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Documentary about Irish speaking soldiers in the First World War airing on BBC 2

Irish actor and writer Tony Devlin presents Gaeilgeoirí an Chogaidh Mhóir (Image: courtesy of BBC NI)

A documentary exploring Irish speaking Ulstermen during the First World War is to air on BBC 2 Northern Ireland on Sunday March 29th.

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Ministry of Munitions exhibition opens in Manchester

Women working at the Ferranti factory (Photo: Museum of Science and Industry)

An exhibition exploring the First World War role of Britain's Ministry of Munitions, and the contribution of industry in Manchester, opens at the city's Museum of Science and Industry on March 28th 2015.

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Major Lusitania exhibition opens at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

(Image: Liverpool Museums)

'Lusitania: Life, Loss and Legacy' opens at the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, today (March 27th 2015) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the liner, Lusitania, by a German U-boat.

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Gallipoli Centenary April 25 - events preview, one month to go

The Helles Memorial to the Gallipoli campaign will be among the venues for the 2015 Centenary commemorations (Photo: courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Final preparations are being made for ceremonies around the world on April 24th/25th 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Turkey.

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Centenary Update: more photos of Neuve Chapelle ceremonies

Commemorations at the Indian Memorial, Neuve Chapelle, March 13th 2015 (Photo: © Office de tourisme de Béthune-Bruay)

Centenary News has more pictures of ceremonies marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle and India's sacrifice in the First World War.

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'Dying for Trento': new exhibition remembers the Italian Front

(Image Credit: Italian War History Museum)

A new Italian exhibition explores the lengthy campaign between Italian and Austro-Hungarian forces in the Alps.

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Latest Book Review: The Great War, by Aleksandar Gatalica

Centenary News Review: ' Although The Great War is perhaps better suited to readers with a clear interest in the First World War, it is a gripping, confident novel which is both entertaining and surprising. It is fast-paced, full of movement, and compels you to carry on as the narration moves forward, chapter by chapter, through each year of the war.'  

To read the full review and description, click here.

 

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'Walk of Peace'- border trail between Italy and Slovenia commemorates the Isonzo Front

Italy and Slovenia launched a cross-border trail, the Walk of Peace, on March 21st 2015 to remember the battles on the Isonzo Front during the First World War.

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Exhibition opening: Dogs of the First World War photographic collection

New exhibition explores vital role dogs played during the war years.

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Centenary lookahead - Ypres gas attack remembrance, April 2015

The Canadian Forces Memorial, at 'Vancouver Corner' near St-Juliaan (Photo: © Westtoer apb, courtesy of Visitflanders)

Commemorations marking the first large-scale chemical weapons attack in the Great War will take place in Belgium on April 22nd 2015, the 100th anniversary of the 2nd Battle of Ypres.

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100 Years Ago Today: Russians capture fortress of Przemyśl

Przemyśl Fortress (Austro-Hungarian soldiers pictured in the ruins after its recapture by the Central Powers, June 1915) © IWM Q 115398

The Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemyśl in Galicia (present-day Poland) fell to Russian forces on March 22nd 1915 after a siege lasting more than four months.

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Faces of Conflict: Exeter exhibition explores impact of First World War on facial reconstructive surgery and art

Exeter museum hosts exhibition exploring facial reconstruction surgery and art in the wake of the First World War.

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Turkey kicks off programme of events to mark Centenary of Gallipoli campaign

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leads commemoration of Gallipoli campaign.

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New Zealand launches Gallipoli Centenary app

(Image: courtesy of Ministry for Culture and Heritage-Manatū Taonga)

New Zealand has released a new computer app exploring the Gallipoli campaign as part of its Centenary commemorations.

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100 Years Ago Today: Allied naval assault on the Dardanelles

A battleship fires its 12-inch guns in the Dardanelles, 1915 © IWM (Q 53498)

An armada of British and French warships attempted to force the Turkish Dardanelles Strait on March 18th 1915.

