100 years ago, France and the United Kingdom agreed on a secret plan to carve up territory in the Middle East. Named after the diplomats who negotiated it, the Sykes-Picot Agreement is blamed for sparking many of the region’s current conflicts.
President Francois Hollande has become the first French leader to attend the memorial service at Chemin des Dames in 100 years. The 1917 WWI battle was one of the deadliest and most disastrous in French history.
Born in 1903, Yisrael Kristal survived both world wars and the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz before immigrating to Israel. He was certified the world's oldest man by the Guinness World Records last year.
One hundred years ago, the Middle East was divvied up between the French and the British. The historian Maurus Reinkowski talks with DW about the long-term effects of the colonialist splitting up of the spoils.
A century ago, international artists and writers met in Zurich to form a new movement, Dadaism. Their anti-art was a response to an ever-present issue: the madness of war.
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