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Tower of London's moat is filled with thousands of red poppies Special

London - The "Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red" is an exhibition by artist Paul Cummins. The exhibit involves 888,246 ceramic poppies planted in the dry moat at the Tower of London, to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.

‘The Darkest Hour’ Special

The third episode of this series commemorating the centenary of the First World War covers a lot of ground, from women police officers to feisty men of the cloth.

Review: ‘The War Machine’ Special

In the second part of this four part BBC's documentary, Jeremy Paxman covers the war from the sinking of the "Lusitania" to the first day of The Somme.

Review: ‘War Comes to Britain’ Special

This year is the centenary of the start of the Great War. This is one of many programmes worldwide that explore the suffering and the folly.

‘Lives Of The First World War’

Lambeth - Next year will be the centenary of the First World War. The Imperial War Museum is launching an interactive project concerning it.

Pieces of Roosevelt's son's WW I plane for auction in France

Saumur - Parts of the aircraft piloted by Quentin Roosevelt, a son of former US president Theodore Roosevelt, who was killed in action in the skies above France during the First World War, are being offered at auction in France at the end of this month.

The Dumbells Live On Special

Toronto - The Dumbells were an entertainment group created by ten members of the Canadian army's Third Division during World War One. A new live show re-imagines a Dumbells show while paying homage to Canadian comedy history.

France tracks down last Marshall Petain street for re-naming

In France you’re never far from a street named after a national hero, but France has been erasing the names of streets commemorating one of its former heroes — later turned collaborator villain: Nazi-allied wartime leader Marshal Philippe Pétain.

Op-Ed: Canada has no national holiday for Remembrance Day — but should Special

It may surprise Canadians, and other nationals, to learn that Canada does not have a National Remembrance Day. Most provinces in the country have a statutory holiday for the day but 3 do not and nationally there's no holiday.

British military historian builds WWI trench in backyard

Military historian and Royal Logistics Corps Museum curator Andrew Robertshaw builds a 60ft WWI trench in his back garden to experience life as a British soldier of the Great War.

George Washington voted Britain's greatest military enemy

Voters in a British contest named George Washington enemy number one followed by Ireland's Michael Collins, France's Napoleon, German Marshall Rommel and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey.

Op-Ed: Remembering Clara Immerwahr in the Year of Chemistry

Clara Immerwahr was the courageous chemist who dared to take a lone stand against her husband and an entire empire in opposition to chemical warfare. How will she be remembered in the International Year of Chemistry?

World War I trenches found in Scottish park

Stirling - Archaeologists digging in a park in Stirling, Scotland have uncovered a trench system used for training during World War I.

Hilter Was A Nut Short

The dirty lyrics of a British song about Adolf Hitler are true, the tyrant only had one testicle. The lyrics go like this; “Hitler has only got one ball, the other is in the Albert Hall. His mother, the dirty b****r, cut it off when he was small.’

Passing of An Era, Only 3 WW1 Vets Remain

Once again, one of our last remaining World War Veterans has passed away, on Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the age of 109 years. Only two known American World War One Veterans survive him.

Last Known World War 1 Navy Veteran Dies At 105

Lloyd Brown, the last known surviving World War One Navy veteran has died at 105.
 

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An alternate view of the field of poppies. Some of London s key landmarks can be seen in the backgro...
An alternate view of the field of poppies. Some of London's key landmarks can be seen in the background, including the building occupied by the Mayor of London.
World War I - Soldiers in a trench
World War I - Soldiers in a trench
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The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years sin...
The Tower of London is enlivened this autumn with a blaze of red - to mark the one hundred years since the start of World War One.
Remnants of fighter plane piloted by US President Theodore Roosevelt s son  Quentin Roosevelt  kille...
Remnants of fighter plane piloted by US President Theodore Roosevelt's son, Quentin Roosevelt, killed in action over France during World War One
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Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
Dispersion of chlorine in World War One.
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A view of the Tower of London. The moat is filled with a colorful red burst of ceramic poppies.
A view of the Tower of London. The moat is filled with a colorful red burst of ceramic poppies.
A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chem...
A Canadian soldier undergoing medical treatment after recieving mustard gas burns from a German chemical weapons attack during the first World War. Note the bullae - which are characteristic of mustard gas injuries - on the neck, armpit and hands.
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Philippe Petain leader of Vichy France (far left) meets Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1940
Philippe Petain leader of Vichy France (far left) meets Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1940
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A close view of the poppies. The normally green moat is filled with a sea of scarlet.
A close view of the poppies. The normally green moat is filled with a sea of scarlet.
The Redheugh Gardens War Memorial at Hartlepool.
The Redheugh Gardens War Memorial at Hartlepool.
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The breathtaking array of poppies planted in the moat draws in hundreds of people each day. Here  as...
The breathtaking array of poppies planted in the moat draws in hundreds of people each day. Here, as people gaze down the Tower of London can be seen in the background.
A long cue of people waiting to enter the Tower of London during October. The red hue of the poppies...
A long cue of people waiting to enter the Tower of London during October. The red hue of the poppies planted in the moat can be seen to the left.
A view from London s tallest landmark - The Shard. The blaze of red  built up by over 800 000 poppie...
A view from London's tallest landmark - The Shard. The blaze of red, built up by over 800,000 poppies, can be clearly seen.

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