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'All Honour to You' - the forgotten letters sent from occupied France. 9 May 2014Last updated at 19:19 ET By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris The remarkable discovery of a box of letters in the archives of the BBC is shedding new light on conditions and attitudes in France during World War Two.

'All Honour to You' - the forgotten letters sent from occupied France

The letters - about 1,000 have survived - were sent to London from just after the French surrender to Germany in June 1940, through to the end of 1943. They were addressed to the French service of the BBC, otherwise known as Radio Londres, which during the German occupation was a vital source of information and comfort for millions of French men and women. Extracts from the letters were read out on Friday evenings on a programme called The French Speak to the French, whose aim was to build morale and stiffen civilian resistance to the Germans and Vichy.

100 years after 1914: Still in the grip of the Great War. WITH four months to go before the centenary of the start of the first world war, the bombardment of new books from competing historians is growing heavier.

100 years after 1914: Still in the grip of the Great War

Unlike many of the young men who went off to fight in 1914, nobody thinks it will all be over by Christmas. This is not surprising. 100 years after 1914: Still in the grip of the Great War. 1914: the Great War has become a nightly pornography of violence. Britain’s commemoration of the Great War has lost all sense of proportion.

1914: the Great War has become a nightly pornography of violence

It has become a media theme park, an indigestible cross between Downton Abbey and a horror movie. I cannot walk down the street or turn on the television without being bombarded by Great War diaries, poems, scrapbooks and songs. 1ste Wereldoorlog in foto's - RetecoolRetecool. Another Great War List. Causes of the First World War. Dagboeken Britse soldaten Eerste Wereldoorlog online. Waarom cookies?

Dagboeken Britse soldaten Eerste Wereldoorlog online

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De tien beste boeken over de Eerste Wereldoorlog

De Eerste Wereldoorlog kostte aan miljoenen soldaten het leven en had de Russische Revolutie en de Tweede Wereldoorlog tot gevolg. Er zijn een heleboel interessante boeken over de Eerste Wereldoorlog verschenen afgelopen jaar. Welke boeken moet u gelezen hebben? Did artists foresee the first world war? Are artists the canaries in the mine, warning of the coming explosion before anyone else?

Did artists foresee the first world war?

It's hard to look at the world before 1914 and not wonder if they somehow felt a catastrophe was bearing down on them and their societies. Henry James and Marcel Proust were challenging the old structures of plot in favour of exploring human psychology. The cubism of Braque or Picasso, the dissonant compositions of Schoenberg or Stravinsky, the free-flowing and often erotic choreography of Isadora Duncan and Nijinsky – these were acts of rebellion against the certainties and traditions of the old world. Did they somehow know they needed new ways of dealing with what was to come? Fanciful perhaps, but artists may have antennae the rest of us lack. Eerste wereldoorlog, einstein, relativiteitstheorie, atoommodel, supergeleiding, radioacitiviteit, nobelprijs. Precies honderd jaar geleden vaagde de Eerste Wereldoorlog het negentiende-eeuwse Europa van koningen en keizers weg en begon de verwoestende twintigste eeuw.

eerste wereldoorlog, einstein, relativiteitstheorie, atoommodel, supergeleiding, radioacitiviteit, nobelprijs

Maar de zekerheden van die oude tijd waren ook daarvoor al aan het verdwijnen, onder andere door de vele nieuwe wetenschappelijke inzichten rond de eeuwwisseling. Binnenkort is het precies honderd jaar geleden dat de Eerste Wereldoorlog uitbrak. Van 1914 tot 1918 zaaide hij dood en verderf in grote delen van Europa. Eerste Wereld Oorlog. First World War. First world war – a century on, time to hail the peacemakers. If we were still naming wars as colourfully as they used to – the War of the Spanish Succession, the War of Jenkins' Ear – we should call the one that began 100 years ago today the War of Unintended Consequences.

First world war – a century on, time to hail the peacemakers

No one, certainly, intended to create what Winston Churchill would later call a "crippled, broken world". Austria-Hungary, which declared war on 28 July 1914, merely wanted to dismember Serbia, where irredentists were stirring up ethnic Serbs in Austrian territory. Russia, which backed Serbia, wanted to come to the aid of fellow Eastern Orthodox Slavs, and to undo the racial humiliation of losing a war to Japan a decade earlier. First world war: how state and press kept truth off the front page. Gavrilo Princip, conspiracy theories and the fragility of cause and effect. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

Gavrilo Princip, conspiracy theories and the fragility of cause and effect

Achille Beltrame's illustration of the June 28, 1914 assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip (Image: Wikipedia) A hundred years ago this day in Sarajevo, disgruntled nationalist Gavrilo Princip fired a shot. Great War was world's first sci-fi war, says Pat Mills. 11 May 2014Last updated at 19:34 ET By Steven McKenzie BBC Scotland Highlands and Islands reporter Charley's War was a comic strip set in World War One that ran for many years in Battle, a British comic published in the 1970s until the late 80s.

