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World War I changed culture of mourning, says Yale professor

World War I changed the culture of mourning in Europe and acted as a crucial brake on progress, says Yale professor Jay Winter in an interview with Deutsche Welle. Winter, who has curated the exhibition Missing Sons, at the Art … Continue reading

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Commemoration at Menen Wald German Military Cemetery

On 5 October, a commemoration ceremony was held at Menen Wald German Military Cemetery by the city of Menen and the municipality of Wevelgem.The event was supported by the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VDK). Menen Wald, with 48,049 burials, is the … Continue reading

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George Grosz exhibition in London

London gallery Richard Nagy is running a major exhibition dedicated to the work of George Grosz (1893-1959). Some 50 works by the German satirical artist and World War I veteran have been assembled from leading private and public collections around … Continue reading

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UK Government ‘trying too hard’ to avoid World War I triumphalism

The UK Government has been accused of trying too hard to avoid upsetting the Germans by making sure the centenary of World War I is not too triumphalist or patriotic, reports the Daily Telegraph. The newspaper reports that Eric Pickles, … Continue reading

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