Who should we remember in the centenary year of 2014? Richard Longstaff, researching the military records of his great uncle killed in 1918, says the victims were not only those killed or wounded in action.
German schoolchildren, unlike their British counterparts, will not be sent to visit battlefields and cemeteries, but will join collaboratory projects, such as an international gathering of children, to discuss the conflict.
BBC presenter Jeremy Paxman shares the concerns of the No Glory in War campaign, that the World War I centenary could become a celebration of war, if the prime minister has his way
Shot by firing squad, often as an example in front of their fellow soldiers, these disgraced, so-called cowards are now largely seen as traumatised victims of the horror of war.
It was a time of female munitions workers, welders and engineers. As the commemoration of the first world war centenary nears, Kate Adie says we should remember them
The BBC's Jeremy Paxman has joined the revisionist pack with publication of Great Britain's Great War. His arguments are ignorant, shallow, and childish, argues First World War archaeologist Neil Faulkner.
David Cameron's commemoration will present the first world war as something glorious and part of our national heritage, when it isn't: it was a total disaster that was unnecessary and destroyed a generation
Military historian Max Hastings and education minister Michael Gove say we should should blame the Germans for World War I and celebrate the victory for 'freedom' and 'democracy'. Neil Faulkner disagrees..
Attempts to hijack the commemorations must be contested every step of the way. Remember the suffering of the soldiers, says Seumas Milne, rather than the cowards who sent them to die.
Lindsey German says if you read one book on the first world war make sure it is this readable and gripping account of the prelude to war, and the political and military decisions which accompanied it.
Coope Boyes and Simpson are angry and cynical: "Politicians will wave flags. It's easy to get into the pomp and glory of it, but we have to say what happened and why."
In previous wars these men would have died but the medical advances of the early twentieth century ensured that more and more of these men were able to live.