The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

Aug 4, 2014

The colonial troops who fought the Allies' war

by Alice Ritchie

The skies above Flanders, 1917 — Indian pilot Hardutt Singh Malik is guiding his single-seater biplane fighter up through thick cloud behind his Canadian flight commander, William ‘Billy’ Barker, in search of enemy aircraft. Their dangerously blind ascent finally ends as they emerge into ...

Aug 4, 2014

Outbreak of WWI marked in Belgian city

Government leaders and royalty were to gather in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans conflict that went global with the German invasion of neutral Belgium in August 1914. ...

Jul 24, 2014

Britain felt Japan's WWI support 'adequate'

by William Hollingworth

Britain appreciated Japan’s assistance during World War I but felt Tokyo could have done more and sometimes questioned its loyalty, according to today’s historians. With the world marking 100 years since the start of World War I, Ian Nish, a professor emeritus of international ...

SDF personnel join Bastille Day parade in Paris

Jul 15, 2014

SDF personnel join Bastille Day parade in Paris

Three Self-Defense Forces officers joined the annual Bastille Day parade in Paris on Monday. With this year marking the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the French government invited representatives from some 80 countries involved in the 1914-1918 war to the ...

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

Jun 29, 2014

How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond

by Angus Mackinnon

There is one line from Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” that might easily have been written about the legacy of World War I. “It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood.” As the guns fell silent in 1918, the victors all agreed on one thing: ...