Is the only purpose of remembering the First World War to provide us with an inarticulate glow of national pride, as David Cameron seems to want?
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.
The government has come under fire for its costly plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war in 2014. Historian Hew Strachan and novelist AL Kennedy debate the issue
Let’s be honest, says David Berry, the first world war is a global canvas of arrogance, brutality and stupidity that puts other wars—before or since—in the shade.