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Gallipoli Centenary: Wellington's Anzac Week events unveiled

A road has been sunk underground to make way for Wellington's new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, opening at the start of Anzac Week. This picture shows guests watching the last of 273 poppy emblems being installed in the 'Arras Tunnel' in September 2014 (Photo: courtesy of New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage-Manatū Taonga)

New Zealand has announced plans for an 'historic' week of Anzac commemorations in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, starting on April 18th 2015.

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Italy: Photo display captures sites of the Alpine war

An exhibition of photos focussing on landmarks of the Alpine war between Italy and Austria-Hungary can be seen at the Italian War History Museum in Rovereto until April 19th 2015.

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Blog chronicling 100 New Zealand World War One memorials

Helen Vail has visited 100 of New Zealand's WWI memorials and collected information and stories of the men and women who gave their lives. She shares these accounts on her blog.  

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Appeal finds family of Royal Navy's first Great War Victoria Cross winner

Erica Findlay, granddaughter of Commander Henry Ritchie VC, at the Scotland Office in Edinburgh with the Advocate General, Lord Wallace (Photo: courtesy of the Scotland Office/UK Government)

A public appeal in the UK has successfully traced descendants of the first member of the Royal Navy to receive the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

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First World War heavy guns displayed at the Australian War Memorial

Taking up positions at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra: a German 15cm Kanone 16 is craned into place with a 9.2inch howitzer (Photo: courtesy of the Australian War Memorial/Steve Burton)

Two rare surviving examples of First World War artillery have gone on display outside the Australian War Memorial to mark the Centenary.

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Neuve Chapelle Centenary March 2015: France pays tribute to role of Indian troops

Events are being held in France in March 2015 to remember the Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British Army at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle 100 years ago.

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Australia hosts international Gallipoli conference in March 2015

Leading First World War historians will gather at a major international conference in Australia in March 2015 to commemorate the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. 

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UK Navy Museum launches first 'crowdfunding' appeal for Gallipoli survivor

HMS M.33 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (Photo: National Museum of the Royal Navy)

Crowdfunding has been adopted by the UK's National Museum of the Royal Navy for the first time to help complete the task of conserving the Gallipoli warship, HMS M.33. 

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Latest Book Review: Shell Shocked Britain, by Suzie Grogan

Centenary News Review: 'By the time of the Armistice, the British Army had identified and treated approximately 80,000 young men for shell shock.' That figure is not unknown to us and shell shock is a common image of World War One - the mute, shivering soldier unable to vocalise the horrors he has seen - but Suzie Grogan in Shell Shocked Britain examines shell shock on a much deeper, long term level and argues that war trauma extended past the front lines to the home front and affected not only soldiers, but men, women and children at home.

To read the full review and description, click here.

 

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Gallipoli education project features at student conference in Germany

Students from Bay House School, Gosport, visiting Suvla Bay in November 2014 (Photo: Gallipoli Centenary Education Project)

The Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is taking two UK students to Germany, to speak about the Gallipoli campaign at an international conference on 19/20th February 2015.

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100 Years Ago: the Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes on the Eastern Front

A German memorial to those who fell at the Battles of the Masurian Lakes, Friedrichshafen © IWM (Q 87572)

Germany fought a second offensive against the Russian Army in the Masurian Lakes region of East Prussia (now Poland) in February 1915.

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'Earth and Steel' - Display of Great War archaeology coming up in Arras

(Photo © Pascal Brunet)

The French city of Arras is to host an exhibition of First World War archaeology, starting on April 9th 2015, the 98th anniversary of the Battle of Arras.

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The first six months of the Centenary of the First World War: the story so far

The Centenary News Editor writes a personal blog looking back over the first 6 months of the Centenary of the First World War – and looking forward to the key events coming up in 2015.

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Legacy of First World War Scottish bagpipers explored in Sutherland

Musicians and researchers in the north of Scotland are working together to explore the role of music, particularly the bagpipes, during the First World War.

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Armenia makes Centenary call for Turkey to recognise 1915 killings as genocide

President Serzh Sargsyan at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial in Yerevan (Photo: President of the Republic of Armenia's Office)

Armenia issued a Centenary declaration on January 29th 2015, repeating demands for Turkey to recognise the killing of Armenians during the First World War as genocide.

