World War I

Explaining the ‘Great War’

Romain Fathi | 04 September 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, World War I

When 19,000 British troops died in a single day

Michael Cook | 01 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Battle of the Somme, culture of death, World War I
The carnage of World War I was the opening salvo of the culture of death.

World War I marks a bloody anniversary today

Mark Harrison | 01 July 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: Battle of the Somme, World War I
Why the Battle of the Somme marks a turning point of World War I

The psychology of wartime trauma

Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen | 23 April 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Iraq, PTSD, Shell Shock, trauma, Vietnam, war, World War I
A hundred years from Shell Shock to PTSD

What Pius XII learned from the other holocaust

Michael Hesemann | 16 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Armenian genocide, Pius XII, Turkey, World War I
In his work as a diplomat during World War I, he saw that protests to vengeful Turks made the plight of persecuted Armenians even worse.

School sex ed: how yesterday’s extremists shaped the agenda

Valerie Huber | 12 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: sex education, United States, World War I
An STD epidemic after World War I launched public sex education in America.

World War I centenary: five historians, two questions

Dragan Stavljanin | 29 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: history, World War I
What caused it? Can it happen again?

Conscientious objectors got short shrift in WWI Germany

Ingrid Sharp | 19 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conscientious objection, Germany, World War I
Authorities thought that wartime opponents were criminals or lunatics.

Borderlands: the new strategic landscape

George Friedman | 06 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: geopolitics, Stratfor, World War I
Europe experienced three wars in the 20th century. Is the same pattern reasserting itself?

Why I hate Anzac Day

Angela Shanahan | 25 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ANZAC Day, nationalism, World War I
Australians are forgetting the tragic waste of life in an ill-conceived campaign in World War I.

For another view of World War I, look to Lord of the Rings

Stuart Lee | 21 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: JRR Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, World War I
The germs of JRR Tolkien's mythology began to take root during his days in the trenches.

“Patriotism is not enough”

Francis Phillips | 11 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: nursing profession, World War I
English nurse Edith Cavell lived her profession to the point of heroism in a war-torn Europe.

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