Asked in a military interview in 1914, whether he was "of pure European descent", George Bemand said yes. His answer was accepted.
Today the UK government will only accept 20,000 refugees, victims of its warmongering in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria. How different 100 years ago.
TE Lawrence was always angry about the British betrayal of the Arabs in the Sykes-Picot agreement. A century on, borders it established are falling apart
It is important to remember how today's chaos in the Middle East came about, and why adding yet more warfare to the current crisis will perpetuate exactly what the “Great Loot” set out to do 100 years ago
By early 1916 a flagging British war machine had to resort to conscription to round up enough men for the trenches of Europe. Chris Fuller looks at the machinations of the politicians and the resistance they faced.
We need to honour and emulate those who rejected the call to kill and be killed in the First World War, says David Rosenberg.
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.