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#WWI

# wwi - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

Poll: Would you wear a poppy? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you wear a poppy?

You might see a few around to mark Armistice Day.

# wwi - Sunday 25 October, 2015

# wwi - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge The Sainsbury’s Christmas ad is even more heartbreaking than the John Lewis one Christmas Truce

The Sainsbury’s Christmas ad is even more heartbreaking than the John Lewis one

Just when you thought Christmas ads couldn’t get any more emotional.

# wwi - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

# wwi - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

Poignant 1914 newspaper turns Irish clocks back to WWI

The Flanders Fields told the tale of Irish people’s involvement in the Great War.

# wwi - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Casualties of the Great War: Final images of loved ones lost In Photos This post contains images

Casualties of the Great War: Final images of loved ones lost

The ultimate cost of war.

# wwi - Friday 1 August, 2014

A ‘sunlit picture of hell’: War poet Siegfried Sassoon’s WWI diaries published online

The Cambridge University Library digitised archive shows how Sassoon documented his experiences of the First World War in sketches and poetry.

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War WWI

Extract: Imperial ideas and imperial dreams – the cost of vanity during the Great War

World War I was a conflict of cultures but also an expression of social values, as the intense involvement of the educated classes showed.

# wwi - Monday 28 July, 2014

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict WWI

This gif shows the spread of WWI into a global conflict

Gif shows scope of the Great War which claimed over 37 million lives.

# wwi - Saturday 28 June, 2014

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI WWI

100 years since the double assassination which sparked WWI

Controversy and debate continue over the character of Gavrilo Princip, the man who shot the Austro-Hungarian heir.

# wwi - Monday 5 May, 2014

Opinion: I became a long-distance walker at 70 and have now covered thousands of miles

After my wife died of cancer in 2007, I wanted to raise much-needed funds for Cancer Treatment and Research. This summer, I will walk in support of European peace.

# wwi - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Column: Remember those who fought in WWI – they were as diverse, and Irish, as any of us

The 140,000 Irishmen who enlisted during WWI marched under a British flag, but their reasons for enlisting to fight against Germany were varied and many.

# wwi - Saturday 11 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

Death records of 49,000 Irish in WWI now available online

The Tánaiste says that the ambitious project will help to improve Anglo-Irish relations.

# wwi - Sunday 21 July, 2013

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College WWI

German POWs were once held at what is now Garda College

New radio doc explores life in Templemore for prisoners during WWI: “Prisoners were free to walk to Mass every Sunday and could purchase cigarettes and chocolate.”

# wwi - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years’ ties

The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.

# wwi - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

From The42 David Meyler defends James McClean’s poppy decision Iregre

David Meyler defends James McClean’s poppy decision

“James is James. James is his own man and I respect his decision,” said the on-loan Hull midfielder.

# wwi - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Column: ‘Surely it’s time Ireland embraced the memorial poppy’

It’s not about choosing sides – Ireland should lose its timidity and commemorate fallen Irish soldiers, writes David McCann.

# wwi - Saturday 10 November, 2012

A snapshot of the Irish in World War I

The National Archives has digitised the wills of 9,000 soldiers killed in action during the Great War.

# wwi - Thursday 5 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge It’s a long, long way to Tipperary: inspiring peace, not war Tipperary This post contains images

It’s a long, long way to Tipperary: inspiring peace, not war

The annual Tipperary Peace Convention takes place this week as the song which inspired it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

# wwi - Sunday 22 April, 2012

See the posters that lured the ‘Lost Generation’ to war WWI This post contains images

See the posters that lured the ‘Lost Generation’ to war

A selection from the Library of Congress’ 1914-1920 collection.

# wwi - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia WWI

World War I history roadshow wants your family memorabilia

Call for public to find old documents, photographs etc. relating to ‘The Great War’ – they will be scanned and recorded on a pan-European website.

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters World War I This post contains images

Slideshow: Irish World War I recruitment posters

National Library of Ireland’s archive shows the emotional, moral and practical pressure put on Irish men to join the ranks in the ‘Great War’.

# wwi - Thursday 15 March, 2012

WWI-era grenade discovered in Leitrim garden

The grenade had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

# wwi - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Sarkozy calls for new legislation on ‘Armenian genocide denial’

Recent legislation relating to the deaths of thousands of Armenians in WWI was struck down yesterday by France’s Constitutional Court.

# wwi - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Preserved remains of 21 German WWI soldiers found in France WWI

Preserved remains of 21 German WWI soldiers found in France

The discovery has been likened to Pompeii because of the preservation and the positions of the bodies.

# wwi - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110 WWI Veteran This post contains videos

Last known WWI veteran dies aged 110

Florence Green, who served with the RAF as a waitress on an air base, was the last known survivor of the conflict.

# wwi - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

French senators approve draft of Armenian ‘genocide-denial’ bill

Turkey has reacted angrily to France’s moves to criminalise the act of denying that the mass killings of Armenians during WWI was genocide.

# wwi - Monday 16 January, 2012

Fighting talk: America’s WWI-era posters WWI Posters This post contains images

Fighting talk: America’s WWI-era posters

Gallery: From recruitment drives to war relief efforts – a selection of First World War posters archived in the Library of Congress.

# wwi - Friday 11 November, 2011

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we wear poppies to honour the Irish war dead?

More than 50,000 Irish people died in the First and Second World Wars. Should we wear the poppy to commemorate them?

# wwi - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Last WWI combat veteran dies in Australia aged 110

Claude Choules lied about his age to join the British Royal Navy at the height of World War I – but, despite the fame his military service brought him, he became a pacifist in later life and refused to glorify war.

# wwi - Sunday 14 November, 2010

Second cross-border service held

A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.