The IOC was under considerable pressure to host the 1920 games. While a noble goal, it resulted in significant hardships for war-torn Belgium and the athletes themselves.
Free speech is a long American tradition – but so are attempts to restrict free speech. A First Amendment scholar writes about measures a century ago to silence those criticizing government.
A century ago, the end of the 1918 flu pandemic was followed by a period of prosperity, cultural flourishing and social change known as the Roaring ‘20s. Will the end of COVID-19 launch a similar era?
As trans-Tasman borders re-open and in the wake of the Christchurch attacks, Anzac Day gains new meaning and presents new challenges – just as it has always done.
Avenues of Honour were planted to remind us of the sacrifice and suffering of our servicemen and women. But as the years wore on, many declined or disappeared.
While no Australian nurses died in service on the Western Front, the horror of what they saw and treated on the front lines caused tremendous suffering and pain.
Amid the trauma and boredom of war, soldiers turned to reading — often magazines they wrote themselves.
The prime minister calls it “our most sacred day”, but numbers at Anzac Day dawn services fell by 70% from 2015-2019.
Beautifully directed, powerfully acted, Peter Weir’s Gallipoli still captures the devastating emotional toll of war, 40 years after it first premiered.
Woolf’s writing about illness defied the establishment’s post-war story of national strength.
What might the past offer us at this moment, and how will future generations reflect on this year? How will this present become the future’s past?
The story of the Scottish diaspora has been well told in print. Now a new audio book brings emigrant stories to life in their own words.
Hemingway’s response to death and disease was very different from the parody that circulated earlier this year.
When the honour of Australia’s revered soldiers is questioned, so, too, is the national self-image. But war is an ugly business, and we pay a price for tethering it so tightly to our identity.
It will always be too early, depending on who you ask, so put up your decorations whenever you want if it makes you happy.
A new book looks at the physical and psychological impact of the Great War on soldiers as the experience left them changed, broken and often traumatised.
After Canadian painter Mary Riter Hamilton was rejected for service as a war artist because she was a woman, she trekked battlefields to create more than 320 works that recall the missing soldiers.
British poet Wilfred Owen told readers there is no peace for the dying soldier until we fight against the lie that it is sweet and proper to die for one’s country.
the International Financial Conference in Brussels in 1920 hoped to reset the global economic order after a disastrous world war and pandemic. It hold lessons for leaders today.
There are 45 million Americans of German ancestry. They gave Donald Trump his winning margin in 2016. Will they do it again?