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Cambrai tank veteran 'Deborah' keeps vigil in new home

The Mark IV tank, discovered by local historian Philippe Gorczynski after lying buried for decades, sits at the heart of the new Cambrai Tank Museum 1917 in France (Photo: Nord Tourisme)

A first glimpse of the Battle of Cambrai veteran Deborah in her final resting place, 100 years after she fought in the first mass tank attack.

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Cambrai Centenary - tank tribute at London's Cenotaph

A replica First World War tank stood guard in Whitehall for Battle of Cambrai Centenary commemorations on November 19 (Photo: Centenary News)

Soldiers and veterans of Britain's Royal Tank Regiment paraded before a replica Mark IV tank at the Cenotaph in tribute to their predecessors who fought at the Battle of Cambrai 100 years ago.

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Battle of Cambrai Centenary events get under way

Councillor Winston Michael, Mayor of Ashford, lays his wreath at the town's tank memorial on November 17 (Photo: Centenary News)

A surviving Great War tank has been the focus for a remembrance service in the UK town of Ashford, as Cambrai Centenary commemorations start in Britain and France this weekend.

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The Battle of Cambrai - told by The Tank Museum

Britain's Tank Museum is releasing a documentary ahead of the Battle of Cambrai Centenary on November 20, telling the story of the first mass tank attack in history.

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Armistice Centenary - France to invite world leaders

Leaders of the countries involved in the First World War will be invited to Paris for the November 2018 Centenary of the Armistice, President Macron says.

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US digs in for start of 'long overdue' WW1 National Memorial in Washington

Soil from the Meuse-Argonne battlefields of France, where 26,000 US soldiers fell in 1918, is turned to mark start of work on the National WWI Memorial in Pershing Park, Washington DC (Photo courtesy of United States World War I Centennial Commission)

The new US National World War I Memorial has taken a significant step forward, with a ground-breaking ceremony to get the project under way in the nation's capital.

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Zeebrugge Raid Centenary 2018 - Call for Papers

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is inviting papers for an April 2018 conference marking the centenary of Britain's attempt to seal off German U-boat bases on the Belgian coast.

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100 Years Ago: Battle of Passchendaele ends

Australian troops walking along duckboards through the remains of Chateau Wood, October 1917 - one of the best known images of the Great War, taken by the Australian photographer Frank Hurley (Photo © IWM E(AUS) 1220)

Canadian troops completed the capture of Passchendaele on 10 November 1917, ending the Allied offensive in Flanders known also as the Third Battle of Ypres.

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CWGC launches new charity 'bridging generation gap' in remembrance

Scarlett Watkins and Andrew Williams, who took part in CWGC's new internship scheme in the summer, at the Merchant Navy Memorial, London, for the launch of the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (Photo: Centenary News)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is embarking on a new venture, encouraging young people to take forward remembrance of the dead of both world wars.

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Remembering cricketer Colin Blythe - Killed in Flanders 100 years ago

The Kent & England bowler, Colin Blythe, who fell on 8 November 1917 in the last hours of the Battle of Passchendaele (Photo courtesy of Kent County Cricket Club)

CN contributor Andy Moreton pays tribute to the champion cricketer, Colin Blythe, on the centenary of his death in the Great War.

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100 Years Ago: Bolsheviks seize power in the Russian Revolution

Statue of Lenin, founder of the Soviet state, in St Petersburg. Russia's former capital bore the name Leningrad from 1924 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 (Photo: Centenary News)

On the Centenary of the Bolshevik coup, Patrick Gregory looks back at the turmoil which propelled Lenin's revolutionaries to power in Russia during the First World War.

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Article: 'There was nothing inevitable about the Bolshevik revolution'

The Russian uprising of November 1917 could have been short-lived, like so many other failed revolutions of that era, Simon Sebag Montefiore writes in The New York Times.

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'Hold High The Torch' - CWGC global remembrance event, November 11

Photos can be shared on November 11, using CWGC's new 'Hold High The Torch' app (Image courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission invites people to take part in a global remembrance event on Armistice Day, using digital technology to create 'a wave of light from Sydney to London.'

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Armistice Centenary - Australia pledges $7.5m for local projects

The 'Cobbers' memorial in Northern France to Australians who fell at the Battle of Fromelles in 1916 (Photo: Centenary News)

Applications open on 11 November 2017 for a $7.5 million Australian community grants programme to mark the 2018 Centenary of the First World War Armistice.

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100 Years Ago: The Balfour Declaration

The text of the Balfour Declaration (Image: Wikipedia/Public Domain)

Britain pledged its support for the establishment of a 'national home for the Jewish people' in Palestine, in a letter written by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on 2 November 1917.

