Tony Comer – who has worked for GCHQ for 36 years and has spent the last 10 as its historian – picks high-profile moments from its history.
First World War
Dozens of Commonwealth graves have been daubed with swastikas and other symbols at a cemetery dedicated to those fought in the first and second world wars.
Despite it being more than a century since the end of the First World War, bodies of those who fell on Flanders fields are still being found to this day.
Hundreds of people gathered to mark the burial of 13 unknown soldiers who died fighting in Belgium in the First World War.
Dundee students’ artwork commemorates centenary of First World War in Scottish Parliament exhibition
Dundee students’ art work is included in an exhibition which opened at the Scottish Parliament on September 3 to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War. Michael Alexander reports.
A ship which sank off the Isle of Lewis while returning servicemen from the First World War is to finally be recognised as a war grave.
A plaque commemorating a former Dundee pupil, lauded as a hero of the First World War, has seemingly gone missing.
One hundred years after the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkneys - viewed by many as the final act of the First World War - Michael Alexander reveals how Fife is closely connected with this infamous moment in global history.
Having described the effects of US Prohibition, both on America and the wider world, it is only proper to say the temperance movement a century ago was not solely a US phenomenon. In December 1920 Scotland held local referendums on outlawing alcohol and many places voted “dry” and closed their pubs and off-licences, many for decades.
A Black Watch veteran has offered to buy a memorial plaque for soldiers killed during the First World War and donate it to a museum after its appearance in an online auction caused anger.