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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. 

 

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Unknown Warriors: British nurse's wartime letters offer 'unflinching' view of the front line

Author Tim Luard reports on a newly republished book of wartime letters home written by his great-aunt, who served as a nurse on the Western Front. 

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Conference kicks off interest in commemorating America's role in World War One

WW1 musicians Benjamin Sear (singing) and Bradford Conner on piano perform at the event

Allison Finkelstein writes about a kickoff Centennial Trade Show and conference which brought together people interested in commemorating America's involvement in World War 1

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RUSI publishes Roll of Honour in memory of its members who fell during the Great War

The British think-tank RUSI, the Royal United Services Institute, is publishing a Roll of Honour in memory of its members who died during the First World War.

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100 Years Ago Today: Russia invades East Prussia, and is defeated at Battle of Stallupönen

Newspaper front page display from the new IWM First World War Galleries

The Battle of Stallupönen, fought between Russian and German armies on August 17th 1914, was the first battle of the First World War on the Eastern Front.

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Update on campaign, launched last week in UK, to remember role of Chinese Labour Corps

Latest campaign leaflet

The campaign organisers have issued a photo of their press launch - and details of their online petition. They launched their campaign on Thursday 14 August.

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Australian PM marks 100th anniversary of departure of Australian Force for German New Guinea

Photo of event released by Australian PM's office

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended a ceremony in Sydney on August 17th 2014 to mark 100 years since the departure of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (ANMEF) for German New Guinea, just north of Australia.

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Red dragon Welsh memorial unveiled in Langemark in Flanders

Update: Photo, taken on August 16th, and sent to Centenary News by the organisers of the memorial campaign

A monument to Welsh soldiers who died in the First World War in Flanders was unveiled on August 16th in Langemark in Belgium.

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Continuing a Tradition of Memory - the 93d Annual Warriors’ Day Parade, Toronto, Canada

A 1917 staff car in today's parade

The Warriors’ Day Parade in Toronto, Canada, this year commemorated the start of the First World War. Centenary News writer Christopher Harvie attended the parade, and has sent this report on today's event.

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100 Years Ago Today: Germans capture Liège fortresses; and Austro-Hungarian troops move further into Serbia

Belgian soliders in August 1914 near Liège

100 years ago today, on August 16th 1914, German forces capture the last of the fortresses at Liège; and 200,000 Austro-Hungarian troops move further into Serbia, where they encountered strong resistance.

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Campaign launches today in UK to remember role of Chinese Labour Corps in First World War

Ensuring We Remember campaign poster

A campaign is being launched today by eight major Chinese organisations in the UK for a memorial to be built to remember the 96,000 Chinese workers who came to Britain's assistance during the First World War.

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A calendar of upcoming academic events in the United States about the Great War

The National WWI Museum Kansas City

Centenary News writer Dr Jillian Davidson has compiled a summary of recent and upcoming academic centennial events in the United States.

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Western Front Association day of Centenary commemorations in France for the BEF

Remembering the BEF in Arras today: Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery & Arras Flying Services Memorial (Photo: Joanna Legg)

The Western Front Association is holding a series of events in France today to mark the first arrivals of British troops 100 years ago.

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Book Review - The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin who Brought the World to War, by Tim Butcher

Centenary News Review: "The Trigger is an intelligent, well-written, but above all, fresh account of Gavrilo Princip, and the assassination. It’s highly enjoyable to read, and provides fascinating new insights into a one hundred year old story."

To read to full review, click here.

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The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry commemorate their formation

Centenary News volunteer writer Christopher J Harvie, who lives in Ontario, Canada, reports on how the The Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry was formed 100 years ago this month.

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Touring exhibition pays tribute to the First World War role of Britain's railways

The Khaki Chums open the British rail industry's First World War tribute at Waterloo Station, London (Photo: © Network Rail)

The story of the vital role played by Britain’s railways in moving troops to the Front at the start of the First World is being told in an exhibition which will tour major UK stations.

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Battle of the Aisne Centenary to be marked with two days of commemorations in September 2014

The Loyal North Lancashire Memorial, a focus for Centenary remembrance on the Aisne battlefield (Photo: © Paul Kendall)

Thousands of soldiers killed at the Battle of the Aisne, where trench warfare started in 1914, are to be remembered at a special Centenary event in France.

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More than 500 UK First World War projects funded by Heritage Lottery Fund

British 55th Division gas casualties April 10th 1918 - part of the Blinded by War project (Photo: ©IWM Q11586)

As the centenary gets under way, The Heritage Lottery Fund has revealed that it has supported more than 500 projects across the UK exploring stories from the First World War.

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Tahiti remembers the First World War in the Pacific

Papeete, capital of French Polynesia, from the air. German warships bombarded the town in 1914 (Image: Wikimedia/public domain)

Commemorations are taking place in French Polynesia today to mark the Centenary of general mobilisation for the First World War.

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Western Front Association remembers first British troops sent to France in 1914

WFA Trustee Richard Hughes reads a prayer in memory of the British Expeditionary Force

The Western Front Association has begun four days of commemorations marking the Centenary of the first British troops leaving for France in 1914.

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