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Centenary tribute to mine-sweeping trawler crew

06 May 2017

A ceremony has been held on England's south coast to commemorate 10 crewmen of the trawler HMT Arfon, lost on mine-sweeping duties in April 1917.

'Away from the Western Front' launches Centenary projects

03 May 2017

Centenary News reports from the opening of 'Away from the Western Front', a new venture to raise awareness of WW1 campaigns in Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East.

Arras tunnels survey presented for 2017 Centenary

29 April 2017

Surveyors from the University of Otago have carried out a complex study of the First World War tunnels dug beneath Arras by New Zealand troops.

'For Then, For Now, Forever' - CWGC marks its 2017 Centenary

31 March 2017

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is marking its Centenary year with the launch of new projects aimed at promoting awareness of its founding mission of remembrance in perpetuity.

'Safeguarding the underwater heritage of WW1' - UN schools' initiative

25 March 2017

Materials for schools promoting awareness of First World War shipwrecks have been released for the Centenary by the United Nations agency, UNESCO.

Battle of Chemin des Dames: Centenary dossier from Mission Centenaire

27 February 2017

Articles and videos explaining the Battle of the Chemin des Dames have been released together online by Mission Centenaire for the April 2017 Centenary.

Appeal for information about 15 First World War soldiers

18 February 2017

Researchers are appealing for help to discover the personal stories of 15 First World War soldiers commemorated at the offices of Lloyd's Register in London.

'Away from the Western Front' project to highlight 'overlooked' campaigns

03 February 2017

A new project aims to raise awareness of the men and women from Britain and its former empire who served in the 'often overlooked' WW1 campaigns in Salonika, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and Africa.

'A legacy for future generations' - Auckland Museum's new remembrance gallery

02 December 2016

A new gallery for New Zealanders to discover and commemorate those who've served their country in war has opened at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

'The World Remembers' - 1916 memorial event opens

30 September 2016

The Canadian War Museum is among 60 institutions globally hosting the 2016 screening of The World Remembers' - a video project commemorating the dead of the Great War.

'Conscientious objection & dissent' - New Zealand First World War study

08 September 2016

Comprehensive lists of New Zealanders who opposed conscription in the Great War have been compiled for the first time, New Zealand Government historians have announced.

'Understanding the Great War' - education resource launched in US

25 August 2016

The United States WWI Centennial Commission and America’s National World War I Museum & Memorial have teamed up to create a new online teaching resource aimed at increasing awareness of the Great War.

British WW1 warship HMS Falmouth 'recreated' on centenary of sinking

22 August 2016

A Royal Navy cruiser torpedoed in August 1916 has been visualised as a 3D model in her last resting place beneath the waters of the North Sea.

Call to commemorate sportsmen who fell on the Somme

27 June 2016

UK sports stars are backing a Royal British Legion call for sporting groups at all levels to remember their forebears who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

UK online tribute to overseas Victoria Cross winners

22 June 2016

A digital archive telling the stories of 175 overseas recipients of Britain's highest award for valour has gone online as part of the UK Government's First World War Centenary programme. 

Somme Centenary - CWGC launches 'Thiepval App'

13 June 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched an app for the Battle of the Somme Centenary, helping visitors to locate soldiers' names on the Thiepval Memorial.

Centenary app explores Battle of the Somme

12 June 2016

The events of the Battle of the Somme as they unfolded in 1916 are told in a new app released by the Royal British Legion and tv historian Dan Snow.

Jutland Centenary - IWM call to share remembrance online

21 May 2016

Ahead of the Battle of Jutland Centenary, the public are being to urged discover and share stories of the men who fought on Imperial War Museums' digital memorial, Lives of the First World War.

Designs sought for remembrance path marking Somme Centenary

10 May 2016

The UK government is inviting people to make their mark on a remembrance path being laid in Manchester for the Battle of the Somme Centenary on July 1st 2016.

CWGC marks Siege of Kut Centenary

30 April 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has published an article and audio clips on its website, remembering the fall of Kut 100 years ago.

WW1 Australian hospital sketches revealed in France

20 April 2016

Previously unpublished portraits of Australian and British soldiers have been released online in a centenary tribute to the Allied forces who fought in France during the First World War.