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Article: 'The Contested Centenary' - Britain's Balfour Declaration

The centenary of the British Government's First World War promise to 'establish a Jewish national home' in Palestine is being 'revisited with passion and anger', an article in The Guardian says.

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100 Years Ago: Battle of Beersheba opens Allied way to Palestine

The Imperial Camel Corps Brigade outside Beersheba, 1 November 1917 (Photo © IWM Q 13159)

Allied fortunes in the Sinai campaign turned following the arrival of a new commander, and victory at Beersheba on 31 October 1917, writes Major Paul Knight.

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US Centennial article: 'Perpetuating the French-American legacy'

Monuments to General John Pershing and the Marquis de Lafayette have been rededicated in Versailles, 80 years after they were first conceived as a Great War tribute (Photo: US World War I Centennial Commission)

WWI Centennial Commissioner Monique Seefried highlights the involvement of many young people at a ceremony in France commemorating the historical bonds with the US.

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First World War Italian campaign photos discovered in Australia

An artillery unit, from the collection of WW1 photos that has come to light in Perth, Western Australia

Centenary News reader Vick Kristoff tells us about his discovery of hundreds of glass photographic negatives revealing scenes from the Italian front in the Great War.

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100 Years Ago - Italy defeated at Battle of Caporetto

Italian prisoners surrounded by Germans soldiers in a trench, November 1917 (Photo © IWM Q 86143)

The Central Powers launched an offensive against Italy on 24 October 1917, achieving a significant breathrough after more than two years of fighting on the Isonzo river.

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'Beyond the Battlefields' - Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War

Children in front of a puppet theatre on Hindenburg's Birthday (Photo © Estate of Käthe Buchler - Museum für Photographie Braunschweig/Deposit Stadtarchiv Braunschweig)

The work of a German photographer who focussed her camera on the home front is being displayed for the first time outside Germany, at twin UK exhibitions in Birmingham.

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Looking ahead to 2018 - Final venues for Tower Poppies named

Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent and IWM North - among chosen locations for the 2018 poppy displays. 'Wave' and 'Weeping Window' will join Imperial War Museums' permanent collections at the close of the WW1 Centenary (Photo: Centenary News)

Six cities are to host the Tower of London Poppies in 2018, the last year of their UK tour marking the First World War Centenary.

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'Making a New World' - 2018 Centenary events coming up at IWM

William Orpen's 1918 painting 'Harvest' will feature at the Imperial War Museum, London, in next year's exhibition,'Generation Hope: Life after the First World War' (Image © IWM ART 4663)

As well as displaying the Tower of London Poppies, Imperial War Museums announce they will also hold a programme of special events in 2018 to mark the end of the First World War Centenary.

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'Away from the Western Front' seeks musical recruits for new WW1 song

Recruiting and training in the West Indies - a troop inspection prior to departure, Kingston, Jamaica, January 1916 (© IWM Q 52423)

A newly-composed song, reflecting the bitterness felt by West Indian troops at the end of the Great War, is being added to the familiar repertoire, with an invitation to perform it. 

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Candles light Tyne Cot in memory of Passchendaele

Large candles were placed on the illuminated Cross of Sacrifice during 'Silent City Meets Living City' at Tyne Cot, while smaller candles lit the headstones (Photo © Wilfried Manhaeve)

More than 7,000 people have taken part in a candle-lit evening of reflection at Tyne Cot Cemetery, remembering soldiers killed at the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago.

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New Zealand commemorates its 'darkest day' at Passchendaele

New Zealand's National Commemorative Service at Tyne Cot Cemetery on October 12 (Photo courtesy of New Zealand Defence Force)

New Zealanders gathered in Belgium this week to pay tribute to their soldiers who fell at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

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Centenary conference to explore legacy of Mata Hari

Mata Hari as a dancer in Paris, 1905 - P. Boyer (Photo: Museum of Friesland Collection, Leeuwarden)

100 years after Mata Hari's execution for spying, experts reassess her notoriety at an international symposium taking place at City, University of London on October 28.

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US Mint unveils design for WWI Centennial coin

General Mark Milley (right), Chief of Staff of the US Army, and re-enactor David Shuey (left) with images of the US Centennial Silver Dollar (Photo: US World War I Centennial Commission)

The US Mint has unveiled the winning design for a Silver Dollar commemorating 4.7 million Americans who served in the First World War.

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Call to sow 'Ribbon of Poppies' for 2018

Hundreds of pledges have been received in support of a call to sow swathes of poppies for the final year of the First World War Centenary.

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Australia pledges new Menin Gate Lions for Ypres

The original pair of stone lions, loaned by the Australian War Memorial, resumed temporary guard at the Menin Gate for the 2017 Passchendaele Centenary (Photo courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Replicas of the historic Menin Gate Lions will be presented as a First World War Centenary gift to Ieper (Ypres), the Australian Government announces.

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