Just as some historians claim the first world war was a "necesarry evil", Tony Blair tries to justify his illegal war in Iraq, which killed more than one million people.
When Tony Blair posed for a photo opportunity with Harry Patch, Britain's longest surviving WW1 soldier, he got more than he bargained for.
Historian Dan Snow says there are ten myths used to portray the First World War as uniquely horrific that are historically false. Lindsey German from No Glory in War thinks he is wrong.
Hundreds of soldiers wrote to families on eve of battle that saw 57,000 British casualties on first day
When The Battle of the Somme was released as a feature film in August 1916, audiences were stunned by the feeling that they had witnessed the battle for themselves.
When the modern Middle East was carved up in the secret cabals of imperial statesmen a century ago, T E Lawrence suffered a slow-motion mental collapse.
The 1916 Military Service Act conscripted all single men between 18 and 41 – apart from the clergy, teachers, and those involved with essential industry. And conscientious objectors.
Extracts from soldiers' journals, diaries and letters that record the horrors of the bloodiest battle in British history, the 1916 Battle of the Somme.