August 2011



Ex RN ship to be named after last WWI vet

The name of the very last World War One veteran, Claude Choules, is to live on in a RAN ship that has served two navies, just like him.Mr Choules, who died in Western Australia on May 5 aged 110, was...

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Resilience of the poetic spirit

BIOGRAPHY: Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas , By Matthew Hollis, Faber, 389pp. £20WHAT IS it about the first World War that coming on to 100 years since it began there is still a...

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The Human Toll Of The War 'To End All Wars'

August 11, 2011The human cost of World War I was enormous. More than 9 million soldiers and an estimated 12 million civilians died in the four-year-long conflict, which also left 21 million military men wounded."Many of them were missing arms,...

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Welsh hero Simon Weston calls the shots as World War One engulfs Downton Abbey

MILLIONS of fans were engrossed in Downton Abbey's portrayal of a vanished way of life.And, as the aristocratic period drama, which costs £1m an episode, returns for a second series, the characters' lives are torn apart with the onset of...

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