The trick will be to get people in the 21st century to believe that the human sacrifice was for some good purpose — and that it could be again.
We will have to move beyond war to nonviolent conflict resolution, aid, diplomacy, disarmament, cooperation, and the rule of law.
More deliberate lies were told in WW1 than in any other period of history, and the whole apparatus of the state went into action to suppress the truth.
Einstein thought the first world war was madness and he was a lifelong pacifist and war resister.
ISIS posted footage online of the Sykes-Picot line between Iraq and Syria being blown up. Lawrence thought the Arab revolt had failed; in fact it was only just beginning.
The play is set in a museum where ghosts and passions are unwittingly summoned as archaeological relics are unpacked.
The 1920s Outlawry Movement sought to replace war with arbitration, by first banning war and then developing a code of international law and a court with the authority to settle disputes.
It is the lost rebels - and the ones who will step forward in the future - who deserve to be celebrated on remembrance day, says ex-soldier Joe Glenton.
Judged from the perspective of those first wearers of the poppy – that the red flower should be a declaration of hope that wars should never happen again – the poppy has been a sad failure.
Some of the Black servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice but, with the passage of time, with the exception of Walter Tull, their contributions have been forgotten.
Public opinion in the first world war was manufactured and managed through communications strategies that aimed for the gut rather than the brain.
The more the body was exposed, by both modern weaponry and new, more practical fashions, the more similar the male and female form seemed to become.