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Launch of new website for information on all UK war memorials

ukwarmemorials.org

Britain's First World War Minister, Helen Grant, has announced a four-year programme to create ukwarmemorials.org, a 'one stop shop' for information on all UK war memorials. 

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'World War I: War of Images, Images of War' exhibition showing at the Getty Center

The Englishman and His Globe, 1914. Thomas Theodor Heine (1867–1948).

CN writer, Jillian Davidson, visited the Getty Center in Los Angeles and gives an account of its centenary exhibition, 'World War I: War of Images, Images of War.' 

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64,000 Royal Marine records added to IWM's digital memorial site

Royal Marines filling water bottles at Ostend, Belgium 1914 © IWM (Q 53230)

The Imperial War Museum has added the records of more than 64,000 Royal Marines to Lives of the First World War, its digital memorial to those caught up in the conflict.

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100 Years Ago Today: Germany intensifies U-boat war

A German U-boat under way with crew on deck © IWM (Q 53033)

Germany stepped up its submarine campaign, with a warning on February 4th 1915 that all merchant ships in the seas around the British Isles risked attack without warning.

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Propaganda wares - Centenary News visits a Great War porcelain exhibition in Germany

Soldier on skis, 1915, Rosenthal (© Porzellanikon – Staatliches Museum für Porzellan Hohenberg a. d. Eger/Selb, permanently loaned from Oberfrankenstiftung Bayreuth)

A ceramics museum in Germany is holding an exhibition of porcelain, produced to boost morale on the home front during the First World War. CN writer, Katherine Quinlan-Flatter, was given a tour of the Keramikmuseum in Staufen, near Freiburg.

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Parliament of New South Wales presents new exhibition

Australian troops in the Turkish Lone Pine trenches, 1915

The Parliament of New South Wales is marking the Centenary with a free public exhibition titled 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs', exploring the political aspects of the Great War. 

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New exhibition in Melbourne celebrating cinema during the First World War

ACMI exhibition, acmi.net.au/war-pictures

To mark the Centenary, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), in association with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, will present 'War Pictures: Australians at the Cinema 1914-1918'.

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Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for January 2015

The latest Centennial Countdown posting by the American First World War blogger Dennis Cross - covering January 1915. 

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British minister launches battlefields legacy project for schools

Lochnagar Crater Memorial in the Somme, 98 years after the battle, July 1st 2014 (Photo: © Centenary News)

The British Government has launched a new project designed to encourage pupils who've visited the First World War battlefields to share their experiences with local communities.

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Conference in The Hague to restage Versailles Treaty talks

President Wilson signing the Peace Treaty in the Hall of Mirrors, Versailles, June 28th 1919 © IWM (Q 14997)

The controversial peace treaties which ended the First World War will be renegotiated by young people as part of an international conference in The Hague from June 22nd-26th 2015.

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Commonwealth War Graves Commission releases new archive records to researchers

Archives relating to the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have been made available to researchers and members of the public.

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Exhibition at the Museum of Ireland: 'Recovered Voices- Stories of the Irish at War 1914 - 1915'

National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks (Photo: © Bob Embleton, via Wikimedia Commons)

An exhibition has opened at the Collins Barracks branch of the National Museum of Ireland as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme, commemorating the involvement of Irish men and women in the First World War.

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The Wolfsonian Museum, Miami, exhibits photography documenting legacy of the First World War

An exhibition of photographs in Miami by the Italian artist Luca Artioli, showing the remains of trenches on the Alpine Front, is on display until April 5th 2015.  

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Call For Papers: Tourism, Leisure and War at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal

The Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Portugal has issued a call for papers for its upcoming conference on Tourism, Leisure and War, which will be held from June 25th-27th 2015.

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Trunk discovery reveals British First World War soldier's story

The uniform and memorabilia stored in a trunk by Lieutenant Howard Hands from Hertfordshire (Photo: © Herts at War)

A trunk containing the belongings of a British First World War soldier has been found at a school in the UK town of Letchworth, after lying forgotten for decades.

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