World Wars

It is a hardened atheist who does not ask a few favours of God as he fixes his bayonet

An act of quasi-guerrilla commemoration

Not another Armistice Day to get through. And what about all the other pressing issues for which there is no poppy?

Beckett, Camus and Monod arrived by different roads at the same destination thanks to their common experience of fighting injustice

The Ethiopian emperor has fallen in leafy Wimbledon, but there’s more to his demise than meets the eye

Honour, power and will at Mers-el-Kébir 80 years ago today

Vasily Grossman was not only a great correspondent in World War Two but a courageous dissident

Jeremy Black explains the strange case of Edward Lucas