light on their experiences.
John Barker Sorrowing mother c.1916, oil on canvas.
70.8 h x 90.2 w cm.
National Gallery of Australia
Seven Australian composers feature in an epic communal piece of music honouring the Australians who died on the Western Front. It will have its premiere in Canberra, this Saturday.
Members of the Canadian Forces march during a Remembrance Day ceremony in Vancouver, B.C., on Nov. 11, 2017.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canadians’ indifference to their military isn’t so surprising. Almost every military conflict has raised serious questions, and spurred divisive debate, about Canadian unity and independence.
The primary legacy of Nazism was the second world war, which led to the deaths of more than 50 million people.
Nazi, fascist, ultra right-wing - these terms seem to be bandied about a lot these days. But what do they really mean?
Mephisto after its capture in France by the Australian 26th Battalion.
One hundred years after its capture from the battle fields of France, the last German battle tank of its kind is giving up its secrets to archeologists and forensic analysis.
Healthcare in the interwar period in the UK was surprisingly good.
Die show muss weitergehen!
The Ian Lowes Collection
Many thousands of Germans got through internment by performing farces, dressing up as women and clapping along to the can-can.
An 1870 news report said wild horses were “hated and shot by all”. What has changed since?
Brumbies have a devoted following among high country locals, despite the fact that they were despised by colonial settler farmers. Their mythical status today owes a lot to cultural figures such as Banjo Paterson.
The NFL is attempting to shut down protests like this one by members of the Cleveland Browns.
AP Photo/David Richard
Where to draw the line between loyalty to the nation and the struggle for equal rights? A scholar sees parallels between NFL protests and a call for African-Americans to ‘close ranks’ during WWI.
A George V sovereign.
CGB via Wikimedia Commons
The British government is trying to unblock £400m donated in 1927 by an anonymous donor who wanted it to help pay off the national war debt.
The lovers’ diaries show how David Pinsent supported Ludwig Wittgenstein through his depression.
With Rilla of Ingleside, the eighth in the Anne of Green Gables series, L.M. Montgomery shaped Canadian memories of the First World War. She wrote of Anne’s children as being influenced by the war effort which included victory bonds posters like this one.
University of Guelph
Lucy Maud Montgomery has shaped Canadian memories not only with ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ but also with the eighth of her series, ‘Rilla of Ingleside,’ which provides glimpses of the First World War.
The wreck of the British merchant ship SS Apapa, sunk by a German U-boat off Wales in 1917.
Wrecks like the recently discovered USS Juneau reveal much about combat on the oceans.
R.C. Sherriff’s classic play focused on the officer class, but the recent film adaptation has given working-class soldiers a voice.
The Great War uses scale models to depict catastrophe through a keyhole.
The Great War uses scale models to give a worm’s eye view of titanic violence. In Kings of War, by contrast, lethal events are viewed from the unsteady perspective of leaders.
William Farren and David Pinsent: two of Farnborough’s flying mathematicians.
Pinsent family archive.
The audio version of a long read on the daring mathematicians who took to the skies to help make early air travel safer.
More women than men were left standing after the war and pandemic.
Library of Congress
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.
A clock designed to work for 10 millennia is being built – but what is the point of it?