The north and north-east was almost entirely spared any direct physical damage – beyond an “extraordinary and disgraceful” U-boat shelling that damaged St Kilda’s church and a rogue raid by a possibly lost Zeppelin which left craters in an Insch field and shattered several windows of a nearby castle.
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A near life-size tank made of cardboard went on display at an Aberdeen university yesterday to celebrate the quick and creative thinking often needed in times of conflict.
A hush fell over Aberdeen's war memorial yesterday as hundreds turned out to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.
It was the moment the end of one global horror came face-to-face with the height of another.
A First World War film which brought old footage to life in colour has been praised by viewers as extraordinary.
When Sir James Taggart, Lord Provost of Aberdeen, took to the townhouse balcony at midday on November 11, it was to hail a “glorious victory” that put the country “on the verge of peace”.
It is a part of north-east Scotland which was almost completely destroyed by the ravages of the Great War.
In the end it took just four brief sentences to inform those on the front line that there really was to be an end to four and a half years of war.
Dozens of Gordon Highlanders will march through a Belgian town next week to remember those killed in the First World War.
Tributes will be paid to the hundreds of Aberdeen University staff, students and alumni who died during the First World War.
When war broke out in August 1914, few people could have imagined its impact.
The wartime diaries of a north-east soldier, only recently unearthed and rescued from oblivion, offer a fascinating insight into the final days of the conflict from the perspective of the frontline.
A mother and daughter duo have created a hand-crafted tribute to men lost during the first and second world wars.
“I hope we may say that thus, this fateful morning, came an end to all wars”.
It was the global conflict that led to a lost generation and, in the words of Wilfred Owen, created an anthem for doomed youth.
Aberdeen will fall silent on Sunday for a remembrance service with added poignancy.
It was a love ravaged by conflict - but nothing could destroy the bond between Robert Dawson and Jessie Fletcher Orr.
There are many commemorations to mark the centenary of the end of World War I across the north east in the days ahead.
Would you be willing to give up your work, your home comforts, seeing family and friends, having a ‘normal’ life, in order to kill others or to be killed yourself?
A poignant statue commemorating a century since the end of the First World War has been unveiled in an Aberdeenshire town.
They are words you will hear during almost every sporting contest.
Coronation Street star Antony Cotton says he has heard “jaw-dropping stories” of bravery as part of his role as an ambassador for a military charity.
A plaque has been unveiled to commemorate the north-east's greatest war poet.
From Sassoon and Owen to Thomas and Rosenberg, the work of wartime poets is widely recognised as some of the most powerful poetry in existence.
A north-east navy man was among the guard of honour that escorted the Unknown Soldier to his final resting place at Westminster Abbey, his daughter has revealed.
An event telling the stories of soldiers, doctors, nurses and families of World War I will take place in Aberdeen tonight.
They were the Allied prisoners of war who proved as keen as mustard to keep the heat on their German captors.
Communities across Highlands and Moray will fall silent next month as nation honours sacrifices made during First World War
Communities across the Highlands and Moray will fall silent next month as the nation honours the sacrifices made during the First World War.
On November 11, at 11am, people from across the globe people will fall silent to mark the end of the First World War.
Two new permanent reminders of a Moray town’s sacrifices for the armed forces have been unveiled.
Broadcaster Dan Snow has said it is important to keep the memory of the First World War alive because it is an “enormous warning”.
A special event marking the centenary of the First World War has been organised to open the north-east’s 2018 Festival of Social Sciences.