Jutland Centenary website launches video exploring 1916 battle

17 April 2016

Nick Jellicoe, grandson of the British commander-in-chief at Jutland, narrates a new video describing key episodes in the biggest naval battle of the First World War.

Jutland Centenary - New CWGC guides to remembering thousands lost at sea

06 April 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is encouraging people to remember the Battle of Jutland, with the launch of new commemorative resources for the May 2016 Centenary.

Revealed: Most popular First World War baby names

06 March 2016

The battles of the Great War were the most popular choice for families naming babies after wartime events, research by the UK National Archives reveals.

Online project to share stories of British sailors at the Battle of Jutland

29 February 2016

Britain's Royal Navy Museum has launched a digital project to map stories of sailors who fought at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

'Forgotten Wrecks' project remembers 1918 convoy tragedy

09 February 2016

The loss of 34 crewmen in a collision with the world's largest oil tanker in March 1918 is among the latest stories told as part of the Maritime Archaeology Trust's 'Forgotten Wrecks of the First World War'  project.

WW1 hospital diaries go online from UK National Archives

13 January 2016

The challenges of treating First World War casualties on the battlefield and at sea are revealed in newly-released online records from Britain's National Archives.

'The Caribbean's Great War' - Centenary project remembers West Indian soldiers

06 January 2016

The contribution made by Caribbean soldiers to the Allies in the First World War is being given further recognition in a series of initiatives by the West India Committee in the UK.

Czech WW1 soldiers at Christmas - remembered on Radio Prague

27 December 2015

Czech soldiers' stories of Christmas in the First World War are told in a special programme broadcast on Radio Prague.

First World War shipwrecks revealed in 3D off England's south coast

02 December 2015

Images of a fishing boat sunk in 1917 while on war service with the British Navy have been released by the Maritime Archaeology Trust as part of a Centenary project exploring WW1 shipwrecks. 

Centenary News explores Nick Jellicoe's Jutland anniversary website

01 December 2015

A new website telling the story of the Battle of Jutland has been launched for the 2016 Centenary by Nick Jellicoe, grandson of Britain's First World War naval commander, Admiral Sir John Jellicoe.

French Western Front app explores Bethune & the Artois battles

12 November 2015

A new app explores First World War sites at the centre of events in the Béthune area of Northern France a century ago.

New Zealand's latest WW1 trail guide follows the Western Front

28 October 2015

New Zealand has released its latest interactive guide to First World War battlefields of significance for New Zealanders, this time exploring the Western Front.

Battle of Loos 'behind the scenes' revealed in Army HQ diaries

08 October 2015

The UK National Archives mark the Battle of Loos Centenary with the online release of diaries shedding light on the tactics and decisions of top military commanders.

Loos Centenary - CWGC launches battlefield remembrance trail

23 September 2015

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched a remembrance trail for visitors to the battlefields of Loos ahead of this week's Centenary commemorations.

England's software creatives invited to mark First World War Centenary

20 August 2015

A project has been launched to mark the Centenary with interactive technology offering a 'thought-provoking modern view' of the First World War.

WW1 researchers open database of New Zealanders who went to war

19 August 2015

Researchers have launched a website aimed at providing a comprehensive biographical record of all New Zealanders who served overseas in the First World War.

'The Road to Bletchley Park' - pioneer codebreakers of WW1 revealed

05 August 2015

The story of how Britain's codebreaking skills were pioneered during the First World War is explored in a new exhibition at Bletchley Park.

Help remember every soldier who fought at Battle of the Somme - IWM

03 August 2015

Ahead of the Somme Centenary, Imperial War Museums is appealing for help to complete the stories of soldiers who fought in the 1916 battle on its digital memorial, Lives of the First World War.

1915 UK Merchant Navy records go online for WW1 Centenary

30 June 2015

The names of hundreds of thousands of seafarers who kept Britain supplied in 1915, the first full year of the Great War, can be searched online for the first time.

Thousands who refused to take up arms remembered online by IWM

15 May 2015

The names of 16,500 conscientious objectors were added to the Imperial War Museum's Centenary memorial website today (May 15th 2015) - International Conscientious Objectors Day. 

New Zealand launches Gallipoli Centenary app

19 March 2015

New Zealand has released a new computer app exploring the Gallipoli campaign as part of its Centenary commemorations.

