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WW2 veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, looks at British Legion Union flags carrying thank you messages planted in the sand on Gold beach

D-Day 70th anniversary: Seven decades on, a band of brothers meet to pay their respects one last time

As world leaders head to Sword Beach, John Lichfield reports on the private ceremony being ushered into the pages of history

WW2 veteran Fred Holborn, from the Fleet Air Arm, on Gold beach

D-day 70th anniversary: Emotional veterans gather to begin Longest Day commemorations across historic sites of Normandy landings

Event today in Normandy marked the first Allied breakthrough on day of greatest ever military invasion

Ruins of the church of Aunay-sur-Odon in late 1944

D-Day 70th anniversary: ‘I could see the town, my town, burning behind us’

Seventy years after the invasion, Allied bombing that killed 10,000 civilians is being questioned

Filling shells at the Vickers munitions factory, Barrow-in-Furness. Strikers’ grievances included the use of female labour

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The munitions workers who made the British government tremble

It was a struggle within a struggle, in which industrial unrest was brought  to heel only by the direst threats. Chris Blackhurst on a forgotten strike

Composer and poet Ivor Gurney (left) and the artist Paul Nash (Getty)

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Cries from the heart for a land tortured by war

The miseries of the Western Front were exacerbated by environmental destruction on a barely comprehensible scale. Eleanor Rawling reflects on a week when two  British artists found ways of expressing the horror

May Bradford writing a letter for an injured soldier in a French hospital

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The soldier and the letter-writer - a lady with a notepad who gave comfort to the dying

May Bradford provided a priceless service, writing letters to loved ones on behalf of injured soldiers
Edward Thomas, a Second-Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery, at home on leave in early 1917

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Helen Thomas's final farewell to her husband, the poet Edward Thomas - ‘I stood at the gate watching him go. He turned back to wave until the mist and hill hid him...’

Millions experienced the emotional turmoil of loved ones leaving for the front line. Few captured the poignancy so heartbreakingly as Helen Thomas, wife of poet Edward Thomas
Carnage on the road to Romania’s Turnu Rosu Pass. A German NCO stands beside an Italian-made cannon and the body of what may have been a gun crew member

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Carnage in the Carpathians - ‘I thought he was dead. I was stepping over him when I felt a tug at my cloak ...’

Novelist and poet Hans Carossa on being a German medical officer during the defeat of the Romanians at Turnu Rosu Pass
A British soldier covers a dead German on the firestep of a trench near the Somme

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Life - and death - in a trench under artillery bombardment

Soldiers buried alive; others maddened by fear; corpses for company... The author and officer Arthur Graeme West provides a powerful description

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Enter the huge, lumbering, mechanical monsters

Bert Chaney, a signaller with the 7th London Territorial Battalion, witnesses a turning-point in military history

Remains of the German airship shot down over Cuffley

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Over a Hertfordshire field, a ‘kill’ that made history as a German airship is shot down

'Zepp Sunday' was a crucial breakthrough, based on scientific ingenuity, in the struggle to make the UK’s skies safe from German airships

Conscientious objectors at a protest on Dartmoor in 1917

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Jailed, strait-jacketed, starved, sentenced to death – the conscientious objectors who refused to fight

Jonathan Brown on a landmark trial for Britons whose beliefs prevented them from supporting the war effort
Field Marshal Horatio Herbert Kitchener, whose face appeared on the recruitment poster ‘Your Country Needs You’

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: Lord Kitchener, father of the ‘New Army’, is lost at sea

Jamie Merrill on a naval disaster that spawned a host of conspiracy theories
One of the architects of the revolt: Sharif Hussain, religious leader of Mecca

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: A desert uprising that began in hope but was doomed to end in betrayal

Robert Fisk on the moment the Arabs, trusting in British good faith, turned on their Turkish rulers

The sinking of the ‘Queen Mary’

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: ‘Nothing but a thick, black cloud of smoke remained where the ship had been’

John Lichfield on the Battle of Jutland, the great naval confrontation of the war – which both sides claimed as a victory

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Welcome to the 'Anthropocene', the human epoch where we may need to redefine nature itself
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Chris Gayle: The West Indies' enigma

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