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Gallipoli Centenary: talks, music & poetry in Ireland to remember 1915 campaign

The Irish broadcaster, RTE, and organisers of the Hay literary festival in Kells are to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings with a programme of talks, music and poetry from April 24-26th 2015.

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Franco-German exhibition explores First World War in the Upper Rhine

Women workers in a pioneer park behind the front line 1917/18 (Photo © Generallandesarchiv Karlsruhe 456 F 105 177 Foto 9)

A travelling exhibition looks at life in the border region of Baden, Germany and Alsace, France during the First World War. Katherine Quinlan-Flatter reports from Baden-Baden.

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Northern Ireland Office marks Decade of Centenaries with events

Northern Ireland Office press release on centenary events.

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British author accuses media of ignoring black contribution to First World War

The Voice interview with Stephen Bourne

British historian Stephen Bourne has accused British broadcasters and newspapers of ignoring his latest book on black British history.

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India honours the fallen at Neuve Chapelle Centenary remembrance

(Photo: courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

India's Ambassador to France, Arun K.Singh, took part in commemorations on March 13th 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

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Neuve Chapelle Centenary: India tribute in France

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is urging people to remember India's First World War sacrifice, as commemorations are held today (March 13th 2015) to mark the centenary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle. 

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India honours its First World War soldiers

The India Gate, New Delhi (Photo: Centenary News)

India's President and Prime Minister have led Centenary tributes in Delhi to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought on the Allied side in the First World War.

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Neuve Chapelle Centenary: Britain's tribute to Indian forces

UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid with guests at IWM North in Manchester (Photo: courtesy of Department for Culture, Media & Sport)

As well as India's Centenary commemorations, Britain also honoured the First World War role of Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

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100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Neuve Chapelle

The Indian Memorial, Neuve Chapelle (Photo: Centenary News)

Britain launched its first set-piece offensive on the Western Front on March 10th 1915, attacking the Germans at Neuve Chapelle in Northern France.

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Leeds remembers Indian student who fought as Yorkshire volunteer

Jogendra Sen (first right), with the Leeds Pals. The picture is thought to have been taken at Colsterdale Camp in North Yorkshire shortly after the men signed up (Photo: courtesy of Laurie Milner)

Historians have shed new light on the story of the only Indian soldier among a group of Yorkshire volunteers who fought on the Western Front.

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Britain pays tribute to First World War Victoria Cross winners from overseas

Brigadier Lofty Hayward, New Zealand's Defence Attaché in London, standing next to the VC commemorative stones, with the Armed Forces Memorial in the background (Photo: courtesy of National Memorial Arboretum)

First World War holders of the Victoria Cross born overseas are remembered on 145 commemorative paving stones, unveiled at the UK's National Memorial Arboretum on March 5th 2015.

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Gallipoli Centenary: Royal dates in UK and Turkey announced

The Australian War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, London (Photo: Centenary News)

Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the Royal Family are to attend ceremonies on April 25th 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

 

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'Gallipoli in Pictures' - soldier's 1915 campaign paintings unveiled in Northern Ireland

Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Chichester's scrapbook (Courtesy of Public Record Office of Northern Ireland - D3027/6/16)

A British officer's painting of a shell exploding over Gallipoli is among the highlights of a scrapbook of water-colours, sketches and photos released by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland.

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WW1 online medical records project hits 100,000 names

'Carrying the wounded under fire' (Courtesy of Forces War Records Archive)

UK military genealogy specialists, Forces War Records, have now transcribed 100,000 medical records of British First World War soldiers as part of a project to make them available online.

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Centenary drives up 2014 UK visitor numbers

Crowds of tourists watch the Tower of London moat filling with ceramic poppies, October 2014 (Photo: Centenary News)

The First World War Centenary commemorations helped boost UK visitor numbers to a record high in 2014, according to new figures.

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