WW1 online medical records project hits 100,000 names

05 March 2015

UK military genealogy specialists, Forces War Records, have now transcribed 100,000 medical records of British First World War soldiers as part of a project to make them available online.

Blog chronicling 100 New Zealand World War One memorials

25 February 2015

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.  

Legacy of First World War Scottish bagpipers explored in Sutherland

11 February 2015

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.

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

08 February 2015

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.

Launch of new website for information on all UK war memorials

08 February 2015

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. 

Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for January 2015

02 February 2015

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission releases new archive records to researchers

29 January 2015

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

Canada: Launch of GWCA 'Doing Our Bit' website

15 January 2015

The Great War Centenary Association - Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations in Ontario, Canada - has launched its new website, 'Doing Our Bit', to document the community's involvement during the First World War. 

Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for December 2014

09 January 2015

The latest Centennial Countdown posting by the American First World War blogger Dennis Cross - covering December 1914.

Records of First World War Red Cross volunteers go online

09 December 2014

The British Red Cross is giving online access to the records of thousands of people, some of them famous names, who served as volunteers during the First World War. 

Duke of Edinburgh opens 'First World War in the Air' at the RAF Museum, London

03 December 2014

A new exhibition exploring the rapid growth of air power during the First World War was officially opened by the Duke of Edinburgh today (December 2nd 2014) at the Royal Air Force Museum in London.

Bridge of Weir Memorial Society launches new website

02 December 2014

The Bridge of Weir Memorial Society has launched a new website to tell the stories of the 72 young men whose names are commemorated on war memorials in their village in west  Scotland. 

Double honours for First World War soldier's story at IWM film awards

02 December 2014

A film re-imagining the letters sent home by a British First World War soldier as a series of tweets has won two awards at the Imperial War Museum's 2014 Short Film Festival.

Volunteers wanted to track down 'lost' UK Great War munitions factories

26 November 2014

Historian and broadcaster, Dan Snow, is calling on people around Britain to help find the sites of 'missing' First World War munitions factories which employed thousands of women.

The World War I in Africa Project: A visual exploration of an overlooked history

19 November 2014

'The World War I in Africa Project' has been launched to provide information on one of the most overlooked theatres of the war: Africa. 

New Mobile Apps to commemorate Centenary

18 November 2014

There are two new smartphone apps designed to guide users in finding sites of remembrance and discovering stories of the First World War. 

'Lusitania: The War at the Mouth of the Mersey' Audio Installation

12 November 2014

Working in association with Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Theatre in the Rough Festival, a group of writers in the Merseyside region of England have researched stories about the Lusitania, and created a series of audio dramas which are currently touring in a bespoke sound installation.

New Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War

30 October 2014

An open access encyclopedia of the First World War was released online in October 2014, with contributors including around 1,000 experts from 54 countries.

Historypin launches new First World War Centenary hub

28 October 2014

The community history website Historypin launched its new First World War Centenary hub at a special event in the UK Houses of Parliament on October 22nd 2014.

UK National Archives launch First World War film competition

11 October 2014

The National Archives in the UK has chosen the First World War as this year's theme for a short film competition, using its collections to inspire budding film makers.

New course explores impact of First World War on history of flight

10 October 2014

An online course exploring the evolution of air power in the First World War is launched in October 2014 by Birmingham University, in association with the RAF Museum and the BBC.

Searches of UK soldiers' First World War wills hit more than a million

01 September 2014

Wills left by British soldiers killed in the First World War have been viewed more than a million times since being put online by the UK Government in August 2013.

Royal British Legion urges remembrance of every Commonwealth man and woman lost in First World War

20 August 2014

The Royal British Legion is marking the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War with an online call for tributes to all UK and Commonwealth dead. 

 

RAF Museum puts First World War casualty records online

10 August 2014

The Royal Air Force Museum has launched a new website allowing people to explore previously unseen Casualty Cards of members of the Royal Flying Corps who were killed or injured during the First World War.

'Changing Faces of Heroism since the First World War' - University of Leeds teams up with BBC for free online course

25 July 2014

A new online course about how the First World War changed traditional views of heroism has been launched by the University of Leeds, in partnership with the BBC.

Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry launches on new computer app

13 July 2014

The First World War poems of Wilfred Owen, including Anthem for Doomed Youth and Dulce et Decorum Est, are explored on a newly launched computer app.

Details of 600,000 Canadians added to Lives of the First World War digital database

04 July 2014

The details of 600,000 Canadian men and women have been added to the Lives of the First World War digital database for people to add pictures and memories.

Centenary News archived by US Library of Congress

17 June 2014

The US Library of Congress has selected Centenary News to be archived as part of the Library's collection of websites marking the Centenary of the First World War.

Scottish soldiers' wills from First and Second World Wars go online

27 May 2014

The National Records of Scotland has made available the wills of 31,000 Scottish soldiers who fought in the First and Second World Wars.

RAF Museum creates new exhibition to tell the 'often overlooked' story of air power in the First World War

15 May 2014

The Royal Air Force Museum is developing a new exhibition to explore the growth of air power in the First World War, from early reconnaissance flights to the coordinated use of aircraft and artillery. 

BBC's Great War Controller tells Centenary News that programming has "set some really important context about the Centenary"

01 May 2014

In an interview with Centenary News​' Ashlee Godwin, the BBC's Great War Controller has said that programming so far has managed "to set some really important context about the Centenary".

New computer app to explore Wilfred Owen's First World War poetry

30 April 2014

The technology of the computer app is being harnessed to explore the works of the poet, Wilfred Owen, in the Centenary year of the First World War.

Top secret spy files from First World War go online

10 April 2014

More than 150 top secret files from British intelligence agency MI5 of individuals and organisations involved in spying or being watched have been released online.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission launches 'Virtual Cemetery' teaching resource for Centenary

20 March 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched a new education resource, which aims to help teachers engage students during the First World War Centenary.

Battlefield tactics revealed in latest online First World War diaries from UK National Archives

13 March 2014

 A second batch of almost 4,000 digitised First World War unit diaries from France and Flanders have been put online by the National Archives in London.

Wills of 26,000 Scottish First World War soldiers to be made available online

09 March 2014

The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the First World War are to be made available by the National Records of Scotland via ScotlandsPeople.

Czech Republic television series to mark First World War Centenary

06 March 2014

The Czech Republic's state broadcaster - Česká Televize - has commissioned a twelve part documentary series exploring the country's experience of the First World War

Sir Max Hastings and Niall Ferguson: Was Britain right to fight in World War One?

02 March 2014

As part of the BBC's World War One season to mark the Centenary, historians Sir Max Hastings and Niall Ferguson have laid out different viewpoints on Britain's role in the conflict.

Website explores First World War stories from the German town of Ettlingen

26 February 2014

Stories of First World War soldiers from the German town of Ettlingen are being told by a website using documents and photos in the local archives.

Australian War Memorial announces First World War Centenary programme

20 February 2014

The Australian War Memorial has announced a series of events and exhibitions to mark the Centenary of the First World War, which will include the names of Australia's First World War dead being projected onto the Memorial.

BBC series telling "local stories from a global conflict" launches on February 24

18 February 2014

The BBC has given a taste of some of the stories about life on the UK home front which will feature in a major First World War series running on BBC local radio and regional television.

Library and Archives Canada to digitise 640,000 First World War service files

06 February 2014

Library and Archives Canada is planning to digitise 640,000 personnel service files of members of the First World War Canadian Expeditionary Force.

New BBC series revealing 1,400 stories of life on the UK Home Front starts in February 2014

01 February 2014

The BBC is preparing to launch a major series of programmes highlighting the impact of the First World War on people across the nations and regions of the UK as they went about their daily lives.

International conference and photographic exhibition: 'War and Colonies 1914-1918'

30 January 2014

A conference exploring the impact of the First World War on colonial peoples will be held in Dhaka to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

'The Army Children of the First World War' Centenary project

24 January 2014

The Army Children Archive (TACA) has developed a project to mark the Centenary of the First World War, which focuses on children during the conflict who had fathers serving in the British Army.

BBC's Dan Snow asks: How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?

23 January 2014

As the BBC prepares to mark the Centenary with its World War One season, historian Dan Snow asks: 'How did so many soldiers survive the trenches?'

