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Latest update : 2014-08-05

Professor William Philpott, Military Historian at King's College London

One hundred years ago, over the course of a few fateful days in July and August 1914, the ruling monarchies of Europe plunged the continent into a war the likes of which had never been seen before. By the time it ended four years later, more than ten million people had died and many millions more had been wounded and mutilated. The world that emerged from the carnage was a radically different place.

To discuss the legacy of the Great War, Robert Parsons speaks to Professor William Philpott, a specialist on the history of warfare at King's College London and the author of "War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War".

By Robert PARSONS

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2014-09-29 fashion

Diane von Fürstenberg, Fashion designer

No fashion design is more associated with women's rights than that of Diane von Fürstenberg’s iconic wrap dress. As the creation marks its 40th anniversary, Annette Young talks...

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2014-09-28 Syria

Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for refugees

The Syrian conflict has forced more than 3 million people out of the country. UN High Commissionner for refugees Antonio Guterres calls on the international community to step up...

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2014-09-27 Syria

Tammam Salam, Lebanese Prime Minister

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam was in New York where he met the International Support Group for Lebanon. With 1.3 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Islamist groups...

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2014-09-26 Saudi Arabia

Turki al-Faisal, former head of Saudi intelligence

Saudi Arabia is part of the US-led coalition against fighters from IS group. Alongside US aviation, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan have hit targets in...

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2014-09-25 climate change

Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for Climate Action

Five years after global climate talks in Copenhagen ended in a flop, environmental activists are daring to dream green - again. This week's UN climate summit in New York was a...

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