The body of water off the Orkney Islands where Lord Kitchener drowned 100 years ago also harbours a scuttled German fleet that provides an eerie underwater experience
Years following the 1916 carnage at Mametz Wood, artist-poet David Jones wrote his First World War epic poem, In Parenthesis. Blending reportage, eulogy and autobiography with historical collective dream, the combination proves eloquent in composer Iain Bell’s new operatic setting, commissioned by the Welsh National Opera for its 70th anniversary season to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
This year it will be the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landing and the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day itself
'It’s a piece of paper that has no financial value, but it’s so precious to me. It’s irreplaceable'
The Welsh private served on the front line and shared 'cigs, jam and corn beef' with Germans at Christmas in 1914
A local councillor, Jane Palmer, said she was in tears at the desecration of the graves in Harefield
India contributed nearly £250m and 1.2 million fighting men to the Allied powers’ cause – 72,000 of whom never returned
Jeremy Corbyn will be laying a wreath at the Cenotaph and will then attend the ceremony in his constituency of Islington North
As the continent struggled, a German architect turned to Africa for inspiration
Mons is embracing the future as it prepares for its role as next year’s European Capital of Culture, but it’s also steeped in intriguing history. Philip Sweeney explores its two sides
Cathy Packe explores the urban canvases, both old and new, of charming Charleroi, Belgium’s very own ‘mini-Berlin’
Resilient in the face of what the past has put its way, Tournai remains a visual feast. By Philip Sweeney
Sir Richard also hit out at the commemorative Lord Kitchener coin
Spectacular proposal brings race to become city's next mayor to life
The Newsnight presenter's interview technique could have been even tougher, he says, had be have served in the Armed Forces
The Former US secretary said a reduction in personnel would damage the UK's ability to be a partner with America