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    1. April 18, 2015

      Australian police arrest five teenagers in counter-terror raids

      Australian police arrested five teenagers in a counter terrorism operation on Saturday, which they said had foiled a plot to...

    2. April 15, 2015

      Turkey and Armenia redraw battlelines over 1915

      On April 24, dozens of world leaders are expected to travel to Turkey to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of...

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    1. April 12, 2015

      Turkey accuses Pope of ‘prejudice’ over Armenian ‘genocide’

      Turkey reacted angrily after Pope Francis called the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians “the first genocide of the 20th...

    2. January 15, 2015

      Young Men, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

      The images sprung from the events of the first world war haunt our conscience still. Not just the life — and death — in the...

    3. December 16, 2014

      Sophie Bevan, Wigmore Hall, London — review

      To get close to the pain and suffering of the first world war we need to sit down with the poems of Siegfried Sassoon or...

    4. December 12, 2014

      The Christmas Truce, Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon — review

      Conceptually, it chimes in so many ways. A play about the spontaneous ceasefires along the front in 1914 meshes with the...

    5. December 3, 2014

      UK to pay back all first world war debts

      The UK government is to pay back all of its first world war debts and explore whether to repay all of its “perpetual” bonds...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Experts attack Imperial War Museum cuts

      Museum experts and historians have condemned threatened cuts to the Imperial War Museum, warning they put at risk services...

    7. November 10, 2014

      War Requiem, Royal Albert Hall, London – review

      Posterity will inherit one musical work which tells outstandingly of war in the 20th century. That is Britten’s War Requiem,...

    8. November 10, 2014

      The Sensory War 1914-2014, Manchester Art Gallery

      Two stark paintings by C.R.W. Nevinson greet visitors to The Sensory War, Manchester Art Gallery’s contribution to the first...

    9. October 31, 2014

      Tower of London poppies take UK into new age of war commemoration

      Slideshow: The changing nature of commemoration The moat of the Tower of London appears to be awash with blood. Crowds...

    10. October 24, 2014

      The poppy: an enduring symbol of war and peace

      Of all the commemorative accessories we decorate our outerwear with – pink ribbons, blue ribbons, white ribbons, daffodils –...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      October 16, 2014

      Royal red

      Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II walks through a field of ceramic poppies at The Tower of London on...

    12. August 25, 2014

      Front, Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Festival – review

      Belgian director Luk Percival’s Front is unlike any other first world war drama programmed for the 1914 centenary. Drawn...

    13. August 15, 2014

      The Proms and the first world war

      As part of its first world war centenary tribute, the BBC Proms this Sunday will juxtapose works by three composers who died...

    14. August 10, 2014

      US struggles to advance from rear in marking the Great War

      Americans, by their own admission, are lagging behind their old allies in the first world war when it comes to commemorating...

    15. August 8, 2014

      Football and the first world war

      The story of the 1914 Christmas Day truce on the western front, when German and Allied troops emerged from their trenches to...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      August 5, 2014

      ‘Spectra’ artwork marks war anniversary

      Dylan Martinez/Reuters People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights...

    17. August 4, 2014

      We must hope political leaders learn lessons of first world war

      First world war centenary – the world remembers The lamps went out again over Europe on Monday, patchily and only...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2014

      River of poppies

      Rosie Hallam/FT Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at The Tower of London. An installation by Paul Cummins to mark the...

    19. FT Photo Diary

      August 4, 2014

      Lest we forget

      Danny Lawson/PA Wire The Prince of Wales during a wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Glasgow to commemorate the...

    20. August 4, 2014

      First world war centenary marked by ceremonies in UK and Europe

      First world war centenary – the world remembers European leaders from former warring countries came together in Liege on...

    21. August 3, 2014

      First world war: Ripples across the century

      From the flatlands of Belgium to the mountains of northern Serbia, ceremonies are being held this month to mark the opening...

    22. August 3, 2014

      First world war centenary stirs conflicting feelings in Germany

      A famous German icon of the tragedy of the first world war is a sculpture of two grief-stricken parents, kneeling in...

    23. August 3, 2014

      Remember the quiet glory of the old soldiers of Whitehall

      It is not often that civil servants from the UK Treasury are described as unsung heroes. But as we remember the outbreak of...

    24. August 1, 2014

      How community rallied to help veterans

      Broughton House: a soldier’s refuge Ken Cunliffe remembers the stories his father used to tell him about first world war. A...

    25. August 1, 2014

      War: In history’s shadow

      A century has passed since the guns of August 1914 ended the era of European predominance with a deafening bang. Could such...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      August 1, 2014

      Tower of London poppies mark centenary of second world war

      Andy Rain/EPA A Chelsea Pensioner walks among poppies in the moat at the Tower of London on Friday. This year marks the...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      August 1, 2014

      Embroidery displayed at St Paul’s

      Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Canon Michael Hampel holds a chalice above an embroidered altar frontal at St Paul’s Cathedral on...

    28. July 30, 2014

      Australia’s first world war commemorations raise questions

      As a bugler breaks the silence at Sydney’s Anzac memorial with the daily rendition of “The Last Post”, visitors bow their...

    29. July 28, 2014

      Crisis-hit France finds source of pride in La Grande Guerre

      Standing on a hill in rolling countryside on the edge of champagne country, a 30m tall monument testifies to one of the...

    30. July 27, 2014

      Light falls on first world war as living memory fades

      When an oil lamp is extinguished at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at 11pm on August 4, the occasion will be conducted...

    31. July 25, 2014

      Lest we forget: testimonies from soldiers of the first world war

      The Burning of the World: A Memoir of 1914, by Béla Zombory Moldován, translated by Peter Zombory Moldován, New York Review...

    32. July 4, 2014

      Countdown to the first world war

      July Crisis: The World’s Descent into War, Summer 1914, by TG Otte, Cambridge University Press, RRP£25/$29.99, 555 pages The...

    33. June 17, 2014

      Germany seeks to avoid clash at Ypres over Juncker job

      The prospect of Britain losing out to Germany in a row over Brussels jobs at an EU summit in Ypres, the first world war...

    34. March 25, 2014

      Tea, sex and one last cavalry charge

      India is full of surprises, and I have rarely been more surprised than to be invited, in the midst of a very 21st-century...

    35. March 9, 2014

      ‘A present-day event of baffling complexity’

      The parallels between current events in Ukraine and those that led up to the outbreak of the first world war 100 years ago...

    36. March 7, 2014

      What did you invest in before the war, great grandpa?

      In this centenary year of what contemporaries called the Great War and we now call the first world war – because it became...

    37. February 7, 2014

      New London theatre about the first world war

      It will be difficult to escape the war of 1914-1918 across all artistic platforms in London in this anniversary year. While...

    38. January 24, 2014

      The first world war, 100 years on

      The Long Shadow: The Great War and the Twentieth Century, by David Reynolds, Simon & Schuster, RRP£25, 544 pages First World...

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