Once adversaries, now allies, leaders of Europe have marked the 100-year anniversary of WWI. The lessons of that war still apply to today as aggressors infringe on territorial rights and individual freedoms, they warned.
Belgium was the first victim of the First World War. Historian Herbert Ruland tells DW about the German invasion 100 years ago and its effect on relations with Germany and Belgium's German-speaking minority.
Political scientist Herfried Münkler is the first German in a long time to attempt an overarching analysis of World War I. DW talks with him about Germany's special role and the lessons from World War I.
The French and German presidents met Sunday in Alsace to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War. Thousands died a senseless and gruesome death on Hartmannswillerkopf mountain near the German-French border.
Why couldn’t the crisis be resolved through diplomatic channels? A hundred years later, have we learned any lessons?
The diaries of a British soldier, rediscovered in an attic, provide unique insights into the war.
A study suggests young Germans want to learn more about WWI. In schools, the subject is neglected.
Hundreds of Britain’s stately homes were turned into makeshift hospitals during World War I, as the country fast ran out of hospital beds when hundreds of thousands of wounded soldiers returned home.
An exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery remembers World War I by giving it a face.
2014 marks the centenary of WWI and Western Flanders is ready to reap the benefits of tourism.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
Caught between euphoria and incredulity: How did the Germans experience the outbreak of World War I?
Kerry Skyring reports on mixed feelings in Bosnia as the WWI centenary draws near.
The inevitability of death binds people of every culture. An exhibition, 'Missing Sons', has displayed how World War I has shaped the culture of mourning in Germany and abroad over the past century.
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