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.
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.
We will have to move beyond war to nonviolent conflict resolution, aid, diplomacy, disarmament, cooperation, and the rule of law.
Einstein thought the first world war was madness and he was a lifelong pacifist and war resister.
The play is set in a museum where ghosts and passions are unwittingly summoned as archaeological relics are unpacked.
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.
In 1916, in one of history's longest and deadliest battles, 300,000 French and German troops died for a few acres of France. The ghosts still linger.
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.
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.
And when he saw them marching up Whitehall / I remember what old Arthur said / He said the donkeys are all wearing poppies / So I shall wear dandelions instead
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.
Harry Leslie Smith will no longer allow his obligation as a veteran to remember those who died in the great wars to be co-opted by current or former politicians to justify our folly in Iraq, our morally dubious war on terror