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Exhibition Opening at the Museum of Ireland: 'Recovered Voices- Stories of the Irish at War 1914 - 1915'

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. Image credit: Bob Embleton, via Wikimedia Commons

An exhibition is opening at the Collins Barracks branch of the National Museum of Ireland as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme, which commemorates the involvement of Irish men and women in the First World War.

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The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, exhibits photography documenting legacy of the First World War

An exhibition of photographs in Miami by the Italian artist Luca Artioli, showing the remains of trenches on the Alpine Front, is on display until April 5th 2015.  

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Call For Papers: Tourism, Leisure and War at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal has issued a call for papers for its upcoming conference on Tourism, Leisure and War, which will be held from June 25th-27th 2015.

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Trunk discovery reveals British First World War soldier's story

The uniform and memorabilia stored in a trunk by Lieutenant Howard Hands from Hertfordshire (Photo: © Herts at War)

A trunk containing the belongings of a British First World War soldier has been found at a school in the UK town of Letchworth, after lying forgotten for decades.

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Sounds of the First World War play on at museum in the Somme

An exhibition devoted to the music and sounds of 1914-18 has been extended at the Museum of the Great War in Péronne, close to the Somme battlefields of northern France.

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New First World War website reveals art and writing of German brothers

'Game With Death' by Tor Kiefer, 1920 (© Landesbibliothek Rheinland-Pfalz)

Katherine Quinlan-Flatter reports from Germany on the discoveries which have inspired her to launch a new website devoted to the war experiences of the Kiefer brothers from Ettlingen, near Karlsruhe.

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100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Dogger Bank in the North Sea

The German heavy cruiser, SMS Blücher, capsizing during the Battle of Dogger Bank © IWM (Q 22687)

British warships sank the German cruiser, SMS Blücher, during the Battle of Dogger Bank on January 24th 1915.

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Cobh, Ireland, to commemorate the sinking of RMS Lusitania

Drawing printed in New York Herald and London Sphere, ca. 1915 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The passenger liner Lusitania, sunk by a German U-boat on May 7th 1915, will be commemorated with a series of events in the Irish port of Cobh, starting on February 1st 2015. 

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Women of Empire exhibition launches for 2015

An exhibition which celebrates the contribution of women from Australia and New Zealand who served in the First World War will be launched in Geelong, Victoria on February 20th 2015.

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Delhi exhibition to pay tribute to Indian soldiers of World War I

39th Garhwali Riflemen on the march in France.

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts has opened 'India and the First World War - Commemorating 100 years of the Great War 1914-1918', a photographic exhibition about Indian soldiers who fought for Britain in WWI

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Wilfred Owen’s home given special status on National Heritage List

WWI poet Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)

The last permanent home of the celebrated First World War poet, Lieutenant Wilfred Owen MC, has been listed as a Grade II protected building by British Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.

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Campaign to recognise the sacrifice of Gallipoli reinforcements

His Majesty's Troopship Royal Edward. Torpedoed and sunk by UB-14 on 13th August 1915

David Crampin has shared with Centenary News a piece about the troopship Royal Edward and his campaign to ensure the men who gave their lives receive equal and just recognition.

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Centenary update: UK's first air raid victims honoured in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth's Mayor, Marlene Fairhead, lays a wreath at the grave of Samuel Smith, killed in the Zeppelin raid of January 19th 1915. Watching are Sam Smith's great great nephews, Chris and Graham Roberts (3rd and 4th from left) Photo: Centenary News

The victims of the first air raid on Britain, carried out by German Zeppelins during the First World War, were remembered in the Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth on January 19th 2015.

