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Lincolnshire WW1 aviation project ready for take-off with UK lottery grant

Visual of the proposed Great War exhibition in the Dambusters Hangar at RAF Scampton. Opening in 2018, it will depict an airfield with tents, planes, workshop, engines and a large cinema screen for presentations and background filming (Image: Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire)

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.

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Somme Centenary events in France honour New Zealand's Fallen

Prince Charles, wearing the ceremonial uniform of Field Marshal of the New Zealand Army, addresses the national service of remembrance at Caterpillar Valley Commonwealth Cemetery, Longueval (Photo © CWGC/A. Baye)

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.

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'The Price of a Mile' - exhibition honouring Somme doctors

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.

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WW1 Tank Centenary - Tank display marks historic 1916 attack

The Tank Museum's model of a Mark IV British tank in Trafalgar Square (Photo: Centenary News)

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.

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100 Years Ago: UK Prime Minister's son killed in action

Lieutenant Raymond Asquith is buried at Guillemont Road Commonwealth Cemetery (Photo: Centenary News)

British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith suffered a personal tragedy on 15 September 1916 when his eldest son, Raymond, was killed on the Somme.

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Families of tank pioneers mark WW1 Tank Centenary

First World War tank crewmen's relatives at the Honourable Artillery Company in London with historian John Taylor (centre, in white shirt) and Philippe Gorczynski (first right), who discovered the remains of a buried British tank near Cambrai (Photo: Centenary News)

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.

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'North Carolina & World War I' - US Centennial exhibition in 2017

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.

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'Conscientious objection & dissent' - New Zealand First World War study

A 1918 cartoon targeting conscientious objectors: The Camp Smiler: Featherston (Featherston: M.E. Langmuir, 1918)

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.

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Somme Centenary - New Zealand remembers at Longueval Sept 15

New Zealand soldiers in Switch Trench shortly after its capture in the Battle of Flers-Courcelette, part of the 1916 Somme offensive (Image courtesy of New Zealand National Army Museum - 2007.549)

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.

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New Zealand's Western Front Campaign - a 'fresh perspective' , by Ian McGibbon

Publisher's Description:

'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.'

Read the full description here.

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WW1 minesweeping trawler wreck protected

A diver at the stern of the 'Arfon' - the site has been protected by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Photo © Swanage Boat Charters Ltd)

The  'exceptionally well-preserved' wreck of a trawler fitted out by the British Navy as a minesweeper during the First World War has been given special protection by the UK Government.

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100 Years Ago Today: First German airship shot down over UK

The memorial in Cuffley marking William Leefe Robinson's attack on airship SL11 in the skies above Hertfordshire (Photo: Centenary News)

William Leefe Robinson became the first British pilot to shoot down a German airship over England in the early hours of September 3rd 1916.

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100 Years Ago: Hindenburg & Ludendorff take over in German high command reshuffle

Kaiser Wilhelm II (centre) studying operational maps with Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (left) and General Erich Ludendorff (Photo © IWM Q 23746)

Field Marshal Hindenburg and General Ludendorff took over command of the German Army on August 29th 1916, dominating Germany's military leadership for the rest of the First World War.

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100 Years Ago Today: Romania enters First World War

King Ferdinand I and Queen Marie of Romania awarding decorations to Romanian soldiers (Photo © IWM Q 77084)

Romanian troops attacked Transylvania on August 27th 1916, opening a new front against Austria-Hungary in the Balkans.

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Centenary Book Review - Forest of the Hanged, by Liviu Rebreanu

For the centenary of Romania's entry into the Great War, CN contributor William Illsley reviews Liviu Rebreanu's classic 1922 novel set during the Romanian campaign.

Read the review here.


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'Understanding the Great War' - education resource launched in US

The United States WWI Centennial Commission and America’s National World War I Museum & Memorial have teamed up to create a new online teaching resource aimed at increasing awareness of the Great War.

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'Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict' - Call for community-led projects

An Indian soldier exchanging coins with a man of the Greek Labour Corps at Salonika (Photo © IWM Q 13716)

Researchers based at King's College London are offering an opportunity to showcase community-led projects focussing on the colonial or dominion contribution to the First World War.

