Kate Adie on the women of WW1

The former BBC Chief News Correspondent discusses how the societal role of women changed during WW1.

Editor's Picks | WW1 Centenary Commemorations

See our Editor's choice from the centenary commemorations of World War One.

Standing in the Footprints of WW1 Photographers

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid talks us through the work involved in putting together these digital composites which match up scenes from World War One with today's world. 

Remembering WW1 | The Road To War

The complex politics of 19th century Europe saw states and empires jostling for power and influence. This is a look at events that would lead Europe and beyond into war.

Remembering WW1 | The German Home Front

With Germany blockaded by the Allies, hardship and shortages took their toll on the home front.

The First World War Remembered

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid travelled to Belgium, France and around the UK to create these stunning image comparisons with pictures taken during World War One.

Remembering WW1 | The British Home Front

WW1 affected civilians at home in unprecedented ways. Take a look at the war effort at home in Great Britain.

Remembering WW1 | The War In Colour

A unique insight into the conflict in stunning colour.

100 Years Since The Assassination Of Archduke Franz Ferdinand

We take a look in the archive at events 100 years ago when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated on 28th June 2014.

Story behind the photo | Reggie and the Spitfires

A picture which appears to have been taken at possibly the start of an important bombing raid over Europe. However, you will soon know better!

D-Day Remembered | 70th Anniversary

Photographer Peter Macdiarmid has created this incredible video matching up his recent photos with archival stills from D-Day

Archival Calendar May 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Archival Calendar April 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Archival Calendar March 2014

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Archival Calendar February

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Key Historical Anniversaries for 2014

What are the key anniversaries and birthdays of 2014? Find out here.

Famous Political Handshakes in History

On the heels of the Obama and Castro handshake, our Archive team has put together shots of past high profile handshakes of political leaders...

Archival Calendar November

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

Archival Calendar October

Add a historical perspective to current events and anniversaries of landmark dates – with imagery from our hand-picked gallery.

What is iconic imagery?

What makes an image iconic? What does it mean to be an icon? How does a photo earn the status?

Cathy Murphy: How a photograph changed my life

Photographer Cathy Murphy tells of a chance encounter with Cesar Chavez that led her to documenting history...