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World War I Soldiers Created Underground Art in the Trenches.
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, art, humans, environment )

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- 196 days ago - nationalgeographic.com
Trapped in beneath the ground by trench warfare, the soldiers of the Great War left their mark in subterranean works of art.
In Pictures: Battle of the Somme
Offbeat  (tags: Inpictures, Battle of the Somme, WW1 )


- 1056 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Battle of the Somme was one of the bloodiest of World War One, with more than one million people killed or wounded. It lasted five months as the British and French Armies fought the Germans on a 15-mile front.
Battle of the Somme: Royals at Somme Centenary Commemoration
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Battle of the Somme, Centenary, Ceremony, France, Europe )


- 1057 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Thousands of people, including members of the Royal Family, have attended a ceremony in France to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
Battle of Jutland Centenary to Be Commemorated
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Battle of Jutland, Centenary, Commemorated, UK )


- 1090 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The centenary of the largest naval battle of World War One is being officially commemorated in Rosyth and South Queensferry.
I-Wonder: Did Anyone Win the Battle of Jutland?
Offbeat  (tags: Naval Clash, Battle of Jutland, WW1 )


- 1090 days ago - bbc.co.uk
I've always had an interest in ships and seafaring âEUR" especially the Battle of Jutland which was the only major sea battle of World War One.
I-Wonder: The Battle of Jutland Timeline: WW1's Biggest Naval Clash
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Naval Clash, Battle of Jutland )


- 1091 days ago - bbc.co.uk
In May 1916, Britain and Germany clashed in the only major sea battle of World War One. BritainâEUR(TM)s long naval tradition meant that a sea battle was widely expected and victory was predicted.
Lost WW1 German U-Boat Wreck Found Off Norfolk Coast
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, U-boat, Discovered, Norfolk coast, UK )


- 1218 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The wreck of a World War One German U-boat has been found off the coast of Norfolk. Scans by windfarm developers showed the submarine lying about 55 miles (90km) east of Caister-on-Sea.
Nurse Edith Cavell and the British World War One Propaganda Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: Nurse, Execution, WW1, Germany, UK )


- 1321 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Early news reports, which inspired a number of propaganda postcards, incorrectly said Edith Cavell had fainted after refusing to wear a blindfold at her execution
The WW1 Poet Kids Are Taught to Dislike
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, War Poems, Children, English literature, Jessie Pope )


- 1483 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Jessie Pope is no longer a household name, but during World War One she was one of the most widely read poets. After decades in obscurity she has re-emerged to become a fixture on the English literature syllabus, but for all the wrong reasons.
I-Wonder: Did the Trauma of World War One Lead to Great Creativity?
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, experience of war, trauma, great creativity )


- 1624 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Service in World War One was an incredibly traumatic experience. 10% of officers and 4% of soldiers were diagnosed with "nervous and mental shock," and the British army treated over 80,000 cases of shell shock.
The Day the Entire German Fleet Surrendered
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Operation ZZ, Der Tag" or "The Day, naval historians )


- 1636 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later. Operation ZZ was the code name for the surrender of Germany's mighty navy.
The Teenage Soldiers of World War One
Offbeat  (tags: British Army, Children, WW1 )


- 1654 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As many as 250,000 boys under the age of 18 served in the British Army during World War One. Fergal Keane remembers the sacrifice they made.
Poppy Display Segment at Tower of London Given Extension
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- 1657 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A key part of the World War One poppy display at the Tower of London is to remain in place until the end of November, the prime minister has said.
World War One: The Story of the Welsh Boy Soldiers
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- 1659 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As armistice day approaches on the centenary year of the outbreak of World War One, the sacrifice made by those who fought for their country will be remembered.
How Stonehenge Site Became the World's Largest Military Training Camp
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, Military Base, Stonehenge, UK )


- 1661 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Many of England's historic sites - some of which played key roles defending the country in past centuries - were given new roles during World War One. Tudor castles came to the defence of the nation once again, while country houses helped wounded soldiers
 

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