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British WW1 warship HMS Falmouth 'recreated' on centenary of sinking

The 3D scan of HMS Falmouth by Historic England's imaging team superimposed on a seabed survey of the wreck (Image © Historic England)

A Royal Navy cruiser torpedoed in August 1916 has been visualised as a 3D model in her last resting place beneath the waters of the North Sea.

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Surviving HMS Falmouth naval boat to be restored at Portsmouth

'Armed Steam Cutter 26' - carried by HMS Falmouth at the Battle of Jutland - on a hoist at Boathouse 4, Portsmouth (Photo: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard)

A ship's boat from the British cruiser HMS Falmouth, torpedoed in the North Sea in August 1916, has arrived at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for restoration.

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Zeppelin crash centenary to be marked in UK village

The forced-landing of a German Zeppelin near the village of Little Wigorough in eastern England 100 years ago will be marked with a programme of events in September 2016.

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'Light in the Darkest Hour' - Somme Centenary tribute at Shorncliffe

Lanterns were placed on more than 400 First World War graves at Shorncliffe Military Ceremony, near Folkestone in Kent, on August 6th 2016 (Photo: Dr Stephen Summerfield)

Hundreds of lanterns have been lit on First World War soldiers' graves at Shorncliffe Military Cemetery in the UK as part of commemorations marking the 141 days of the Battle of the Somme.

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'100 Cities' campaign to restore US war memorials for 2017 Centennial

(Image: US World War I Centennial Commission)

The US Centennial Commission and Chicago’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library have launched a new initiative ahead of next year’s centennial commemorations to restore old World War I monuments.

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An American on the Western Front: The First World War Letters of Arthur Clifford Kimber, 1917-18, by Patrick Gregory & Elizabeth Nurser

Publisher's Description:

'This is the remarkable story of the American First World War serviceman Arthur Clifford Kimber. When his country entered the Great War in 1917, Kimber left Stanford University to carry the first official American flag to the Western Front. His letters home - published here for the first time - give a vivid picture of what Kimber witnessed.'

Read the full description here.

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UK protects German U-boat wreck in the Channel

Side scan sonar survey of submarine U-8, showing conning tower, radio masts and periscope (Image © Historic England)

The wreck site of a German submarine sunk off the Kent coast during the First World War has been given protected status by the British Government.

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Battle of Chemin des Dames Centenary 2017 - Aisne call for projects

General Charles Mangin, ally of General Robert Nivelle, joined the French Army chief in losing his command after the failure of the 'Nivelle Offensive' on the Aisne. This memorial is in Verdun, where the two men led the successful French counter-attacks in late 1916 (Photo Centenary News)

Centenary News looks ahead to a significant French anniversary, as the Aisne region prepares for commemorations marking the Battle of the Chemin des Dames, also known as the Nivelle Offensive and the Second Battle of the Aisne.

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Centenary tribute to British seafarer executed in 1916

The Master of the Honourable Company of Master Mariners, Captain Flavian D’Souza (right), laid a wreath at Captain Charles Fryatt's memorial in London on July 27. He was accompanied by the Clerk of the Company, Commodore Angus Menzies (Photo: Centenary News)

A century after his execution for attempting to ram a German U-boat, tributes have been paid to the North Sea ferry captain, Charles Fryatt.

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Three unknown soldiers buried as Australia marks Pozières Centenary

The burial service for three Australian soldiers at Pozières British Cemetery (Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Australia has remembered its first action on the Somme with commemorations on July 23rd marking the Battle of Pozières in the summer of 1916.

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Australia honours the Fallen at Fromelles

The centenary remembrance service at Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery on July 19 (Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Australia is holding commemorations in Northern France marking the first major battles fought by its forces on the Western Front a century ago.

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'India Remembers' - campaign to highlight Indian sacrifice since 1914

Memorial to Indian forces who fell in Flanders, unveiled next to the Menin Gate, Ypres, in 2011. 'India Remembers' suggests the marigold should join the poppy as a new symbol of Indian remembrance (Photo: Centenary News)

A campaign 'to transform the culture of remembrance' in India has been launched in Delhi on the centenary of a noted Indian cavalry charge during the Battle of the Somme.

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Somme Centenary: Memorial honouring all South Africans unveiled at Delville Wood

President Zuma speaking at the South African National Memorial in the Somme (Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

President Jacob Zuma inaugurated a new memorial at Delville Wood on July 12th 2016 honouring South Africans of all races who fought in the First and Second World Wars.

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