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100 years on, Prince William pays tribute to lost Somme generation

Jul 01, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Members of Britain s royal family join those marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme

epaselect epa05400074 (L-R) Britain's Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry of Wales receive a historical briefing on the battlefields of the Somme from the top of the Thiepval monument to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in Thiepval, near Amiens, northern France, 30 June 2016. The Battle of the Somme was one of the most deadly battles of the First World War (WWI). EPA/TIM ROOKE /PA UK AND IRELAND OUT

Hollande, Merkel mark centenary of Battle of Verdun

May 29, 2016 - 10:14 AM

3rd UPDATE The name Verdun is a symbol of the unimaginable atrocity and the absurdity of war but also of Franco German reconciliation says Germany s Angela Merkel

epa05335400 French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel visit the German military cemetery at Consenvoye, France, 29 May 2016, to commemorate victims of the First World War on the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun. The Battle of Verdun in World War I between German and French troops lasted over 300 days and saw the deaths of more than 300,000 soldiers on both sides in 1916. The town in the northeast of France became the epitome of brutal trench warfare during the First World War. EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / POOL MAXPPP OUT

Australia, New Zealand mark 100 years since first troops left for WWI

Nov 01, 2014 - 3:39 PM

It was a heavy day in our history and it led to heavier times to come Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says

French, German leaders pay emotional tribute to WWI fallen

Aug 03, 2014 - 8:54 PM

French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck pay emotional tributes to the millions of soldiers who died during World War I exactly 100 years after Germany declared hostilities against France

COMRADES. French President Francois Hollande (R) embraces his German counterpart Joachim Gauck as they deliver speeches during a commemoration ceremony at the WWI Hartmannswillerkopf National Monument, or Vieil Armand, in Wattwiller, northeastern France, on August 3, 2014 to mark the centenary of Germany's declaration of war to France. Photo by Sebastien Bozon / AFP

Death marches in world history

Apr 09, 2014 - 12:05 PM

The Bataan Death March commemorated every April 9 is not unique to Philippine history Here are a few other similar tragedies in world history

DEATH MARCH: Around 5,000 to 10,000 Filipinos and around 650 Americans died in the infamous Bataan Death March. File Photo from Wikimedia Commons