Boris Johnson reads war poem to mark VE Day

Boris Johnson read ‘V-day’ by war poet Edmund Blunden to mark 75 years since the Victory of Europe Day. The poem about VE Day was only recently discovered and the Imperial War Museum has made it available to read online. Although Blunden wrote mostly first-hand accounts of his experiences as a soldier in World War … Read more Boris Johnson reads war poem to mark VE Day

These soldiers went to war for a country that did not want them there | ABC News

Imagine you wanted to defend Australia in war but were told you were too black to join the Australian Army. That’s exactly what happened to indigenous soldiers who wanted to fight in the World War I, including three men from northern New South Wales who defied authorities to join the army. Aboriginal and Torres Strait … Read more These soldiers went to war for a country that did not want them there | ABC News

Australia’s debt to balloon to World War I levels after coronavirus stimulus | Finance Report

Australia’s net debt is likely to jump to $500 billion – or 16% of GDP – after the third stimulus package. That’s a level not seen since the First World War, and around half that of World War II. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-31/how-will-130-billion-dollar-coronavirus-stimulus-be-paid-for/12105774 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more … Read more Australia’s debt to balloon to World War I levels after coronavirus stimulus | Finance Report

Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year | ITV News

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has been postponed until next year amid fears over the coronavirus. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had called the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Tuesday to call for a one-year postponement. It is the first time ever an Olympics has been postponed during its 126-year history of the modern Games. World … Read more Coronavirus: Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed until next year | ITV News

BREAKING: IOC postpones 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 | CBS Sports HQ

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan and the International Olympic Committee agreed on Tuesday to push the games to 2021. The decision came after multiple conversations between Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and IOC president Thomas Bach. This marks only the fourth time in the history of the modern Olympics (which dates back to 1896), … Read more BREAKING: IOC postpones 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 | CBS Sports HQ

The treasures of France’s Vosges region

FRANCE 24 takes you to discover France’s eastern Vosges region. Each morning at dawn, the peaks of the Vosges mountains reappear through the mist. The famous Ridge Route can also be made out in the first rays of sun. On this road, created during World War I, we discover a multitude of landscapes characteristic of … Read more The treasures of France’s Vosges region

How ‘1917’ filmmakers made WWI film look like a continuous shot

The Oscar-nominated film appears to consist of a single continuous shot. Director Sam Mendes discusses the Herculean undertaking that takes viewers into the real-time brutality of World War I. WATCH NIGHTLINE EPISODES: https://abc.go.com/shows/nightline ALSO AVAILABLE ON HULU: https://hulu.tv/2wSmSrZ #Nightline #1917 #Oscars #WWI #SamMendes #Movies

1917 – Official Trailer [HD]

1917 In Select Theaters Christmas, Everywhere January 10 https://www.1917.movie Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) … Read more 1917 – Official Trailer [HD]

1917 – In Select Theaters Christmas (Extended Featurette) [HD]

1917 In Select Theaters Christmas, Everywhere January 10 https://www.1917.movie Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) … Read more 1917 – In Select Theaters Christmas (Extended Featurette) [HD]

1917 – In Theaters December (Behind The Scenes Featurette) [HD]

1917 In Theaters December https://www.1917.movie Sam Mendes, the Oscar®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones’ Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly … Read more 1917 – In Theaters December (Behind The Scenes Featurette) [HD]

Anzac Day Biscuits | Tobie Puttock

Ozzie cousin of the Food Tube family Tobie Puttock is cooking up this classic biscuit recipe to mark Anzac Day – the Australasian day of remembrance. Sweet, crisp and super easy to make, Anzac Biscuits were first developed in World War I when wives wanted to treat husbands serving in the Australian and New Zealand … Read more Anzac Day Biscuits | Tobie Puttock

Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Dr Peter Stanley’s account of the murkier side of the Australian armed forces shared the 2010-2011 Prime Minister’s Prize for Australian History. Bad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny and Murder in the Great War takes a “warts and all” look at the behaviour of the diggers in World War I. Transgressions included failing to salute, going … Read more Extract from Award Winning Australian History Book “Bad Characters” by Peter Stanley

Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 6 on ITV, 23rd October 2011

In a sad and grey episode, the difficulties of those in the house rise to the surface all at once. A major spanner is thrown into the works when an injured soldier stakes a claim to the title of Downton. Matthew’s future as Earl is cast into doubt and his bitterness over his injuries, broken … Read more Downton Abbey Season 2 Episode 6 on ITV, 23rd October 2011