Bertrand Russell's letter to the Manchester Guardian, stating: “The conscientious objector does not believe that violence can cure violence, or that militarism can exorcise the spirit of militarism.”
The truth of the matter, which has never been honestly addressed, is that the attack was ordered in the expectation of certain defeat. Hidden History digs deeper into the devilish agenda of the ‘successful Gallipoli failure’.
As classic anti-war dance anthem All Together Now is re-released, Nick Megoran says why commemorating the 1914 Christmas truces is so important.
It would have been a great source of comfort for millions who died in foreign fields to know their noble sacrifice would still be honoured a century later, in an advert for a shop.
Selective memory of Africans' role in the First World War shows the language of commemoration is rooted in colonial history.
A combination of deliberate exclusion and accidental myopia dramatically shrunk the First World War. Rather than the kaleidoscopic, multiracial, global conflict that it was, it became a monochrome European struggle
In February 1914 John Burns was promoted to be President of the Board of Trade. But when war came in August he returned to the tradition that made him and resigned.
World War One memorial events are dominated by British writers, ignoring the war poetry from France, Germany, Russia and elsewhere that is of equal quality and sometimes better.