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'Gallipoli: from the Depths to the Trenches' - exhibition in Istanbul

A postcard used to raise donations for Ottoman soldiers (Photo: courtesy of Isbank Museum)

An exhibition marking the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, curated by Turkish documentary maker Savaş Karakaş, runs at the Isbank Museum, Istanbul, until August 15th 2015.

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Gallipoli Centenary draws record Anzac Day crowds

The Anzac Day Dawn Service at Hyde Park Corner, London (Photo: Centenary News)

Tributes have been paid in Turkey and around the world to all those who fought in the Gallipoli campaign 100 years ago.

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100 Years Ago Today: Allied troops land at Gallipoli

Artillery limbers being off-loaded at 'W' Beach (Lancashire Landing), Cape Helles (© IWM Q 13653)

One of the most controversial campaigns of the First World War began on April 25th 1915, when the Allied powers invaded the Gallipoli peninsula with the aim of knocking Turkey out of the war.

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Series of memorial events in Gallipoli this afternoon to mark centenary of conflict

Members of the British royal family at Gallipoli events © Crown copyright 2013

There have been two main events during the afternoon of Friday April 24th 2015 – one at the principal Turkish memorial at Canakkale and one at the Commonwealth Cape Helles Memorial.

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Gallipoli Centenary: summary of major events today & tomorrow

The Cape Helles Memorial: focus for today's Commonwealth & Ireland remembrance on the Gallipoli peninsula (Photo: courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

A Centenary News overview of major national and international events taking place today (April 24th 2015) and tomorrow (Anzac Day) to mark the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli.

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Commemoration event marks anniversary of mass killings of Armenians

The Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan - who spoke at today's event (Offical photo released by Armenian government).

The event has been held in the Armenian capital Yerevan. The Armenians describe the killings as genocide. The Turkish government rejects the use of the term.

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“If I should die think only this of me": the death of Rupert Brooke

The English poet Rupert Brooke died on April 23rd 1915 en route to Gallipoli. Peter Biles has written this feature about his death for Centenary News. His grandfather, Harry Biles, was part of the group that went ashore to bury Brooke.

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Rupert Brooke exhibition opens in Skyros, Greece

(Image courtesy of the British Embassy Athens)

'Rupert Brooke on Skyros: and Aegean corner of a foreign field' has opened on the Greek island of Skyros to commemorate the anniversary of the poet's death in 1915. 

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100 Years Ago Today: the death of the English poet Rupert Brooke

Grave of Rupert Brooke on the Greek island of Skyros (Image: Public Domain Wikipedia)

The British poet died on his way to Gallipoli 100 years ago today on April 23rd 1915. The poet is well known in the UK – mainly for his sonnet ‘The Solider’.

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Centenary News update: Gas attack at Ypres remembered

The 'Brooding Soldier' monument at Vancouver Corner, St-Juliaan, was among the settings for the tributes remembering the Second Battle of Ypres in 1915 (Photo: courtesy of Stad Ieper/Tijl Capoen)

The first use of deadly chemicals in the First World War was remembered at ceremonies in Belgium on April 22nd 2015 marking the centenary of the start of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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Ypres: Queen pays tribute to Canadian troops who fought at Ypres

(Image: Wikipedia Commons ©)

Queen Elizabeth and other Royal Family members join relatives of veterans and current servicemen to honour Canadian troops on anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.

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100 Years Ago Today: First lethal gas attack at Ypres

The 'Brooding Soldier' monument at St-Juliaan, remembering Canadian soldiers attacked with gas near Ypres in 1915, will be a focus for today's remembrance events (Photo: © Milo-profi, courtesy of Visitflanders)

Germany launched its only Western Front offensive of 1915 at Ypres on April 22nd, extensively using deadly chemicals for the first time.  

 

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Gallipoli: Veterans' relations travel to Turkey for Centenary tribute

Lieutenant Commander Martin Nasmith VC, aboard the British submarine E11: his son, Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith, is among the descendants of Gallipoli veterans travelling to Turkey for the Centenary (Photo: courtesy of Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith)

Fifteen descendants of veterans who took part in the Gallipoli campaign are travelling to Turkey this week to attend the  commemorations marking the centenary of the Allied landings in 1915.

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Sea of Crosses to be erected in cities across New Zealand for Anzac Day

Image courtesy of Fields of Remembrance Trust

The Fields of Remembrance Trust is helping to create memorials in towns and cities across New Zealand. 

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Irish in Gallipoli website launch: understanding the Irish story

Century Ireland, a project led by RTÉ and Boston College, is launching a companion website dedicated to telling the story of the Irish in Gallipoli.

