World War I

Why Do the Brits Call the U.K. ‘Blighty’?

Homesickness can do funny things to people. It can create fierce patriotism where once there was just allegiance; it can create an idealized society in the mind, one in which no one is ever cruel or selfish or rude because that’s ...

The Tower of London Marks the Anniversary of WWI

A beautiful installation is to be officially unveiled at the Tower of London tomorrow (August 5) to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

10 Lingering Effects of World War I on Britain

Today (July 28) marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. A conflict of unimaginable scale that effectively redrew the maps of Europe and the Middle East and cost 16 million people their lives.

Over There: ‘War Horse’ and World War I

The First World War (1914-1918) is revisited, in all its horror, in War Horse, the new film from director Steven Spielberg.