Every establishment voice in Britain is lining up to remember the sacrifice of those who died, while continuing to justify WW1, and current wars which have brought so much human misery.
One company has marketed a special Remembrance Bird House covered in pictures of poppies. Gestures like that make you realise 60 million didn't die in vain.
Compelling, shocking and inspiring story of the men who said no to war
Some of the Black servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice but, with the passage of time, with the exception of Walter Tull, their contributions have been forgotten.
Asked in a military interview in 1914, whether he was "of pure European descent", George Bemand said yes. His answer was accepted.
During 1914 and 1918 women learned skills and independence, and, in most Allied countries, gained the vote within a few years of the war's end.
"Oh the frightfulness of it all. To think that these fragments were once sweethearts, maybe, husbands or loved sons, and this was the end."
A new history of the 1919 race riots locates the dynamics of racism in the context of class, imperialism and wider popular struggles.