The Middle East today is on fire. Historian Neil Faulkner explains how this vortex of violence extending from Central Asia to West Africa originated in the first world war.
T.E. Lawrence has in some ways become the patron saint of the US Army in its wars on Afghanistan and Iraq.
An unusual Christian service linked the courage and conviction of WW1 conscientious objectors to peacemaking in the present and future.
War’s devastation lets landscapes go to ruin. Air is defiled by dust and rank adrenalin. Stop Wars by poet Heathcote Williams. See video and lyrics »
David Bowie's song I'd Rather Be High from his 2013 album The Next Day, tells the story of a traumatised soldier back from war. See video and lyrics »
Arthur McBride and the Sergeant makes me think of all the brave conscientious objectors to the first world war. I wish many more had been able to do it.
The Arab peoples will never forget the secret agreement to carve up the Middle East 100 years ago, because they see it as directly relevant to problems they face today.
Lemmy Kilmister, singer from Motörhead, who died on 29 December 2015, wrote this song about 16-year old soldiers in the first world war.