The Harvard University professor says the country paid too high a price in terms of the lives lost and the vast debts that were run up during the conflict
First World War
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Review: 1913, The Year Before the Storm, By Florian Illies (Trs by Shaun Whiteside and Jamie Lee Searle)
Saturday 03 August 2013
Scenes from the brink of catastrophe
Squadron Leader Peter Tunstall, the cooler king of Colditz who failed to get the recognition he deserved
Tuesday 30 July 2013
His death has raised questions about why he was never honoured
Monday 29 July 2013
The Mill, Sun, Channel 4 // The Mystery of Rome's X Tombs, Sun, BBC2
Sunday 28 July 2013
By Jove, Biggles, that chap's a gal, don'tcha know!
Sunday 28 July 2013
Summertime. And the living is … well, not so easy if you've got a handful of children to entertain. Thankfully, the West End of London has plenty to offer children of all ages; it also has the annual theatre initiative, Kids Week, to help make a trip up to town more affordable. Kids Week has an exciting line-up of shows offering free tickets and activities throughout August.
Friday 12 July 2013
The mainstream British media tends to present all stories about conflict through the prism of nationhood. But there is no "us" and "them"
Saturday 06 July 2013
The first six hours of a planned 42 telling the story of a Derbyshire village over the 20th century, and, yes, this first series of Peter Moffat’s drama groaned under its ambition.
Friday 28 June 2013
Historian Ben Urwand says he has cache of documents that prove Tinseltown enthusiastically cooperated with Nazis' global propaganda effort
Wednesday 26 June 2013
The British Museum is set to hold an exhibition on the subject of sex in Japanese art.
Sunday 23 June 2013
Ernest Hemingway was one of the most-celebrated writers of the twentieth century, possessing a straightforward prose style, which often leaned towards understatement.
Friday 21 June 2013
The best play to date about the tragicomic compromises and ignominious ironies of coalition politics is Michael Frayn's Democracy (2003) about the unstable, ill-natured, ideologically bizarre groupings on which power depended in post-war Germany.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Broadcast banned over fears it would 'ruin the image of the combat soldier'
Sunday 16 June 2013
It could all have gone terribly wrong.
Saturday 15 June 2013
Plus: Hammond Innes's thrillers whose pages don’t turn themselves and falling asleep during Byzantium
Friday 14 June 2013
Propaganda has become a dirty word but it remains a much-employed tool, as this provocative show proves. Posters, films, cartoons and tweets expose the mind-boggling ways in which states from over the world have tried to exercise their powers of persuasion in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Actress sees off speculation about her appearance in an amazing way
The Washington Post editor helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein bring down President Nixon
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
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