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Preserving the Past - the East Belfast & The Great War Project

East Belfast & The Great War, a First World War commemoration project, has just announced the first date in a series of ‘Military Antiques Roadshows’.

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London 'Battle Bus' leaves for Centenary Western Front tour

The B-type bus at the Step Short Arch Folkestone: on board are the Mayor of Folkestone, Councillor Alan North, and Damian Collins MP, Chairman of Step Short (Photo: Rebecca McCutcheon/Folkestone Town Council)

London Transport Museum's restored First World War bus has set off on a tour of the former battlefields of Flanders and France.

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Centenary update: remembering the Battle of the Aisne

International remembrance at the German military cemetery, Cerny-en-Laonnais (Photo: Paul Kendall)

Paul Kendall reports for Centenary News on events in France marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Aisne, where trench warfare started in September 1914.

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The Great War as recorded in the arts: an exhibition at London's Morley Gallery

A signed Gouache on Ivory by Norman May - Miniature portrait of Captain Reginald Tavenor Johnson, 5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment, killed in action October 13th 1915, aged 36 (Image courtesy of David Cohen Fine Art)

The Great War, as seen through both the fine and popular arts, is the theme of a Centenary exhibition which runs at the Morley Gallery in London until October 2nd 2014.

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Wilfred Owen poetry contest winners announced

First prize winner Alan Franks with poet Mike Longley at the awards ceremony in Winchester (Photo: Samuel Grey/Wilfred Owen Association)

The Wilfred Owen Association has announced the winners of its International Poetry Competition, held in memory of the First World War soldier and poet, Wilfred Owen.

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Pope Francis delivers Centenary warning against a new world war

Detail of the Italian Military Cemetery at Redipuglia (Image: Wikipedia/public domain)

Pope Francis has used a First World War Centenary pilgrimage to warn of the dangers of a third global conflict. 

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Imperial War Museum announces Centenary global touring exhibition

The Imperial War Museum is embarking on a new venture to display its First World War collection to a world audience.

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French Prime Minister leads Centenary tribute to the fallen of the Marne

Manuel Valls, speaking at the Marne Centenary (Video released by French Government)

The French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, has led commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of the Marne.

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100 years ago: Battle of the Aisne marks start of trench warfare

The Battle of the Aisne was fought 100 years ago as German troops pulled backed across northeastern France. 

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“From Flanders Fields” resurrects the writers of the trenches in New York

Flanders House New York and the Arts in the Armed Forces organised a commemorative arts event on August 4th 2014. Josef Goodman went to the performance, and has written this report for Centenary News

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The War in Small Town Canada - a report from Burlington, Ontario

The First Burlington Volunteers (Halton Rifles) taken 17 August 1914.

A lecture series for the Burlington Historical Society, in Ontario, Canada, looks back at the beginning of WWI. Centenary News writer Christopher J Harvie attended the opening of the series event - and sent this report.

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Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for August 2014

Screen image of Dennis Cross's August 1914 blog

The latest Centennial Countdown posting by the American First World War blogger Dennis Cross - covering August 1914.

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100 Years Ago Today: the start of the Battle of the Marne

French soliders in a ditich in 1914. Image from the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BNF)

The Battle of the Marne started  on September 5th 1914 with French and British forces launching a counterattack against the German army.

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Chateau recalls historic Anglo-French meeting before the Marne

The Chateau which hosted a historic meeting between the British and French military commanders, as the Battle of the Marne was getting under way, is specially open to the public for a weekend of Centenary remembrance.

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US First World War soldier poised for top bravery honour, almost 100 years on

Sergeant Henry Johnson in 1918, wearing his French Croix de Guerre (Wikipedia/public domain)

A black American soldier could finally be decorated with his country's highest bravery medal, almost a century after his heroic actions during the First World War.

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1914 Siege of Maubeuge to be commemorated with two days of events

A two-day programme of commemorations is planned in Maubeuge to mark the siege of the French town by German troops in 1914.

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New Zealand marks centenary of occupying Samoa

Remembrance service at Auckland Cenotaph (© Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira)

New Zealand has held commemorations to mark the occupation of Samoa at the start of the First World War.

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Kenya remembers start of East Africa campaign in 1914

Guard of honour from 3 Kenya Rifles at Voi Commonwealth Cemetery (Photo: www.guerrillasoftsavo.com)

The spread of the First World War to East Africa has been remembered with a series of Centenary events in Kenya.

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Searches of UK soldiers' First World War wills hit more than a million

Wills left by British soldiers killed in the First World War have been viewed more than a million times since being put online by the UK Government in August 2013.

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Royal Canadian Navy remembers launch of submarine service in 1914

CC1 in the Strait of Juan de Fuca between Canada and the United States (Photo: public domain)

The Royal Canadian Navy has marked 100 years of service in submarines which began within hours of Canada entering the First World War.

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Ministers lead tributes at laying of first Victoria Cross paving stones

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, speaking in East Grinstead, birthplace of Corporal Sidney Godley VC

Tributes have been paid to First World War holders of the Victoria Cross at ceremonies to mark the laying of the first commemorative paving stones in their honour.

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100 years ago: Battle of Tannenberg between Germany and Russia

Field Marshal Hindenburg (from 1914 commemorative wall plate)

Germany inflicted a humiliating defeat on Russia at the Battle of Tannenberg, fought between August 26th-30th 2014. 

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Reflections on remembrance in Mons, 100 years after the battle

St Symphorien Military Cemetery: Centenary remembrance service August 23rd 2014

Journalist Pat Sweet offers her personal view of two days of events remembering the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Mons.

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Former First World War enemies stand together in Mons to honour the fallen of 1914

British and German officers pay tribute at St. Symphorien Cemetery, watched by the Belgian Prime Minister, UK, Canadian, Irish and German envoys, and representatives from the town of Mons

The Belgian town of Mons has led a day of solemn tributes to all those who fell in the opening battle between the British and German Armies on August 23rd 1914.

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100 Years Ago Today: the Battle of Mons between British and German forces

Colin Godley, grandson of Private Sidney Godley VC, at today's Centenary commemorations at Nimy railway bridge

The Battle of Mons on August 23rd 1914 was the first action seen by the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

 

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August 23rd 2014: Belgian King visits Dinant on Centenary of First World War massacre

Collegiate Church of Notre Dame and Citadel, Dinant

King Philippe of the Belgians is attending commemorations in Dinant today for 674 civilians who were shot by the invading German Army 100 years ago.

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First clash between British and German troops in 1914 remembered near Mons

Commemorating their forebears at Mons: Charles Enderby and Ben Thomas

Commemorations have been held in Belgium on the Centenary of the first shots fired by the British Army in the First World War.

 

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Polish independence leader Jozéf Piłsudski honoured with Centenary statue in Kielce

(Photo: Andrzej Młynarczyk/ Kielce City Hall)

Jozéf Piłsudski, the political and military leader who championed Polish independence during the First World War, has been honoured with a statue in the city of Kielce.

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The Hidden World of the Great War: Photographer Jeff Gusky explores the Western Front's underground cities

© 2014 Jeffrey Gusky, All Rights Reserved

Centenary News volunteer writer Christopher J. Harvie is moved by haunting images of the Western Front underground captured by the American doctor and photographer, Jeff Gusky.

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Royal British Legion urges remembrance of every Commonwealth man and woman lost in First World War

Tyne Cot Cemetery: Inspiration for Every Man Remembered

The Royal British Legion is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with an online call for tributes to all UK and Commonwealth dead. 

 

Uploaded on 20th Aug 2014 | NEWS | Read More ▸ | Comment
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