At the end of the First World War, the small village of Enham Alamein near Andover in Hampshire became home to servicemen badly injured during fighting on the frontline.
Today a unique wooden sculpture was unveiled by Falklands veteran Simon Weston - to mark 100 years since the conflict began, and the role the village played in rehabilitating injured soldiers. Richard Slee reports.
We take a look back at an incredible team who fought in the first world war. It consisted of a horse known as the warrior and a WWI general who was also a soldier and politician - making him the only cabinet minister to serve on the front line. The team's story began on the Isle of Wight and Richard Jones has been to speak to his grandson Brough Scott.
Brighton Friends’ Meeting House in Ship Street is hosting a major exhibition of “Quaker Service in a Time of War”, commemorating the many local Quakers who served their country as Conscientious Objectors during the 1914-18 World War.
Local Quakers such as Leonard Devereux, who objected to military service on religious and conscientious grounds, had to face an often hostile Tribunal to be allowed to serve in other ways.
Leonard joined the Friends Ambulance Unit from 1915, and after first aid and ambulance training served for the rest of the War on ambulance trains, keeping a vivid diary of his experiences.
Leonard lived in Prestonville Road, worked as a solicitor’s clerk and was involved with the Brighton Quakers Adult School in Ship Street before the War. The Devereux family, like many others, had strong connections to Brighton Quaker Meeting, and Leonard’s daughters were both married in the Meeting House.
The exhibition is open until the 24th July
The publication of thousands of diaries from servicemen who fought in the First World War will enable their voices to heard, Culture Secretary Maria Miller said.
Speaking ahead of the publication of the extracts today, she said:
The online publication of thousands of pages of diary entries from the First World War will allow "allows people across the world to discover daily activities, stories and battles of each unit for themselves", author and military records specialist William Spencer said.
The diaries are the most popular records from The National Archives' First World War collection and are being digitised as part of the organisation's centenary programme.
Mr Spencer said he hopes the publication of the diaries will enable people to learn more about the First World War, and shed some light on the thoughts and feelings of the men who fought it. He said:
"It's interesting because it's humanising it. War is a de-humanising thing."
Hundreds of thousands of pages of diaries from units from the First World War have been digitised and will be available to read online today.
The National Archives is publishing the first batch of unit diaries from France and Flanders as part of the organisations centenary programme.
The organisation is hoping that "citizen historians" will read the diaries to unearth new discoveries about life at war.
When a six-year-old boy from Dartford decided to test out his new metal detector he could never have imagined what drama it would spark.
Oliver Hudd's parents thought he would perhaps find some scrap metal or maybe even some jewellery or coins.
As Jenny Line reports, they certainly didn't expect him to stumble across a WWI bomb.