Keyword: First World War

France 'still feeling' the legacy of WWI 100 years on

As France prepares to mark 100 years since start of First World War, historian Nicolas Offenstadt explains why the conflict is still so significant.

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Hollande honours African role in France's WWI fight

As France launches commemorations for next year's hundredth anniversary of WWI, President Hollande says that no soldier should be 'forgotten'.

French museum makes bid to recover lost paintings of first world war

Museum director keen to solve mystery of more than 250 paintings from a collection which vanished in 1918 and have never been seen since.

France to lead first world war centenary commemorations

France will set tone for the way the world marks the 1914-18 war; two of its bloodiest battles, at Verdun and the Somme, took place on French soil.