How this stack of coins saved a First World War soldier’s life

Vincent Buyssens told Reddit the incredible story of how his great-grandfather was saved when the coins blocked a bullet.

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CCTV released after First World War tribute in Britain defaced in 'racially aggravated offence'

UK police investigating graffiti sprayed near a newly-unveiled war memorial have issued CCTV images of two people at the scene.

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President recalls ‘destruction of the promise of a generation’ at Armistice Day centenary

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to those who fought in the First World War, in particular, the 200,000 Irish men who served and those who died overseas at the Armistice Day centenary commemorations at Glasnevin Cemetery.

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Bishop calls for single united monument as he honours five Corkmen killed on war’s last day

The Church of Ireland Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross believes the time has come for the creation of one single monument in Cork to “memorialise the humanity” of the county’s estimated 4,200 victims of the First World War.

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Wise words - Macron warns on nationalism

Millions of words have been written over the last few weeks about the loss, legacy and contemporary relevance of the First World War. Many more were written about how we should mark it and learn its great lessons. That process continued yesterday in Paris when 70 world leaders gathered.

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A welcome end to four years of Armageddon

At least 40,000 Irish died in the Great War before the guns fell silent on November 11, 1918. The relief at the arrival of peace was tinged with sorrow and a sense of unfinished business, writes Gerry White.

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Varadkar attends Armistice commemorations in Paris

Leo Varadkar has attended the centenary Armistice Day commemoration in Paris.

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Queen and President of Germany attend remembrance service at Westminster Abbey

The pair watched as flowers were laid at the grave of The Unknown Warrior, later shaking hands at the end of the service.

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Catholic archbishop tells Belfast memorial of shared ‘responsibility to heal’

Eamon Martin was addressing a service at St Anne’s Cathedral.

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Dot and Billy: how love letters document the stories of lives torn apart by World War I

During World War I, the only way to keep in touch with loved ones who were serving in the armed forces was through letters.

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Acts of Remembrance across Northern Ireland for centenary

Remembrance Sunday in the Co Fermanagh town has an added poignancy after a Provisional IRA bomb devastated the event in 1987.

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Michael D Higgins: Armistice commemorations 'a simple recognition of our common humanity'

Memorial events will be held across the world today to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1.

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Naked protester greets Trump’s motorcade at Paris event

Police tackled the women and the motorcade continued uninterrupted.

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World leaders gather in Paris a century after WWI Armistice

More than 60 world leaders are scheduled to gather at precisely 11am, a century after the ceasefire.

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Taoiseach to attend Armistice Day commemorations in Paris

Leo Varadkar is attending a service at the Arc de Triomphe.

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Merkel and Macron join hands to remember First World War soldiers

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron stood together at the site north of Paris where the Armistice was agreed.

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Trump and Macron seek to ease tension before WWI anniversary

President Macron’s office said President Trump misunderstood the comments.

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Ireland’s World War I casualties remembered

Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, has conducted new research into Irish casualties in World War I.

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President Trump arrives in Paris for WW1 commemorations

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will also visit the American cemetery in Belleau.

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Readers' blog: The end of Great War didn’t signify end to killing

The Great War did not end on November 11, 1918. The fighting stopped but a one-sided killing by other means continued into 1919, and was actually intensified.

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Attacks on solidarity shows WWI’s bloody lessons are forgotten

Societies’ and individuals’ memories are shaped by a combination of emotions and experiences. Character and perception are influential too. Love, especially deep love between individuals, may be the most powerful, the most enduring of those factors.

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Life and potential lost on the battlefield: Ireland’s First World War soldiers

From shoe box to window box, Tom Burke recalls the journey of Ireland’s First World War soldiers on eve of the centenary of the November 11, 1918, armistice.

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We must remember the dead of WW1 by asking what did they die for: Anti war movement

The Irish Anti-War Movement have revealed they will hold a vigil at the entrance to the Irish National War Memorial in Island Bridge, Dublin on Sunday morning from 10am to 11am to remember all those who died and ask "what did they die for?".

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Armistice centenary: Why Northern Ireland’s culture divide is still an obstacle to remembering the past

The deep divide between Catholics and Protestants makes the coming together to honour the dead on both sides fraught with problems.

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World War I: What we've learned from the 'war to end all wars'

It would become known as the Great War, or the “war to end all wars”. Four years of bitter conflict from August 1914 to November 1918 which spread to involve more than 80% of the world, causing 37m casualties, military and civilian, and 16m deaths.

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Theresa May remembers ‘staunch to the end’ troops on Belgium Armistice visit

The Prime Minister laid wreaths in a war cemetery in Mons to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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It’s important to learn lessons from history

The American people — and the rest of the world — may yet pay a very heavy price for the actions of its president on the international stage, writes David A Andelman.

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Irish compromise - Poppy symbolism

Around this time of the year there occurs a debate about the symbolism behind the poppy, the flower that grew on the Western Front battlefields of France and Belgium in the aftermath of the First World War.

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Cathedral art to honour Irish First World War victims

The art installation will commemorate Armistice Day.

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Rediscovered letters from Irish soldier give flavour of Western Front

Patrick Dixon served with the Royal Garrison Artillery and was in almost daily correspondence with his parents in Dublin.

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