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.
Why couldn’t the crisis be resolved through diplomatic channels? A hundred years later, have we learned any lessons?
German youth are showing real interest in World War I. Almost 80 percent of those under 30 want to know more about what caused the conflict 100 years ago. And yet, the subject remains neglected in schools.
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.
London's National Portrait Gallery commemorates World War I by putting a face to those who fought. From propaganda videos to mutilated soldiers, the exhibition exposes a brutal - and vulnerable - humanity.
Belgium's West Flanders region was one of the world's most militarized zones during World War I. Now, with the centenary in 2014, the region is preparing to reap the benefits of a projected rise in tourist numbers.
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? DW takes a look at what was going on in the hearts and minds of Germans 100 years ago. This week, Rosa Luxemburg.
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.
From an Oscar-winning silent film in 1927 to a Steven Spielberg blockbuster in 2011, World War I has made its mark on the silver screen. DW takes a look.
The impact WWI had on the fine arts is undeniable, and it is was the subject of an exhibition at Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle that focused in depth on the fate of modern art in the context of the war.
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