70 years on, WW2 anniversary divides Europe
Global events this weekend will mark 70 years since the second world war ended in Europe. But as Western leaders decline invitations to Russia, have they forgotten why we commemorate it?
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.’
British bombers finally given London memorial
In World War II, Allied bombs wreaked death and destruction on innocent civilians. Yet the pilots who dropped them were deeply brave. Now they have finally been honoured with a memorial.
Great novelist celebrated against his dying wishes
Charles Dickens forbade any memorials or statues of himself. But as the 200th anniversary of his birth approaches, plans for a monument are afoot. Should we let him rest in peace?