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Cambrai tank veteran 'Deborah' keeps vigil in new home

22 November 2017

A first glimpse of the Battle of Cambrai veteran Deborah in her final resting place, 100 years after she fought in the first mass tank attack.

Cambrai Centenary - tank tribute at London's Cenotaph

20 November 2017

Soldiers and veterans of Britain's Royal Tank Regiment paraded before a replica Mark IV tank at the Cenotaph in tribute to their predecessors who fought at the Battle of Cambrai 100 years ago.

Battle of Cambrai Centenary events get under way

18 November 2017

A surviving Great War tank has been the focus for a remembrance service in the UK town of Ashford, as Cambrai Centenary commemorations start in Britain and France this weekend.

The Battle of Cambrai - told by The Tank Museum

17 November 2017

Britain's Tank Museum is releasing a documentary ahead of the Battle of Cambrai Centenary on November 20, telling the story of the first mass tank attack in history.

Armistice Centenary - France to invite world leaders

16 November 2017

Leaders of the countries involved in the First World War will be invited to Paris for the November 2018 Centenary of the Armistice, President Macron says.

US digs in for start of 'long overdue' WW1 National Memorial in Washington

14 November 2017

The new US National World War I Memorial has taken a significant step forward, with a ground-breaking ceremony to get the project under way in the nation's capital.

Zeebrugge Raid Centenary 2018 - Call for Papers

13 November 2017

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is inviting papers for an April 2018 conference marking the centenary of Britain's attempt to seal off German U-boat bases on the Belgian coast.

100 Years Ago: Battle of Passchendaele ends

10 November 2017

Canadian troops completed the capture of Passchendaele on 10 November 1917, ending the Allied offensive in Flanders known also as the Third Battle of Ypres.

CWGC launches new charity 'bridging generation gap' in remembrance

10 November 2017

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is embarking on a new venture, encouraging young people to take forward remembrance of the dead of both world wars.

'Hold High The Torch' - CWGC global remembrance event, November 11

07 November 2017

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission invites people to take part in a global remembrance event on Armistice Day, using digital technology to create 'a wave of light from Sydney to London.'

Armistice Centenary - Australia pledges $7.5m for local projects

03 November 2017

Applications open on 11 November 2017 for a $7.5 million Australian community grants programme to mark the 2018 Centenary of the First World War Armistice.

100 Years Ago: The Balfour Declaration

02 November 2017

Britain pledged its support for the establishment of a 'national home for the Jewish people' in Palestine, in a letter written by Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour on 2 November 1917.

First World War Italian campaign photos discovered in Australia

24 October 2017

Centenary News reader Vick Kristoff tells us about his discovery of hundreds of glass photographic negatives revealing scenes from the Italian front in the Great War.

100 Years Ago - Italy defeated at Battle of Caporetto

23 October 2017

The Central Powers launched an offensive against Italy on 24 October 1917, achieving a significant breathrough after more than two years of fighting on the Isonzo river.

'Beyond the Battlefields' - Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War

20 October 2017

The work of a German photographer who focussed her camera on the home front is being displayed for the first time outside Germany, at twin UK exhibitions in Birmingham.

Looking ahead to 2018 - Final venues for Tower Poppies named

19 October 2017

Six cities are to host the Tower of London Poppies in 2018, the last year of their UK tour marking the First World War Centenary.

'Making a New World' - 2018 Centenary events coming up at IWM

19 October 2017

As well as displaying the Tower of London Poppies, Imperial War Museums announce they will also hold a programme of special events in 2018 to mark the end of the First World War Centenary.

'Away from the Western Front' seeks musical recruits for new WW1 song

17 October 2017

A newly-composed song, reflecting the bitterness felt by West Indian troops at the end of the Great War, is being added to the familiar repertoire, with an invitation to perform it. 

Candles light Tyne Cot in memory of Passchendaele

16 October 2017

More than 7,000 people have taken part in a candle-lit evening of reflection at Tyne Cot Cemetery, remembering soldiers killed at the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago.

New Zealand commemorates its 'darkest day' at Passchendaele

13 October 2017

New Zealanders gathered in Belgium this week to pay tribute to their soldiers who fell at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

Centenary conference to explore legacy of Mata Hari

12 October 2017

100 years after Mata Hari's execution for spying, experts reassess her notoriety at an international symposium taking place at City, University of London on October 28.

US Mint unveils design for WWI Centennial coin

10 October 2017

The US Mint has unveiled the winning design for a Silver Dollar commemorating 4.7 million Americans who served in the First World War.

Call to sow 'Ribbon of Poppies' for 2018

09 October 2017

Hundreds of pledges have been received in support of a call to sow swathes of poppies for the final year of the First World War Centenary.

Australia pledges new Menin Gate Lions for Ypres

05 October 2017

Replicas of the historic Menin Gate Lions will be presented as a First World War Centenary gift to Ieper (Ypres), the Australian Government announces.

New Zealand to commemorate its 1917 day of disaster at Passchendaele

04 October 2017

New Zealand will hold a series of centenary events in October to commemorate the sacrifices of its troops who fought at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917.

19 First World War soldiers buried at Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium

03 October 2017

Nineteen soldiers of the British Army who fell on the battlefields of Flanders have been laid to rest at New Irish Farm CWGC cemetery near Ypres.

First '100 Cities/100 Memorials' grant winners announced in US

27 September 2017

The first US war memorial restoration projects to win grants under a centennial initiative have been announced by the US WWI Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Somme ceremony honours Indian troops of the Great War

24 September 2017

Tributes have been paid in France to 320 Indian First World War troops buried at La Chapelette British & Indian cemetery near Péronne.

US Navy surveys wreck of WWI cruiser sunk in 1918

23 September 2017

The United States Navy is surveying the wreck of USS San Diego, the only major American warship lost in the First World War.

SS Mendi bell displayed on Isle of Wight this week

17 September 2017

The bell from SS Mendi, the ship sunk in 1917 with the loss of more than 600 black South African troops, is being temporarily displayed on the Isle of Wight from September 25-29.

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