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First World War

Air Force pays homage to Indian heroes who flew in World War One

The five pilots - Lt HS Malik, Lt Indra Lal Roy DFC, 2nd Lt SG Welingkar, Lt ESC Sen, Lt Naoroji - were the first and only Indians to fly with Royal Flying Corps.

May 06, 2019, 22:59 PM IST

Britain's royals, German president mark World War 1 remembrance day

Events to mark the end of the Great War have been taking place across Britain and around the world, with President Emmanuel Macron leading tributes in France alongside US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and dozens of monarchs, princes, presidents and prime ministers.

Nov 11, 2018, 19:58 PM IST

Network of World War I training tunnels found in UK

 Archaeologists have discovered tunnels and trenches - with live grenades, canned foods and other war paraphernalia - that were used to train troops for the First World War in the UK.

Apr 25, 2017, 16:59 PM IST

110 years-old rugby jersey fetches mind-blogging £180,000

A 110-year-old jersey worn by legendary New Zealand captain Dave Gallaher during the 1905 tour of the British Isles has fetched a record £180,000 at an auction on Saturday in Cardiff.

Oct 10, 2015, 17:49 PM IST

India made significant contribution to WWI: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the First World War was not a European affair alone as India also played a "significant" role by lending it logistical and monetary support.

Mar 24, 2015, 00:08 AM IST

Back from Sri Lanka, PM Narendra Modi to attend First World War centenary event

Back from a significant three-nation tour spread over five days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to attend the ongoing ceremonies to commemorate the contribution of Indian soldiers in the First World War in New Delhi.

Mar 15, 2015, 10:08 AM IST

Army to commemorate sacrifice of Indian soldiers in WW1

Ten decades after the start of World War 1 which saw at least 74,187 Indian soldiers martyred, the Army will be commemorating the gallantry and sacrifice of its troops by holding a tribute for them here this week.

Mar 09, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

Army events to commemorate sacrifice of Indian soldiers in WWI

The Indian Army will organise a series of events next month to commemorate the valour and sacrifice of nearly 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Feb 24, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

England RFU criticised for shirts featuring Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross Trust on Wednesday criticised England`s Rugby Football Union for its use of the Victoria Cross emblem on new international team shirts.

Sep 17, 2014, 18:56 PM IST

Hearts, the club that went to war, remember 1914-1918 sacrifices

Hearts start their quest to return to the Scottish Premiership on Sunday, but a poignant anniversary will cast a long shadow over the Tynecastle team`s day.

Aug 09, 2014, 17:04 PM IST