Out today, Nina Edwards’ Dressed for War.
Fred A. Farrell (1882-1935), ‘Surrender Englander!’ – Neuville St Vaast, chalk, bodycolour and ink on dark brown paper.
Conflict may be a theme for most politicians, but it can be argued David Lloyd George encountered (and encouraged) conflict to an unusual degree – both politically and personally.
Whether commemoration will reinforce or debunk public myths remains to be seen, but the words of those who fought, in all services, must take centre-stage.
Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Sandham’s Memorial Chapel, 1932.
How German air raids during the First World War helped Britain refine techniques to combat aerial attacks during the Blitz.
Our understanding of the First World War tends to focus on trench warfare, but by looking at the perspectives of British pilots the limitations of an army-centric approach is revealed.
Today in 1916, German expressionist painter Franz Marc was fatally wounded at the Battle of Verdun.
Franz Marc (1880-1916), Der Turm der Blauen Pferde (The Tower of Blue Horses), 1913, oil on canvas, 200 x 130 cm, whereabouts unknown since the end of World War II.
Nearly one hundered years on, the First World War grave sites in Europe remain some of the most potent advocates of peace we have on Earth.