UK National Archives digitises First World War Certificates of Exemption from fighting

22 January 2014

The records of more than 8,000 British men who pleaded not to fight in the First World War have been put online by the National Archives in London.

Centenary News films the WFA's 'Great War Underground' conference

21 January 2014

Centenary News has filmed The Great War Underground, a conference organised by the WFA and the National Army Museum to explore the hidden world of the tunnellers who fought below ground.

NZ On Air awards contract for live TV coverage of Chunuk Bair service for Gallipoli Centenary

15 January 2014

NZ On Air has awarded Maori Television a contract for the live television coverage of the Anzac Day 2015 commemorative service at Chunuk Bair in Turkey.

First World War unit diaries go online to mark Centenary

14 January 2014

The UK National Archives has digitised thousands of First World War unit diaries, which are now available to view online.

Digital records of Ireland's First World War dead launched in Dublin

11 January 2014

The records of Irish soldiers who died during the First World War have been digitised following collaboration between Google and the In Flanders Fields Museum.

"Huge interest" expected in military pension records of those who fought in the Irish Easter Rising and War of Independence

08 January 2014

The Irish Times reports that the Irish Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht is expecting "huge interest" from the public in Irish records from the early 20th century, which will made available this month.

Austrian National Library to mark First World War Centenary

31 December 2013

The Austrian National Library will mark the Centenary of the First World War with a large scale digitisation project and a major exhibition.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission highlights role of women killed in the First World War

24 December 2013

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is using smartphone technology to highlight the sacrifice made by women during the First World War.

State Library of Queensland launches 'Q Anzac 100: Memories for A New Generation' Centenary programme

20 December 2013

The State Library of Queensland has launched a five year programme of initiatives to commemorate the First World War and Anzac Centenary.

The National Library of Wales launches new £1 million First World War digital archive

28 November 2013

The National Library of Wales has launched a digital archive entitled The Welsh Experience of the First World War.

State Library of New South Wales will "tell our stories and listen to your stories" with Centenary diary project

14 November 2013

The State Library of New South Wales, Australia, will take its collection of First World War diaries on tour, and help people to see if the Library holds one of their ancestor's diaries.

The National Archives launches new First World War programme for Centenary

13 November 2013

The National Archives at Kew has launched a new programme to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Australia and New Zealand mark Armistice Day 2013 with online archive

11 November 2013

Australia and New Zealand were among the first nations to mark the 95th anniversary of the end of the First World War this year.

Step Short Folkestone creates digital archive of 42,000 names of those destined for Western Front

06 November 2013

Step Short has developed an online collection of 42,000 names of soldiers, nurses and other individuals who passed through the town on their way to the Western Front between 1914 and 1919.

Centenary intiative information panels unveiled by British Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence

01 November 2013

British Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence has unveiled new information panels at Chatham Naval Memorial, England.

First World War database: 'Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War'

28 October 2013

ProQuest is launching a new database - Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War - which will provide access to primary sources from the conflict.

BBC announces plans to mark the First World War Centenary

16 October 2013

The BBC has announced its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War with a variety of television and radio productions.

BBC Great War Controller says it would be "utterly inappropriate" to adopt a tone of "celebration" for Centenary broadcasts

14 October 2013

The Independent reports on BBC First World War Centenary coverage plans.

Voice of Russia to launch First World War web portal to mark the Centenary

09 October 2013

The Voice of Russia has announced that it will create a "virtual museum of World War I" to mark the Centenary of the conflict.

Wales' official First World War Centenary website launched

07 October 2013

Wales Remembers 1914-1918 or Cymru'n Cofio - Wales' official First World War Centenary website - has been launched.

Author of 1913 book tells Centenary News that we have only heard "half the story" about the pre-war world

25 September 2013

The author of 1913: The World Before the Great War, Charles Emmerson, speaks to Centenary News.

Thousands of British First World War soldiers' wills to be made available online

29 August 2013

Her Majesty's Court and Tribunal Service is releasing the Probate Office's archive of 280,000 First World War soldiers' wills ahead of the Centenary.

BBC series '37 days' to document the "behind-closed-doors story" of the outbreak of the First World War

24 August 2013

A BBC documentary drama series, 37 Days, will be produced to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Hungarian Defence Ministry announces database of First World War soldier casualties "to be complete by 2018"

16 August 2013

Politicis.hu reports the Head of the Hungarian Defence Ministry’s War Graves Conservation Department has announced that a database detailing First World War casualties will "be complete by 2018".

