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Was the bloodiest battle in history completely futile?

2 July 2016 9:00 am

On 1 July 1916, along a frontage of 18 miles, 100,000 British infantrymen — considerably more than the entire strength…

Where Van Gogh learned to paint

14 February 2015 9:00 am

William Cook reports from the sooty netherworld that made an artist of Vincent Van Gogh

Is it a good idea to splash money on European cities of culture?

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Could splashing public money on city of culture initiatives make good business sense? William Cook reports

Why does Max Hastings have such a hatred for the British military?

14 September 2013 9:00 am

David Crane is taken aback by the particular contempt Max Hastings appears to reserve for the British at the outbreak of the first world war