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Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry returns to Craiglockhart in Centenary musical performance

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.

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'We will remember them' - UK announces themes for Centenary commemorations on August 4 2014

UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid at St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Mons (Photo: UK Government)

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. 

 

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Centenary conference in Ottawa explores Canadian literature of 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.

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Historic Vauxhall staff car on show for the First World War Centenary

Vauxhall's D-Type Staff Car at The Cloth Hall, Ypres, earlier in 2014 (© GM Company)

A veteran military staff car has been made ready for display by Vauxhall during the UK's First World War Centenary commemorations.

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Battle of Fromelles Museum opens with tribute to Australia's Western Front sacrifice

The Battle of Fromelles Museum in northern France, seen from Pheasant Wood Cemetery

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.

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Punch magazine digital archive will help researchers study First World War

The Triumph of Culture. Courtesy of Punch

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. 

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Keeping Post: The Post Office during the First World War

Post Office recruitment poster. Courtesy of Post Office Heritage Museum.

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.

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Prince William and David Cameron open Imperial War Museum's new First World War Galleries

The Duke of Cambridge and David Cameron with Director-General Diane Lees in the IWM's redesigned Atrium (©IWM)

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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The IWM First World War Galleries – Centenary News attends official opening event

Centenary News attends the official opening of the Imperial War Museum’s new galleries on Wednesday 16th July – an event marked by speeches and interviews in the new IWM atrium.

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Press and media invited today to see the £40 million pound refurbishment at London’s Imperial War Museum

Artists impression of new galleries

The press and media, including Centenary News, are being invited today to see the £40 million pound refurbishment at London’s Imperial War Museum (IWM).

 

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Planes moved across England for RAF Museum's new 'First World War in the Air' exhibition

Photo: ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

Three iconic aircraft have been moved to the Royal Air Force Museum's Cosford site for a new exhibition about the use of air power in the First World War. 

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First World War veteran 'dazzles' London for the Centenary

A strikingly modern version of the dazzle camouflage used at sea in the First World War can now be seen on the River Thames in the heart of London.

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International Bastille Day Parade in Paris marks First World War Centenary

Archive photo of Bastille Day Parade (2007). Copyright Marie-Lan Nguyen (Wikipedia)

France's major commemorations of the First World War Centenary start in earnest today (14th July 2014) at the Bastille Day parade in Paris.

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Student winners of Canadian War Museum awards praised for 'impressive understanding' of First World War

Vimy Ridge: the statue of Canada Bereft at the Canadian National Memorial

The Canadian War Museum has announced the winners of an annual education award which in 2014 was devoted to the theme of Canada and the First World War.

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Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry launches on new computer app

The First World War poems of Wilfred Owen, including Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est, are explored on a newly launched computer app.

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300,000 Commonwealth war grave records put online for First World War Centenary

A Graves Concentration Unit searching for remains of the fallen in 1919, photographed by Corporal Ivan Bawtree (© Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched new online resources to make it easier to locate and visit memorials of relatives killed in the First World War.

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14-18 NOW release their plan for lights to go out across the UK on August 4th

The 14-18 NOW organisation, the official cultural programme for the UK's First World War Centenary Commemorations, has announced details of plans for lights to go out around the UK on August 4th 2014.

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National Maritime Museum: 'Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea'

From left to right: Distinguished Service Medal 1914-1936, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal 1914-18, Victory Medal 1914-18, Long Service and Good Conduct Medal, Royal Navy 1910-1930, © National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum in London is marking the Centenary of the First World War with a new exhibition which highlights the war at sea.

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Centenary News in Brief: 5th - 11th July 2014

Centenary News in Brief this week includes: The Duchess of Cornwall supports protection of war graves; First World War veterans of the Guinea campaign have been honoured in Sydney; a music based Centenary project launches in the UK; and the most senior nurse on the Western Front is honoured.

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Serbian Defence Secretary opens Centenary exhibition in Belgrade

The Serbian Minister of Defence at the opening of the 'Serbia and the Great War' exhibition

The Serbian Secretary of State for Defence, Zoran Djordjevic, has opened a new exhibition in Belgrade to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

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Australian 'Sacred Soil' project seeks to engage young people

The Sacred Soil project in Australia is proposing to send students to the battlefields of the Western Front and to Gallipoli to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

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Ban Ki-moon reflects on the "pain and futility" of the First World War at UN commemorative event

The Secretary-General of the United Nations has reflected on the impact the First World War had on the twentieth century and the importance of diplomacy in the twenty first century.

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Tour de France commemorates First World War

The Tour de France is commemorating the Centenary of the First World War by following a route which includes some of the key battlefields from the conflict.

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German Parliament marks First World War Centenary

Germany's Parliament, the Bundestag, has held a special session to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

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UK and German Parliamentarians sing Centenary Concert at Westminster Hall

The Choirs of the British and German Parliaments have sung together in London to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

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Lecture: 'Belgian Neutrality and the British Decision for War'

As part of the 'Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary' lecture series, Terry Boardman considers the implications of the German invasion of Belgium and its impact on the British decision for war.

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Senior Chinese diplomat's visit to France to end First World War "oblivion"

Chinese Labour Corps graves at St. Étienne-au-Mont Cemetery near Boulogne, France

The South China Morning Post reports that a senior Chinese diplomat will travel to France to attend a First World War commemorative event.

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South Africa's Deputy President marks 98th anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood

The South Africa National Memorial at Delville Wood

South Africa's Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has commemorated the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Delville Wood.

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Centennial Countdown to the Great War: June 1914

A monthly blog by Dennis Cross documents events taking place 100 years ago.

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Author Paul O'Prey speaks to Centenary News about his new First World War poetry anthology

Centenary News' Books Editor, Eleanor Baggley, speaks to Paul O'Prey about his recent publication, First World War Poems from the Front.

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