Participating in remembrance without the application of lessons learnt is insulting, tokenistic, self-gratifying and hollow.
Theresa May wants British people to feel 'pride' in the Balfour Declaration. What exactly is there to be proud of?
In 1917, the BalfourDeclaration initiated a policy of British support for Israel which continues to this very day, to the detriment of the occupied Palestinians and those driven from their land.
Etaples was a notorious British army base camp for soldiers on their way to the front, whether raw recruits from England or battle-weary veterans.
Dismembered soldiers sucked into cesspools of mud. Shattered tree trunks and the waft of poison gas hovering over the wounded who were awaiting their fates on the scarred soil of Flanders Fields.
Some military specialists now argue the battles of Passchendaele were not only necessary but achieved some key Allied goals that were worth the cost.
Soldiers no longer thought of the enemy as wearing a uniform. It was the mud, deep and devouring. Back in England, rhetoric was directed at the “evil Hun”; no one mentioned the mud.
Women's football was huge during World War One, drawing crowds of 53,000 even after the war had ended. So why did it disappear so dramatically, asks Gemma Fay.
Heathcote Williams, poet, playwright, essayist, lyricist, actor, artist, magician, political activist and much else besides, died 1 July 2017
Canary Girls, stained yellow by toxic chemicals, risked life and limb to supply ammunition to the frontline.
World War I brought about tremendous change for African Americans and their place in American society.
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.