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Featherstone ‘War Horse' honours WW1 sacrifice

22 May 2018

A majestic sculpture of a horse has been unveiled to commemorate 353 soldiers from the Yorkshire town of Featherstone who fell fighting for Britain in the First World War.

Update on Shrouds of the Somme & 'The Trench'

15 May 2018

A trench of shrouded figures, each representing a First World War soldier who has no known grave, is the latest tribute from Shrouds of the Somme creator Rob Heard, ahead of a display marking the Armistice Centenary in November 2018.

Flanders exhibitions, '1918 - The Final Offensive'

10 May 2018

Three exhibitions now under way in Zonnebeke, Heuvelland and Waregem highlight different aspects of the last year of the First World War in Flanders.

Navies pay combined tribute to 'Tuscania' and 'Otranto' off Islay

04 May 2018

Scotland’s commemorations for the American and British dead of the WW1 troopships SS Tuscania and HMS Otranto got under way with tributes at sea by the British, US, French and German navies.

Stars & Stripes return to Islay, 100 years on

03 May 2018

An American flag made by Scottish islanders to honour US soldiers of the Great War who perished in a U-boat attack has travelled back to Islay for international commemorations taking place on Friday (May 4).

Australia's new Sir John Monash Centre at Villers-Bretonneux

25 April 2018

Australia has opened a new multi-media visitor centre in France, commemorating Australian forces on the Western Front at the scene of some of their most successful WW1 actions.

German push halted at Villers-Bretonneux, 25 April 1918

25 April 2018

Australian troops, supported by British units, scored a notable victory on Anzac Day 1918, halting a German advance towards  Amiens with its strategically important railway junction.

'Battle for the North Sea' exhibition in Flanders unites 11 Victoria Crosses

25 April 2018

Centenary News tours a new exhibition in Bruges, bringing together all the Zeebrugge Raid Victoria Crosses - and highlighting both sides of the WW1 struggle between Flanders -based German submarines and Britain's Royal Navy.           

Dover salutes courage of the Zeebrugge Raid

24 April 2018

Centenary News rounds off coverage of the 2018 Zeebrugge Raid Centenary events with a report from Dover's commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the strikes against German U-boat bases.

Blankenberge's tribute to George Nicholson Bradford VC

24 April 2018

The family of Lt Cdr George Bradford - one of the only pair of brothers both to receive the Victoria Cross in WW1 - have expressed their ‘heartfelt thanks’ for a new memorial to him in Flanders marking the Zeebrugge Raid Centenary. 

Zeebrugge honours fallen of 1918 naval raids

23 April 2018

Centenary News watched Zeebrugge's commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the British naval attacks targeting German First World War U-boat operations in Flanders. 

100 Years Ago - The Royal Navy raids on Zeebrugge & Ostend

21 April 2018

As cross-channel commemorations get under way, Centenary News reports from the Flanders coast on Britain’s daring attempt to cut off German submarine bases at a critical moment in the First World War.

Death of the Red Baron - 21 April 1918

21 April 2018

Captain Manfred von Richtofen, leading ace of the German Air Service during the First World War, was killed on this day 100 years ago by enemy fire near Amiens. 

Final '100 Cities/100 Memorials' US Centennial awards announced

12 April 2018

Fifty more memorials in US cities commemorating America's Great War dead have been officially designated, and awarded grants, as national 'WW1 Centennial Memorials'.

100 Years Ago - Field Marshal Haig calls for 'Backs to the Wall' fight to the last

11 April 2018

'There is no other course open to us but to fight it out,' British commander Sir Douglas Haig ordered on 11 April 1918, rallying his troops against fresh German advances threatening the Channel ports.  

French & Portuguese leaders mark Battle of the Lys Centenary

09 April 2018

President Macron and his Portuguese counterpart, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, led tributes at Richebourg today (9 April 2018) to Portuguese soldiers who fell on the Western Front.

Zeebrugge Centenary - Dover events

06 April 2018

In the UK, the 100th anniversary of the Zeebrugge Raid will be marked with special events in Dover on April 23.

15,000 visitors at RAF Museum for Royal Air Force Centenary

05 April 2018

The RAF Museum in London says its Easter weekend of events marking the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force drew more than 15,000 visitors.

War Memorials ‘listed’ for RAF Centenary

04 April 2018

Fourteen war memorials have been newly listed or upgraded for conservation by the UK Government to mark the 100th birthday of the Royal Air Force.

100 Years Ago: Royal Air Force founded

01 April 2018

The world’s first independent air force was created on 1 April 1918, with the merger of Britain's Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service into the RAF.

'Side by Side' - America’s WWI war effort remembered in Britain

28 March 2018

Patrick Gregory reports on the opening of a new exhibition at the American Museum in Britain commemorating US involvement  in the First World War.

Centenary salutes to the leadership of Marshal Foch

26 March 2018

Ceremonies have been held in both the UK and France to mark the centenary of Ferdinand Foch's appointment as Allied Supreme Commander on 26 March 1918, at a critical moment in the Great War.

Doullens on parade for Foch Centenary

25 March 2018

Centenary News watches commemorations in the Somme town where Allied leaders took the historic decision to appoint Marshal Foch supreme commander on 26 March 1918.

100 Years Ago: German Spring Offensive launched

21 March 2018

German forces began a thrust across Northern France on 21 March 1918, initially threatening to overwhelm the Allies.

Zeebrugge Centenary - 'Battle for the North Sea' exhibition coming up in Bruges

20 March 2018

The crucial struggle waged between the British navy and the Flanders-based German submarine fleet during the First World War is explored in a new exhibition, opening in Bruges on April 21.

Update on Zeebrugge Raid conference at Royal Navy Museum

16 March 2018

The National Museum of the Royal Navy announces more details of its April conference marking the centenary of Britain's attempt to block German U-boat bases in Flanders.

Tributes paid to the Chinese Labour Corps at Shorncliffe

15 March 2018

Commemorations honouring the Chinese Labour Corps have been held on the Kent coast as part of a WW1 Centenary programme raising awareness of the CLC’s support for the British war effort.

New memorial to British West Indies Regiment on Sussex coast

13 March 2018

Soldiers from the West Indies who volunteered to serve Britain in WW1 have been commemorated with a Nubian Jak Community Trust blue plaque in Seaford, where their regiment was formed in 1915.

Battle of Amiens Centenary - Ballot opens for August commemorations

10 March 2018

A ticket ballot opens today (March 9) for commemorations in France marking the centenary of the Battle of Amiens, the UK Government announces.

Doullens & London to mark Marshal Foch command centenary

09 March 2018

Events are coming up in France and Britain on March 25/26 to commemorate the centenary of Ferdinand Foch becoming Allied commander-in-chief in 1918.

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