European Film Gateway 1914 project

13 August 2013

The European Film Gateway 1914 project is digitising film and non-film material relating to the First World War in time for the Centenary.

Unseen World War I photos: German Trenches

08 August 2013

A man has made available photographs taken by his great-grandfather, Lt. Walter Koessler, during his time as a German officer in the First World War.

Heritage Lottery Fund announces support for Centenary projects across the UK

04 August 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced today Centenary projects at local, regional and national levels which have been awarded financial support.

British Red Cross Museum and Archives First World War digitisation project

19 July 2013

The British Red Cross Museum and Archives plans to provide free online access to its collection of 244,000 personnel index cards for members of the First World War Voluntary Aid Detachment.

British Field Marshal Douglas Haig's First World War diary added to UNESCO register

09 July 2013

British Field Marshal Douglas Haig's First World War diary has been added to the UK Memory of the World Register.

European Broadcasting Union develops "unique pool" of television and radio material relating to the First World War

08 July 2013

The European Broadcasting Union is developing a "unique pool" of television and radio footage relating to the First World War.

'14 - Diaries of the Great War' television series explores contemporary writings of those who lived through the conflict

06 July 2013

LOOKSFilm is developing a television series about the First World War, based on contemporary writings including diaries, postcards and telgrams.

National Library of New Zealand continues digitisation of First World War diaries

19 June 2013

The National Library of New Zealand has written a blog entry about the progress of its "war diaries project".

Belgium launches official First World War Centenary website

09 June 2013

Belgium launches the its official First World War Centenary website which provides details about commemoration plans and further information.

What would have happened if Facebook existed during the First World War?

30 May 2013

The Musée de la Grande Guerre is considering the role Facebook would have played in the First World War had it existed at the time, in order to engage with a younger audience about the conflict.

Swansea University to lead 'Cartooning the First World War in Wales' digital Centenary project

18 May 2013

Swansea University, Wales, has received almost £70,000 in Heritage Lottery Funding to digitise the wartime work of an influential Welsh newspaper cartoonist, J M Staniforth.

Imperial War Museum digital Centenary project to shed light on 8 million First World War stories

14 May 2013

The Imperial War Museum is developing an interactive digital platform, Lives of the First World War, to tell the stories of 8 million men and women who lived through the First World War.

Australian state of Queensland launches website to promote Centenary events

23 April 2013

The government of the Australian state of Queensland has launched a website to provide a focal point for promoting and obtaining information about events commemorating the Centenary.

BBC plans for Centenary drama attract controversy

22 April 2013

The BBC has commissioned a First World War Centenary drama, which has attracted controversy from some British newspapers for "plans to give British and German troops equal prominence".

BBC Radio commissions Centenary drama to run from 2014-2018

14 April 2013

BBC Radio 4 has commissioned a drama serial about life on the British Home Front during the First World War.

National Archives completes digitisation of First World War unit diaries

14 April 2013

The National Archives at Kew, England, has completed the digitisation of First World War unit diaries, which are to be made available "before the centenary period begins".

Swiss Federal Archives and Wikimedia to make available thousands of First World War digital photographs

14 April 2013

The Federal Archives of Switzerland and Wikimedia will collaborate to make thousands of digital photographs from the First World War available to the public in time for the Centenary.

Filming underway for Belgian Centenary television series

30 March 2013

Belgium's RTBF is currently filming a three part documentary series about the First World War, to be aired in spring 2014.

‘Foreigners in Calais during the Great War’ resource launched by Municipal Archives of Calais

04 March 2013

The Municipal Archives of Calais have made available their records of foreign nationals in Calais, France, between 1914-1922 as an online resource.

National Library of Wales continues digitisation of First World War documents

01 March 2013

The National Library of Wales reports on its continuing efforts to digitise around 200,000 documents either from or relating to the First World War period.

The British Library digitises photographs of Canadian soldiers from the First World War

26 February 2013

The British Library has digitised a series of photographs from the First World War of Canadian soldiers.