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Descendants of Gallipoli campaign invited to take part in London commemoration event

Descendants of the Galipoli campaign have been invited by the British government to take part in a commemoration event - to be held in London in April 2015

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100 Years Ago Today: first air raids on UK leave four dead

The remains of houses in Bentinck Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, destroyed by bombs dropped by Zeppelin L4, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Magnus von Platen-Hallermund, January 19th 1915 © IWM (Q 53591)

Britain came under attack from the air for the first time on January 19th 1915, when German Zeppelins raided the Norfolk coast, killing four people.​

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Latest Book Review: A Game in Hell - The Great War in Russia , by John E. Bowlt, Nicoletta Misler & Elena Sudakova

Centenary News Review:  A Game in Hell is a stunning visual record of how Russia saw the First World War. Many of the posters, prints, cartoons and photos are published for the first time. Accompanied by expert commentaries, they are a valuable reminder that Tsarist Russia was among the main players in a war almost banished from history after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

To read the full description and review, click here.

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Fiji holds commemoration for World War I Contingent

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau of Fiji lays a wreath at the commemoration ceremony.

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau led a commemoration ceremony on December 31st 2014 in honour of the Fijians who served in World War I. 

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Canada: Launch of GWCA 'Doing Our Bit' website

The Great War Centenary Association - Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations in Ontario, Canada - has launched its new website, 'Doing Our Bit', to document the community's involvement during the First World War. 

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Reflections on three Boston World War One exhibitions

Susan Werbe has attended three World War I exhibitions in her hometown of Boston, Massachusetts and has written her reflections in a feature for Centenary News. 

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Scotland to mark Centenary of First World War troop train disaster in 2015

View across the Firth of Forth towards Edinburgh and Leith, where soldiers killed in the 1915 Gretna rail disaster are buried (Photo: Centenary News)

The worst rail crash in UK history will be remembered as part of Scotland's First World War Centenary commemorations in 2015.

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Remembering the UK's first air raid casualties - Norfolk January 19

The grave of Samuel Smith in Great Yarmouth, the first of four people killed in the bombing of the Norfolk coast in 1915 (Photo: courtesy of Great Yarmouth Borough Council)

The 100th anniversary of the first Zeppelin air raids on the UK will be remembered at events in Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn on January 19th 2015.

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Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for December 2014

The latest Centennial Countdown posting by the American First World War blogger Dennis Cross - covering December 1914.

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'Propaganda and War' - First World War Centenary exhibition in Istanbul

(Photo: courtesy of Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations)

The Centenary is being marked in Turkey with an exhibition of First World War Ottoman documents and memorabilia at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul.

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British pupils visit Gallipoli as part of Centenary Education Project

Lancashire Landing Cemetery: students at the grave of one of the soldiers from their home town of Gosport, (Picture: courtesy of the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project)

Pupils from a British school have visited Gallipoli as part of a new education programme marking the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings in Turkey in 1915.

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Thiepval Memorial to be restored for 2016 Somme Centenary

(Photo: Centenary News)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has announced a major project to restore the Thiepval Memorial in France in readiness for the Battle of the Somme Centenary in 2016.

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Your Loving Son: The letters home of H T Lucas. What a difference a month makes

It took just a month for the realities of war to strike home for Captain Cuthbert Lucas. Here, in a third extract for Centenary News from his letters home, he describes the increasingly desperate conditions his 'Biscuit Boys' were facing.

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Centenary News countdown to First World War anniversaries coming up in 2015

Dud Corner cemetery and the 1915 battlefield of Loos, France (Photo: Centenary News)

Centenary News looks ahead to some of the major First World War anniversaries which will be remembered in 2015.

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A look back at some of the defining Centenary images of 2014

Millions of visitors were drawn to the Tower of London by the 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' display: each of the 888,246 ceramic poppies represented a British or colonial death during the First World War (Photo: Centenary News)

Pictures taken by the Centenary News team recall some of the many events in 2014 which marked the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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100 Years Ago Today: The Christmas Truce

Christmas Day 1914: British and German soldiers fraternising at Ploegsteert, Belgium (© IWM Q11745)

The historic ceasefires along the Western Front, today  remembered as the Christmas truce, started on Christmas Day 1914 when gunfire briefly gave way to gifts and greetings in 'no-man's land.' 

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Christmas truce: street art marks Centenary in London and Berlin

A mural from the 'Flanders Fields' art work in Great Eastern Street, London EC2 (Photo: Centenary News)

German and British street artists have worked together on twinned projects in London and Berlin to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas truce.

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