Great War was world's first sci-fi war, says Pat Mills

Written by Pat Mills and illustrated by the late Joe Colquhoun, it follows young Londoner Charley Bourne's fight to survive in the trenches of the Western Front. After starting his career with Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson, Mills co-created Battle with fellow comic book writer John Wagner and also launched British science-fiction/fantasy comic 2000AD. How the first world war reshaped Europe: Redrawing the map. On July 28th 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, starting a slaughter that would leave millions dead. War redrew borders and reshaped economies, too. Europe’s debt-financed splurge on munitions prompted a manufacturing boom in America, boosting exports and transforming it from global debtor to global creditor.

Germany’s industry was hammered. The first world war, 100 years on. ©Reuters A memorial to the first world war in the French town of Fouilloy, near Amiens, located in the battlefields of the Somme The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century, by David Reynolds, Simon & Schuster, RRP£25, 544 pages First World War: Still No End in Sight, by Frank Furedi, Bloomsbury, RRP£18.99, 288 pages.

The First World War: Part 1: Race To Arms. The forgotten roots of World War I - Kenan Malik. Those who wish to pass off World War I as a just war against German militarism should remember that at the heart of the global imperialist network stood not Germany but Britain, writes Kenan Malik. And that behind imperialist expansion lay venomous racism. The musicians silenced in the carnage of the Great War. The octopuses of war: WW1 propaganda maps in pictures.

The Tragic Futility of World War I. A century on, we're still paying the price. Vladivostok, Russia. Soldiers and sailors from many countries are lined up in front of the Allies Headquarters Building, 1918. (National Archives/Found Image Press) If you find human behavior discouraging today, consider what happened a century ago. A Martian might have gazed down upon Europe in 1914 and seen a peaceful, prosperous continent with a shared culture. Viewing World War I Through the Prism of the Personal. Photo AUSTIN, Tex. — In the century since the First World War began, there have been bloodier conflicts and more barbaric ones. There have been wars that seem more pointless and wars that seem less conclusive. Wilhelm II had WOI kunnen voorkomen, nazaat excuseert zich. Philip Kiril Prinz von Preußen is dominee. Als nazaat van keizer Wilhelm II vroeg hij onlangs vergiffenis voor diens zwakheid. De keizer had de Eerste Wereldoorlog kunnen voorkomen.

Hij is de achterachterkleinzoon van keizer Wilhelm II. De laatste Duitse monarch die aan het eind van de Eerste Wereldoorlog werd afgezet en naar Nederland vluchtte. Philip Kiril Prinz von Preußen meldt op zijn Twitter-account dat hij de „oudste zoon van de oudste zoon” is. ‘PKP’, zoals hij sms’jes ondertekent, leeft een tamelijk teruggetrokken leven als dominee en vader van zes kinderen in Oranienburg, een voorstad van Berlijn. In het versleten parochiehuis in het dorp Birkenwerder bij Oranienburg, waar Prinz von Preußen dominee is, spreekt hij een paar weken na die toespraak over Wilhelm II en over de betekenis van zijn achternaam. Lag het tegenhouden van de oorlog wel in de hand van de keizer?

U heeft ook gezegd dat u schuld voelt voor wat de keizer heeft gedaan. World War I in Photos. World War I Poets: An Interview With Alfred Corn  July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of World War I. The military and political consequences of the Great War will be told and retold throughout the week. Therefore, I've decided to focus on the great poets of World War I through an interview with Alfred Corn, a poet equally well-recognized in both America and in the U.K. Alfred, here's a question for beginners: who are the great WWI poets? The category of First World War poet is at its narrowest if the requirements are these: you fought as a soldier and wrote about that experience. This would include British poets Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, and Edward Thomas, though only a few of Thomas's poems refer to the war and never describe combat.

World War I: The War That Changed Everything - WSJ. WWI Centennial: The Christmas Truce of 1914. World War I. World War I.