One of the few surviving artefacts from an historic Canadian warship caught up in a First World War disaster is joining the Canadian War Museum's collections in Ottawa.
French colonial troops entered Fort Douaumont on 24 October 1916, ending an eight-month German occupation of the biggest of the Verdun fortresses.
French Centenary organisation Mission Centenaire has outlined major anniversary themes for 2017 as it invites next year's WW1 projects to apply for endorsement.
An exhibition highlighting the First World War service of more than 1.5 million South Asian soldiers opens at the Royal Geographical Society, London, on 5 November 2016.
The UK Government has protected the site of a First World War munitions factory in Leeds where 35 women were killed in an explosion in December 1916.
Archive material has uncovered one of the stories that inspired Leicester University's foundation as a 'living memorial' to the dead of the First World War.
Centenary News reports from an event at the Canadian High Commission in London, marking publication of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Somme Battlefield Companion.
The Price of a Mile, an exhibition honouring doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief to wounded soldiers on the Somme, opened at the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre in London with a lecture by military medical historian Dr Emily Mayhew.
'A story both illuminating and intensely moving' - CN reviewer Andy Moreton on this collection of the First World War letters of Californian student Clifford Kimber, edited and narrated by Patrick Gregory & Elizabeth Nurser.
Read the full review here.
The centenary of an Allied air raid on the German city of Freiburg in October 1916 is marked with an article in the Badische Zeitung newspaper.
Six venues have been chosen to host the next displays of the touring poppy installations, Wave and Weeping Window, the UK's First World War Centenary arts programme, 14-18 NOW, has announced.
A remembrance service has been hosted by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Greece as part of a joint effort with the British Embassy in Athens to raise awareness of those lost in the Salonika campaign.
Rare drawings of the First World War at sea by brothers Esmond and Hal Atkinson will be displayed at an exhibition in Petone, New Zealand, from 3-23 November 2016.
Two British First World War soldiers whose identities remain unknown a century after they fell have been laid to rest on the former battlefields of Loos in Northern France.
America's WWI Centennial Commission and the Belgian Federal Government have signed an agreement to 'share experience, knowledge and technical means' ahead of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of US entry into the First World War.
Vigils were held in Virginia on 17 September 2016 in memory of the US state's soldiers who served in the Great War.
The start of the American Presidential election campaign 100 years ago features in the fifth anniversary Centennial Countdown posted by US blogger Dennis Cross, published on 30 September 2016.
The Canadian War Museum is among 60 institutions globally hosting the 2016 screening of The World Remembers' - a video project commemorating the dead of the Great War.
Marine archaeologists have discovered the last missing wreck from the Battle of Jutland, 100 years after the biggest naval clash of the First World War.
'The loss of the cruiser HMS Hampshire and Lord Kitchener on 5 June 1916 shocked the nation. The details and causes of the sinking have been shrouded by secrecy and censorship and contorted by rumour and hoaxes.Twelve authors with local knowledge have pooled their expertise to sort fact from fiction with an objective review of the many books, press cuttings and copious unpublished records now available.'
Read the full description here.
A centenary project in Lincolnshire has been awarded a £423,500 grant from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund for a project highlighting the county's role in pioneering First World War aviation.
New Zealand held a series of commemorations in France on 15 September 2016 to mark the centenary of the New Zealand Division joining the Battle of the Somme.
Booking is open for the London preview of a new exhibition paying tribute to doctors who administered anaesthetics and pain relief to the wounded at the Battle of the Somme.
100 years after the first tanks rolled into action, a replica First World War British tank took up positions in the heart of London for the September 15 Centenary.
British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith suffered a personal tragedy on 15 September 1916 when his eldest son, Raymond, was killed on the Somme.
Descendants of soldiers who took Britain's early tanks into battle gathered in London ahead of this week's centenary of the first ever-tank action during the Great War.
A multimedia exhibition marking the centennial of America's entry into the First World War opens at the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, in April next year.
Comprehensive lists of New Zealanders who opposed conscription in the Great War have been compiled for the first time, New Zealand Government historians have announced.
Prince Charles is to join New Zealanders in France next week for commemorations honouring those who fought at the Battle of the Somme a century ago.
'Between 1914 and 1918 New Zealand fought the bloodiest and most traumatic campaign in its military history. New Zealand’s Western Front Campaign challenges myths that exist about New Zealand’s effort and throws new light on aspects of the country’s overall involvement in the First World War.'
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