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Last Post Ceremony in Canberra to mark centenary of Australia going to war in 1914

Dedication to Australia's war dead in London

The Australian War Memorial's Last Post Ceremony on August 4th 2014 will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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'Great War/Great Read' - exploring classic writing of the First World War in Kansas City

An American initiative encouraging people to explore the classic literature of the First World War is being launched in Kansas City by the National World War 1 Museum and Kansas City Public Library.

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The Somme holds photo contest to capture the commemorative spirit of 2014

The Conseil Général de la Somme in France is holding a photography competition as part of its First World War Centenary commemorations.

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US state of Ohio marks Centennial with First World War poster display

The Ohio Statehouse, hosting 'America Mobilizes for War' exhibition of recruitment posters (Courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive)

The American state of Ohio is marking the First World War Centennial with an exhibition of US recruitment posters at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.

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Charity 'shines a light' for soldiers buried at cemetery on England's Channel coast

Shorncliffe Military Cemetery in Kent

Lanterns will be lit on the graves of 550 soldiers at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery on the Kent coast on August 4th 2014, the Centenary of Britain's entry into the First World War.

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The Story of John Miller Coutts Weir, M.M.,M.C - a family hero

Centenary News contributor Ottilia Saxl tells the story of her great-uncle John Miller Coutts Weir, who was awarded both the Military Medal in 1916 and Military Cross in 1917 and served in all three services.

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Centenary Requiem for Australia's First World War dead to have Sydney premiere

The premiere of the first Australian musical composition commemorating those who fell in the Great War will be performed by Sydney University Graduate Choir on August 10th 2014.

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100 Years Ago Today: Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia

Imperial Villa in Austria - where declaration of war was signed

The Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia at 11am on Tuesday 28th July 1914.

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Pope Francis makes Centenary plea for peace

Pope Francis has marked the Centenary of the First World War with an appeal for peace in current conflicts.

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First World War Centenary: key events coming up in August 2014

British and German leaders will gather in remembrance at St Symphorien Cemetery, Belgium, on August 4 (©WBT M. Vander Linden)

Centenary News provides an update of events being held globally in August 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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July 27: Italy launches global music event to remember Europe's last hours of peace on this day in 1914

Music remembering the last day of peace in Europe in 1914 will be performed around the world today (July 27th 2014) as part of the Italian Government’s First World War commemorative programme.

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The Telegraph: George V told British Government to 'find a reason' to go to war in August 1914

Buckingham Palace, London

The Telegraph reports that King George V 'demanded Britain enter the First World War' during a meeting with the Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey, on 2nd August 1914.

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France thanks First World War allies with Champs Elysées photo exhibition

Paris will pay tribute to soldiers from home and abroad who fell fighting for the freedom of France in the First World War with an exhibition of 100 photos on the Champs Elysées.

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Archive film release gives UK cinema audiences chance to see 1914 screen hits

'Palace Pandemonium' - Emmeline Pankhurst goes to Buckingham Palace to petition the King for votes for women (Image courtesy of the BFI)

A special compilation of films which would have entertained cinema-goers in 1914 has been produced by the British Film Institute National Archive.

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Your Loving Son: The Letters Home of Cuthbert H T Lucas 1914 - 1918

Cuthbert H T Lucas courtesy Steve Warburton

History teacher Steve Warburton begins a series of articles, based on the diaries and weekly letters home of Cuthbert H T Lucas, which reveal  a unique perspective on the First World War from beginning to end.  

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Centenary exhibition highlights Indian Army Sikhs who fought for Britain in the First World War.

The UK Punjab Heritage Association is holding an exhibition commemorating 'the remarkable but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh soldiers' in the First World War.

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Reuters revisits Sarajevo: "World War One. What were they thinking?"

Sir Harold Evans on stage with Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright. Courtesy Keith Bedford

A report from a Reuters Newsmaker Event in New York, planned and moderated by Sir Harold Evans, and attended by former U.S Secretaries of State Dr Henry Kissinger and Dr Madeleine Albright.

 

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'Changing Faces of Heroism since the First World War' - University of Leeds teams up with BBC for free online course

A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism has been launched by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC.

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RAF Museum in London offers rare personal look at First World War archives

(Photo: © Trustees of the RAF Museum)

London's Royal Air Force Museum is offering a very rare chance for the public to view original First World War documents dating from 1914.

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Sirens to sound across Luxembourg for First World War Centenary on August 2 2014

The Monument of Remembrance in Luxembourg City (Photo © SIP, All Rights Reserved)

The Luxembourg Government has announced that sirens will sound across the country on August 2nd 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

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Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry returns to Craiglockhart in Centenary musical performance

Bullets and Daffodils, a musical drama based on Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry, is to be performed at Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, scene of his inspirational meeting with Siegfried Sassoon.

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'We will remember them' - UK announces themes for Centenary commemorations on August 4 2014

UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons (Photo: UK Government)

Britain has set out more details of a national day of commemoration on August 4th 2014 to mark the Centenary of its entry into the First World War. 

 

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Centenary conference in Ottawa explores Canadian literature of the First World War

The Canadian War Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War with an international conference devoted to Canadian literature of the period.

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Historic Vauxhall staff car on show for the First World War Centenary

Vauxhall's D-Type Staff Car at The Cloth Hall, Ypres, earlier in 2014 (© GM Company)

A veteran military staff car has been made ready for display by Vauxhall during the UK's First World War Centenary commemorations.

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Battle of Fromelles Museum opens with tribute to Australia's Western Front sacrifice

The Battle of Fromelles Museum in northern France, seen from Pheasant Wood Cemetery

A museum commemorating the First World War Battle of Fromelles has been officially opened at a ceremony attended by Australia's Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Michael Ronaldson.

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Punch magazine digital archive will help researchers study First World War

The Triumph of Culture. Courtesy of Punch

Mike Swain reports on a new digital archive which sees 150 years of British satirical magazine Punch made available online including its' influential period during the First World war. 

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Keeping Post: The Post Office during the First World War

Post Office recruitment poster. Courtesy of Post Office Heritage Museum.

Sally Wenham, who writes for the Post Office shop blog, reveals the First World War research she has been doing to coincide with the release of a selection of coins and stamps.

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Prince William and David Cameron open Imperial War Museum's new First World War Galleries

The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron with Director-General Diane Lees in the IWM's redesigned Atrium (©IWM)

Prince William and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, have officially opened the new First World War Galleries at the Imperial War Museum in London.

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The IWM First World War Galleries – Centenary News attends official opening event

Centenary News attends the official opening of the Imperial War Museum’s new galleries on Wednesday 16th July – an event marked by speeches and interviews in the new IWM atrium.

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Press and media invited today to see the £40 million pound refurbishment at London’s Imperial War Museum

Artists impression of new galleries

The press and media, including Centenary News, are being invited today to see the £40 million pound refurbishment at London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM).

 

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