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Brighton’s famous Pavilion played a vital, forgotten role in rehabilitating troops

Conscripts, among the first men ever to be compelled to join the British Army, undergo a medical

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: On an Albanian mountain top, a British woman joins Serbia’s army

Born in England, of Irish descent, Flora Sandes became a Serbian military heroine. Louise Miller explains how a Suffolk nurse found fame and fulfilment as a soldier far from home

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: White feather for winner of Victoria Cross

Carnoustie, 12 October 1915: George Samson is humiliated as a coward. A few female patriots liked to humiliate young men they saw on the streets out of uniform. Even a war hero, in his home town, was not exempt

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A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: 'Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness...'

As a British nurse in occupied Belgium, Edith Cavell helped soldiers avoid captivity until she was betrayed and shot by a German firing squad in 1915. This remarkable account is by the Reverend H Stirling T Gahan, British chaplain in Brussels
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Rudyard Kipling was one of the war’s great literary voices of patriotism. Then his own son went into battle, and was never seen again

Robert Graves (1895-1985), who served on the Western Front from 1915 to 1917

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Robert Graves, of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, describes an episode of horror and heroism in the trenches

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With so many men away, the war offered a rare chance for gender equality in the workplace

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Parisian couturier Pierre Balmain made his name dressing the mid-century jet set. Today, Olivier Rousteing – heir to the house Pierre built – is celebrating their 21st-century equivalents. The result? Nothing short of Balmania
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BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

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Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
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Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

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