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Voice of World War 1 Garhwal Rifles soldier returns home after 100 years from the archives
India

Voice of World War 1 Garhwal Rifles soldier returns home after 100 years from the archives

Rifleman Shib Singh Kaintura, regimental number 2396, of the 1st/39th Garhwal Rifles was born in Luthiyag village in Uttarakhand

Remembrance Day: A look at Indian soldiers who received gallantry awards for contribution during WWI
India

Remembrance Day: A look at Indian soldiers who received gallantry awards for contribution during WWI

Over 1.5 million soldiers from the Indian Subcontinent went to war during World War I.

Remembrance Day 2021: All you need to know about day commemorating end of First World War
World

Remembrance Day 2021: All you need to know about day commemorating end of First World War

The day is observed with two minutes of silence on 11 am on 11 November as it marks the anniversary of the end of the First World War, when the armistice was signed between the Allied forces and Germany

The comfort of reading in World War I: The bibliotherapy of trench, troopship and hospital magazines
Arts & Culture

The comfort of reading in World War I: The bibliotherapy of trench, troopship and hospital magazines

A deep dive on how these magazines cared for soldiers, considering their significant psychological and emotional benefits.

Medals and Bullets: Indian troops who fought in World War I are focus of a new exhibition of paintings, letters
Life

Medals and Bullets: Indian troops who fought in World War I are focus of a new exhibition of paintings, letters

In Medals and Bullets, Angeli Sowani depicts how the achievements of soldiers sometimes became more important than their lives

World leaders mark World War I centenary in Paris; French president Emmanuel Macron hosts ceremony
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World leaders mark World War I centenary in Paris; French president Emmanuel Macron hosts ceremony

Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin marked the World War I centenary of the 1918 Armistice in the French capital.

They Shall Not Grow Old review: Peter Jackson's remarkable WWI docu brings horrors of trench warfare to life
Entertainment

They Shall Not Grow Old review: Peter Jackson's remarkable WWI docu brings horrors of trench warfare to life

Peter Jackson's WWI documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is a remarkable achievement, bringing the past so vividly to life that it feels like it could have happened yesterday.

Royal Enfield launches limited edition Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles inspired by World War II
News & Analysis

Royal Enfield launches limited edition Classic 500 Pegasus motorcycles inspired by World War II

This bike has been influenced by the Royal Enfield RE/WD 125 from WWII. This was a lightweight 125 cc two-stroke motorcycle nicknamed the 'Flying Flea'.

Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson to make 3-D colour documentary on World War I
Entertainment

Lord of the Rings helmer Peter Jackson to make 3-D colour documentary on World War I

Peter Jackson’s movie is among dozens of artworks commissioned by British cultural bodies to commemorate 100 years since the final year of the 1914-18 war.

Defence, agriculture and water management are the agenda of Narendra Modi's Israel visit
News & Analysis

Defence, agriculture and water management are the agenda of Narendra Modi's Israel visit

Modi will pay homage to Indian soldiers at the Haifa Indian Cemetery in Israel that contains the graves of Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War.

Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?
World

Russian Ambassador to Turkey assassinated: What does this mean for regional stability?

On Monday night the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was assassinated in Ankara by a lone gunman who served as part of his security detail.

Germany calls 1915 massacre of Armenians a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'
World

Germany calls 1915 massacre of Armenians a 'genocide', Turkey calls it 'historic mistake'

he German parliament, despite a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, on Thursday approved a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a "genocide".