The ghosts of German-ruled NamibiaOver a century ago, Germany colonised what is now know as Namibia. In the years that followed, tens of thousands of Africans were killed and all opposition was crushed. After its d...
FRANCE - WORLD WAR I
August 22, 1914: The bloodiest day in French military historyThe Battle of the Frontiers, fought at the outset of World War I, doesn’t have the same historical notoriety as Verdun or Somme, but it saw in one day more French soldiers die than...
South Tyrol dreams of its Austrian pastNations across Europe are marking 100 years since the First World War broke out. Many of the continent's major borders were re-drawn after the end of the war and have changed...
France 24's report
WWI: The Somme, Land of RemembranceEvery year in France, more than 200,000 visitors walk across the battlefields of the Somme. They come from Great Britain, Canada or even from Australia and New Zealand with one goa...
Professor William Philpott, Military Historian at King's College LondonOne 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...
WWI centenary: Remembering those executed by their fellow soldiersEurope is marking the centenary of the beginning of World War One, one of the most violent and prolonged struggles of modern history. But European armies not only went to war with...
THE 51 PERCENT
World War One: The war that changed women’s livesThey were bombmakers, they were nurses and even chemists. In this programme, we take a look at women's unsung contribution to World War One. Also, how the world of video games...
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Israeli Soldiers Say IDF Does Not Avoid Civilian CasualtiesLive from the newsroom, FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry provides an overview of world's newspaper headlines.
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Ebola Overshadows Obama's Africa SummitLive from the newsroom, FRANCE 24's Oliver Farry provides an overview of the French newspaper headlines.
In pictures: French and German leaders mark WWI centenaryFrench President François Hollande and his German counterpart, Joachim Gauck, made a joint tribute to soldiers killed in the First World War as they commemorated the 100th annivers...
France 24 reports
The Depths of Hell: 1914-1918100 years ago, on August 3rd, 1914, Germany declared war on France. Europe was thrown into chaos, and the world plunged into total war. Machine guns, tanks, toxic gas, planes, arti...
France remembers murdered socialist hero Jean JaurèsOn a Friday evening on July 31, 1914, a 29-year-old French nationalist by the name of Raoul Villain arrived at a north Paris café, pulled a pistol from his pocket and fired two sho...