In over-zealously remembering the 1914-18 war
, we've swept under the carpet its most important lesson.
Lieutenant Dease has the distinction of being the first posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross in the 1914-18 war
It is understandable that the centenary of the 1914-18 war
matters profoundly to British people mindful of forebears who lost their lives in this hellish episode of blood-letting.
The Tour de France commemorated the centenary of World War One with the peloton's suiveurs (followers) invited to wear a 'Bleuet de France' cornflower in memory of the soldiers who died during the 1914-18 war
. The white jersey for the best Under-25 rider was also emblazoned with a Bleuet de France.
The killing of Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo is said to have set in motion events that led to the 1914-18 war
She said: "My father, Private James Cakebread number 54352, of Albert Street, Coventry, joined the army during the 1914-18 war
and was posted to the Royal Berkshire Regiment.
This year, to mark the centenary of the start of the 1914-18 war
, poppy displays will abound nationwide.
On the evening of 22 February 1942, Adolf Hitler mused with his dinner guest, a Danish SS collaborator, about the impact of the Great War on his conduct of the Second World War: "I wouldn't feel I had the right to demand of each man the supreme sacrifice, if I hadn't myself gone through the whole 1914-18 war
in the front line." Was Hitler "shooting a line," like many an old sweat, as vets were once called, or was he embellishing a myth?
It is only because a century ago brave women rioted and damaged property (along with their work in the 1914-18 war
) they got the vote.
In a narrative account of the 1914-18 war
for college students and general readers, Storey (history, Millsaps College) takes a global perspective that highlights environmental and technological factors into account in order to clarify the social and political history of the war.
She believes both sides in the 1914-18 war
were supplied by neutral Holland.
In time, however, there came to light Derek Boorman's study of war memorials, At the Going Down of the Sun, bearing numerous illustrations of 1914-18 war
The book is a must for Junger scholars, not least because King has also worked with the manuscript of Junger's 1914-18 war
diaries, which became available to scholars in 1996.
But lest the punning subtitle mislead, it should be made clear that this volume is not only about the 1914-18 war
, but about the successive waves of what Winter calls 'the memory boom'; the traumatic effects of the wars and upheavals that continued to scar the twentieth century: above all the Second World War, enclosing the yet greater horror of the Holocaust.
The average view of the Navy's role in the 1914-18 war
is that, apart from Jutland, it did not do very much at all.