Tag: Britain at War
Battle lines drawn over WWI commemorations
The First World War left 16 million dead and paralysed much of the globe. One hundred years later, politicians and historians debate how best to remember ‘the war to end all wars.’
Week of violence stokes fears for Afghan future
Suicide bombings, ambushes, civilian casualties: in the past week, Afghanistan has seen a worrying spate of attacks. But one year from a crucial election, many still see grounds for hope.
Britain’s ‘Iron Lady’ prime minister dies
Margaret Thatcher, the first female prime minister of the UK, has died aged 87. Her vision and determination has left an indelible mark in Britain and beyond – for better or for worse.
‘Hero’ Harry’s homecoming courts controversy
Prince Harry has admitted to ‘joy’ at firing on the Afghan Taliban. Should the soldier prince, often in hot water, be applauded for honesty or condemned for glamorising war?
War captive who forgave Japanese tormentors dies
Eric Lomax’s experiences as a prisoner of war left him with physical and emotional scars. But his death this week reminded the world of an extraordinary story of reconciliation.
Cultural treasures become war casualty in Aleppo
Aleppo is one of the oldest and most culturally rich cities in the entire world. But now, in the midst of a raging civil war, the market at the heart of its historic centre is burning.
Thousands of soldiers face sack as army slashed
The British Army is to be cut to its smallest level in hundreds of years. More than ten thousand soldiers will lose their jobs. But does the UK need an army at all?
Britain at odds over state funeral for Iron Lady
Margaret Thatcher is back: subject of the new movie ‘The Iron Lady’ and a renewed debate about her radical politics – and now the focus of a peculiarly British row about her funeral.
Poppy debate blossoms on Remembrance Sunday
At 11am today, the UK will fall silent to remember those who have died serving their country. Poppies will appear on the lapels of people all over the world. But what does the flower mean?
NATO turns up the heat on Colonel Gaddafi
French officials say that attack helicopters will soon be deployed in Libya. It's a major escalation of the assault on Gaddafi – but has NATO gone too far?