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War memorial park opening launches Wellington's centenary Anzac Week

Guests at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park following the dedication of the Australian Memorial (Photo: courtesy of New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage-Manatū Taonga)

New Zealand has opened its new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, launching a week of commemorations in the run-up to the Gallipoli centenary on April 25th 2015.

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Gallipoli: Historian's quest for a Newfoundland soldier continues

(Photo: courtesy of Massey University)

A New Zealand historian is asking for the public's help in identifying a Newfoundland soldier in the run up to the Gallipoli anniversary.

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European Parliament urges Turkey to recognise 1915 Armenian 'genocide'

Armenian wreaths at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, April 18th 2015

The European Parliament has entered the latest diplomatic row over the mass killings of Armenians during the First World War, calling on Turkey to recognise them as genocide.

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Six British First World War soldiers reburied in Belgium

The ceremony at Prowse Point Military Cemetery, near Ploegsteert (Photo: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

Six British soldiers who died in the opening weeks of the First World War have been reburied with full military honours in Belgium

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Turkish school project connects children with ANZAC families

Some of the students from TED Mersin College with the letters and drawing they have created for the project. Courtesy of TED Mersin College.

The school project, 'Two Trenches, One Letter', aims to educate students about the Gallipoli campaign and to promote the understanding of shared sacrifice between Turkish and Anzac families.

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Royal Air Force Museum receives £2.5 million grant to fund centenary programme

Image: RAF Museum, ©Trustees of the Royal Air Force Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum has been awarded a £2.5 million grant to support its programme of centenary events.

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Gallipoli Centenary: Remembrance at Edinburgh Castle, April 25

The Scottish National War Memorial at Edinburgh Castle (Photo: courtesy of SNWM)

The forces charity, Legion Scotland, will host commemorations at Edinburgh Castle on April 25th 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli.

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Public lecture to take place in Brussels on sinking of Lusitania – titled ‘A Century of Deceit and Denial’

The lecture is taking place on May 7th 2015 – 100 years after the sinking of the liner. It is part of a series of lectures being organised to mark the Centenary of the First World War. 

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Vatican in row with Turkey over Pope's Armenia 'genocide' comments

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan (centre, behind kneeler) and clergy attended a Centenary Mass for Armenia at St. Peter's in Rome on April 12. Afterwards, President Sargsyan had a private meeting with Pope Francis (Photo: President of the Republic of Armenia's Office)

Pope Francis has sparked a diplomatic row with Turkey by describing the mass killings of Armenians during the First World War as 'genocide.'

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Royal Navy submarine exhibition explores submarine warfare of WW1

'Royal Navy Submarine HMS E9' (© IWM Q74846)

'First In, Last Out' will run from April 2015 until January 1916 at The Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport, England.

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India's Prime Minister pays tribute at Neuve Chapelle Memorial

Narendra Modi reflects on the First World War at Neuve Chapelle (Photo: courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, saluted the sacrifice of India's First World War soldiers during a visit to Neuve Chapelle in France on April 11th 2015. 

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Namibia explores impact of colonial South-West Africa campaign

Dr Jeremy Silvester (Project Development Manager, Museums Association of Namibia - MAN); Marianne Young (UK High Commissioner); & Aaron Nambadi (Chairperson, MAN) shake hands on the Centenary exhibition funding

Museums in Namibia are developing an education project with UK funding to highlight how the First World War shaped the country's history.

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Six British First World War soldiers to be reburied in Belgium

Prowse Point cemetery near Ploegsteert (Photo: Centenary News)

Six British soldiers, killed in action in October 1914, are to be reburied at Prowse Point military cemetery in Belgium on April 16th 2015.

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Centenary Update: Irish President leads Lusitania tributes on May 7

The Lusitania Peace Memorial in Cobh: wreaths will be laid here by President Michael D. Higgins, together with the British, German and US ambassadors (Photo: courtesy of Visitcobh/Lusitania100Cork)

Full details have been announced of commemorations taking place in Ireland in May 2015 to mark the centenary of the British ocean liner, Lusitania, being sunk by a German submarine.

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New Orkney memorial to honour Lord Kitchener and men lost on HMS Hampshire

The Kitchener Memorial tower in Birsay, Orkney was erected in 1926. (Photo courtesy of Kitchener Memorial Project)

The Orkney Heritage Society is leading a fundraising project to restore and add to a memorial on the Island of Birsay commemorating those lost on HMS Hampshire in June 1916.

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