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Centenary News looks ahead to new BBC drama following British soldiers in action on the Western Front
The BBC is dramatising three key moments for British troops fighting on the Western Front in a drama series starting in August 2014 as the UK marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.
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.
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.
The Conseil Général de la Somme in France is holding a photography competition as part of its First World War Centenary commemorations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia at 11am on Tuesday 28th July 1914.
Pope Francis has marked the Centenary of the First World War with an appeal for peace in current conflicts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A special compilation of films which would have entertained cinema-goers in 1914 has been produced by the British Film Institute National Archive.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A veteran military staff car has been made ready for display by Vauxhall during the UK's First World War Centenary commemorations.
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.
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.
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.
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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