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      Volunteers put the Battle of the Somme in our midst

      Hundreds of men in the uniform of first world war soldiers appeared across Britain on Friday morning in a memorial to...

    2. June 26, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Tight race in Australian election

      Tight race in Australian election Australia’s election campaign is in its final week with opinion polls showing the...

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    1. June 22, 2016

      Stories of the Somme

      The brick arches of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing rise high above the battlefield of the Somme. Inscribed on the...

    2. June 19, 2016

      First Light, Minerva Studio, Chichester, West Sussex — review

      Dramatic commemorations of the first world war continue. To coincide with the centenary of the beginning of the Battle...

    3. June 2, 2016

      Germany angers Turkey with genocide vote

      Germany’s parliament condemned the Ottoman massacres of ethnic Armenians as genocide on Thursday in a vote that could...

    4. Fast FT

      June 2, 2016

      Merkel absent as MPs vote on Armenian 'genocide'

      German chancellor Angela Merkel and two of her most senior government colleagues have absented themselves from...

    5. June 1, 2016

      A contemporary dazzle ship docks in Leith

      A joyful floating artwork brought a splash of colour to Leith docks in Edinburgh in the form of a dazzle ship...

    6. May 29, 2016

      Verdun centenary gives leaders chance to reassert faith in EU

      François Hollande and Angela Merkel sought to assert their faith in the EU and the Franco-German friendship on Sunday...

    7. January 20, 2016

      Reunited Syrian orchestra to help mark mid-point of first world war

      An orchestra from Syria torn apart by the conflict there is to be reunited as part of Britain’s programme of...

    8. December 4, 2015

      Andreas Wirsching: turning Hitler into a footnote

      Can you fight hatred with footnotes? As the Third Reich slips beyond living memory, Germany’s confrontation with its...

    9. The World

      November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks: the aftermath - day 1 as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 19:44 on 14 Nov 2015.This live blog is now closed but for the latest coverage see:...

    10. September 9, 2015

      Lest We Forget, Sadler’s Wells, London — review

      English National Ballet is making a foray to Sadler’s Wells this week with a revival of the Lest We Forget triple bill...

    11. August 7, 2015

      Travel updates: Liverpool, Riyadh and London

      Liverpool A floating artwork by Sir Peter Blake is to make a series of summer cruises along the historic Manchester...

    12. May 12, 2015

      Flanders Fields, Royal Ballet of Flanders, Opera, Ghent — review

      Dominating this impressive mixed programme by the Royal Ballet of Flanders to commemorate the first world war is a...

    13. April 24, 2015

      German MPs defy Turkey to condemn Armenia massacres as ‘genocide’

      Commemorating the Armenian massacre German MPs on Friday defied their own government to condemn the Armenian massacres...

    14. April 24, 2015

      Anzac mythology in focus for Australia’s Gallipoli centenary

      After months of Anzac-themed television series, school projects and wall-to-wall media coverage, the centenary of the...

    15. April 23, 2015

      Turkey still unsettled by Armenian massacres of 100 years ago

      Standing in a desecrated Armenian graveyard in the central Anatolian city of Sivas, Hayko, a middle-aged labourer with...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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”...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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....

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. August 4, 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...

    38. 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...

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