Tag Archive for WWI

The Dulmial Gun – a ‘hidden history’ of Pakistan’s soldiers of WW1

At the centre of a small village in the mountainous Salt Range region of Pakistan, sits a nineteenth century British cannon. Dulmial – known within Pakistan simply as ‘the village with the gun’ – was presented with the artillery piece in 1925 in recognition of the service and sacrifice of the village’s inhabitants prior to and during the First World War.

New study finds strong appetite for learning WW1 history

A new study by British Future shows that the media, government and public bodies have set the right tone for the First World War centenary, and an appetite remains to learn more about Britain’s history.

REVIEW: Firepower, Royal Artillery Museum

Tracing family history, and hearing about the stories of soldiers in the world wars is just part of the Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, says Doug Jefferson.

‘Challenge idea of white British WWI’ says teacher

As a senior leader in a secondary school I have become used to schools and the education of our young people being used as a political football, as part of a tiresome debate about standards, that rarely acknowledges the tremendous work of most teachers and young people, writes Jonny Uttley, Head of South Hunsley School in Yorkshire.

“British sport must commemorate Great War”

British sport has a “special responsibility” to commemorate the centenary of the war because sport was “the most effective recruiting sergeant in sending men to the trenches,” say British Future's Matthew Rhodes and Sunder Katwala in an essay published this Remembrance weekend.

“Inspire children and parents to learn more history in run up to WWI centenary”

Nearly two thirds (60%) of 16 to 24 year olds can’t name the year that WWI ended, and just ahead of the centenary 54% of the same age group can’t name the date of the start of the war, according to new research from British Future.

“Lack of knowledge of Indian soldiers in WWI must change”

Britain must learn more about Indian soldiers in WWI British army, argues Shiraz Maher.