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Painting by Otto Dix, ‘War Cripples,’ at a Nazi exhibition of Degenerate Art at the Munich Hofgarten, July 1937. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The German artist Otto Dix went to war, willingly. Unlike many who fought, he had no misgivings, not initially. Not for several years in fact. Patriot(...)

Max Immelmann: one of the first two aviators to receive the highest German military award in the first World War

A daily notebook, Monday to Friday, recalling the events of the day 100 years ago leading to the Easter Rising, and a noticeboard for commemorations t(...)

French minister of state for veteran affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini has presented one of Ireland’s last surviving second World War veterans with France’(...)

The memorial commemorating  what happened at Iron

As a piece of Western Front drama the story of the Iron 12 is unsurpassed. The story has many epic elements: battles, escape, flight, solidarity, fort(...)

Orville Wright, at the controls of the Wright Flyer, and his brother Wilbur, watch from the ground during the plane’s first flight  in   1903.  Photograph: AP Photo/File

‘No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris . . . [because] no known motor can run at the requisite speed for four days without stopping”.(...)

Irish ambassador to France Rory Montgomery today paid tribute to the Irish-born soldiers who died fighting for the Munsters.

Commemorations have taken place in the French village of Etreux to mark 100 years to the day since the Royal Munster Fusiliers made a rearguard stand (...)

RONAN McGREEVY One hundred years ago tomorrow the Royal Munster Fusiliers made one of the most famous rearguard stands of the first World War. The Mun(...)

  German President Joachim Gauck: “This war began in western Europe with Germany’s completely unjustifiable invasion of neutral Belgium.’ Above, with French President François Hollande at the Allies’ Memorial, in Cointe, near Liege, on  August 4th.  Photograph: Julien Warnande/PA

You may have heard George Bernard Shaw say on that promo currently running on RTÉ Radio 1: “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.”(...)

Part of an exhibition in Liège entitled “I was 20 in 14” shows a trench during the first World War. Photograph: Yves Herman.

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina will take part in an international commemorative ceremony in Liège in Belgium today to mark the begin(...)

The tombstone of John Parr, the first British soldier killed in World War I, on August 21st, 1914, at the Military Cemetery of Saint-Symphorien in Spiennes, Mons. Photograph: Benoit Doppagne/AFP/Getty Images

President Michael D Higgins is to attend an official British commemoration for the start of the first World War at Mons in Belgium. He will be among (...)

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