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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.

Doullens & London to mark Marshal Foch command centenary

19 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.

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

09 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.

Lookahead to the Royal Air Force Centenary

06 March 2018

A mass flypast, 100-day baton relay and the unveiling of new galleries at the RAF Museum, Hendon, are among events coming up to mark the 100th birthday of Britain’s Royal Air Force.

100 Years Ago: Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

03 March 2018

Russia's First World War involvement formally ended on 3 March 1918 with acceptance of tough peace terms at German headquarters on the Eastern Front.

WW1 ‘Tommies’ launch final year Centenary campaign

28 February 2018

Life-size figures of British soldiers are appearing as part of a new charity art project -There But Not There - commemorating the 2018 centenary of the end of the First World War.

‘Gassed’ in US Midwest debut at WWI Museum

27 February 2018

One of the best known First World War paintings, depicting the aftermath of a gas attack, is the focus for a new exhibition at the National WWI Museum and Memorial, Kansas City.

100 years ago: Hospital ship Glenart Castle sunk

26 February 2018

More than 160 lives were lost when the hospital ship Glenart Castle was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the early hours of 26 February 1918.

Call to share WW1 stories with ‘unaware’ Millennials

23 February 2018

UK armed forces charity SSAFA is urging families to pass on their First World War stories, after research suggesting many young people don't know facts about the conflict.

100 Years Ago: War resumes on the Eastern Front

19 February 2018

The Central Powers drove towards Russia on 18 February 1918, following the breakdown of peace talks with the new revolutionary government.

France invites New Zealanders to create Le Quesnoy peace garden

13 February 2018

New Zealand landscapers are invited to submit plans for a memorial peace garden in Le Quesnoy, the French town liberated by New Zealand troops in the last week of the First World War.

New Cambrai tank museum opens, March 2018

12 February 2018

A museum built to mark the Battle of Cambrai Centenary will open to the public on March 15, with the British tank Deborah as its centrepiece.

Update on Islay's Tuscania centenary tribute

08 February 2018

People on the Hebridean island of Islay gathered on February 5 for the first in a series of events in 2018 commemorating First World War tragedies on their shores a century ago.

100 Years Ago: First UK women given the vote

06 February 2018

Campaigners for women's suffrage in Britain achieved a victory during the First World War, with some women winning the right to vote in 1918.

Islay remembers 1918 troopship losses

02 February 2018

The Scottish island of Islay is embarking on events to commemorate the sinking of the Tuscania and Otranto, with the loss of 700 American and British lives.

UK Government backs new memorial to Sikh troops

31 January 2018

Plans for a national memorial in London to honour Sikhs who fought for Britain in both world wars have won government support.

Record visitors at Austria's Military History Museum

28 January 2018

Visitor numbers at the Vienna-based museum dedicated to Austrian military history hit a new record in 2017 - with the First World War again a significant draw.

Argonne project remembering America's bloodiest WWI battle

24 January 2018

A project highlighting key sites in the US Meuse-Argonne Offensive of 1918 has been launched by France's National Forestry Office.

The Great War Symphony - a 'Monument in Music' for the Centenary

21 January 2018

Centenary News has listened in to recording of 'The Great War Symphony' - a new choral work specially written for the closing WW1 commemorations by British composer Patrick Hawes.

Mission Centenaire backs more than 1,200 projects for 2018

17 January 2018

The number of projects endorsed for the final year of WW1 commemorations by France's lead Centenary organisation is close to that of 2014, with more still pending.

Urgent appeal to find British WW1 soldier's family

15 January 2018

British military officials trying to identify a First World War soldier's remains want to trace the family of Edward Norton, a Durham Light Infantry sergeant killed in France in September 1918.

Centenary News countdown to First World War anniversaries in 2018

04 January 2018

A Centenary News summary of major anniversaries that shaped 1918, the final year of the First World War - and news of some of the 2018 event programmes announced so far.

Focus on Armistice Centenary - Mons 2018

02 January 2018

Two days of commemorations are planned in Mons on November 10 & 11 to mark the centenary of the Belgian city's liberation at the very end of the First World War.

France names 2018 'Year Clemenceau' for close of WW1 Centenary

01 January 2018

Themes for France's final year of Great War Centenary commemorations include a focus on Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau, remembered as the 'Father of Victory'.

Armistice Day at the Cenotaph, London

01 January 2018

With the Armistice Centenary on November 11 coinciding with Britain's Remembrance Sunday, the traditional ceremony at the Cenotaph will conclude with an expanded march-past.​

2018 Events - 'Shrouds of the Somme' in Armistice Centenary tribute

31 December 2017

British artist Rob Heard is individually stitching more than 72,000 shrouded figures to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice ending the First World War.

Final Tower Poppies tour venues named

30 December 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.

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