This week we've been bringing you stories marking the 100th anniversary of Britain's declaration of war on Germany. We've heard how millions of men died on the battlefields of Europe - many of them young foot soldiers not trained for what confronted them.
And in the battles of the Somme and Ypres, the officers also suffered high casualties. Leading from the front, they often ventured into no man's land during the night to try to reach their men who'd been injured.
Our reporter Paul Crone returned to his old school at Sedbergh in Cumbria to find out the heavy price many officers paid during the first world war.
Thousands of people across our region came out last night to remember and celebrate those who serves in the First World War.
Seven of the men from Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders received the Victoria Cross medal for bravery in WWI. Find out why here.
Eight of the men from Cumbria who fought in WW1 received the prestigious Victoria Cross medal. Find out why here.