Interactive map of Toronto’s First World War dead

25 February 2013

Global Toronto has highlighted an interactive map which shows the Canadian city of Toronto’s war dead from the conflict of 1914-18.

A woman speaks of her experiences of falling in love with a soldier during the First World War

14 February 2013

New Zealand History Online highlights a Spectrum interview with a woman who speaks about falling in love with a soldier during the First World War.

Tickets for Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli in 2015 to be balloted

12 February 2013

New Zealand WW100, has announced that those wishing to attend the Centenary Anzac Day Commemorative Services at Gallipoli, Turkey, in 2015, will be selected by ballot.

Photograph album from the First World War digitised by The National Library of Australia

08 February 2013

The National Library of Australia has digitised a First World War photograph album attributed to Frank Hurley.

Rare colour photographs from the First World War

03 February 2013

The Blaze has published a series of rare colour photographs from the First World War.

Articles & Blogs

'Face-to-Face' in Arras with troops of the Great War

13 April 2017

A street display of pictures in Arras brings visitors close to soldiers and many others who served here during the First World War.

WW1 photographer Jeff Gusky reveals his new pictures of the hidden Somme

21 August 2015

Jeff Gusky has shared with Centenary News his latest remarkable pictures of underground inscriptions carved by First World War soldiers fighting on the Somme a century ago. Dr Gusky spoke to CN Deputy Editor Peter Alhadeff.

WW1 online medical records project hits 100,000 names

05 March 2015

UK military genealogy specialists, Forces War Records, have now transcribed 100,000 medical records of British First World War soldiers as part of a project to make them available online Nicki Giles, from Forces War Records, considers a doctor's life on the Western Front.

New First World War website reveals art and writing of German brothers

26 January 2015

Katherine Quinlan-Flatter reports from Germany on the discoveries which have inspired her to launch a new website devoted to the war experiences of the Kiefer brothers from Ettlingen, near Karlsruhe.

Photographer Jeff Gusky explores the Western Front's underground cities

20 August 2014

Centenary News volunteer writer Christopher J. Harvie is moved by haunting images of the Western Front underground captured by the American doctor and photographer, Jeff Gusky.

Punch magazine digital archive will help researchers study First World War

21 July 2014

Mike Swain reports on a new digital archive which sees 150 years of British satirical magazine Punch made available online including its' influential period during the First World war. 

Model project to remember every First World War serviceman from East Belfast

07 July 2014

Historian Jason Burke writes for Centenary News about a project to compile a database of every serviceman from East Belfast who served in the First World War and the hope it will be a model for others.

Lives of the First World War remembered forever in Centenary online memorial

12 May 2014

Families can remember for forever their ancestors who served in the First World War in what is being billed as the biggest online project of the Centenary.

Irish television and radio presenter explores his father's experiences of the First World War

13 April 2014

Ronan McGreevy, writing for The Irish Times, reports on research carried out by Irish television and radio presenter Gay Byrne, into his father’s life and experiences during the First World War.

'War and Colonies 1914-1918' conference & exhibition organiser interview

27 January 2014

The organiser of an international conference about colonies and the First World War, Olivier Litvine, speaks to Centenary News about the project.

Developer of serious gaming platform 'WW1 Virtual Trench' speaks to Centenary News

24 June 2013

Gaia Technologies speaks to Centenary News about the development of its new serious gaming platform for the Centenary, WW1 Virtual Trench.

'Will platoon of Gallipoli films give Turkish audiences battle fatigue?'

10 May 2013

An article in The Guardian highlights a total of six films centred around the Gallipoli Campaign either recently released or to be released in time for the Centenary of the landings in 2015.

Resources

300,000 Commonwealth war grave records put online for First World War Centenary

12 July 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched new online resources to make it easier to locate and visit memorials of relatives killed in the First World War.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 'Virtual Cemetery' teaching resource

20 March 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has launched a new education resource, which aims to help teachers engage students during the First World War Centenary.

'War and Colonies 1914-1918' photographic exhibition

28 January 2014

A phtographic exhibition focusing on colonial troops during the First World War has been made available online.

Videos

Beyond lecture series: “Feeding the Enemy – The Hidden History of the CRB"

10 December 2014

As part of the 'Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary' lecture series, author Gerry Docherty gave a presentation on the 'hidden history' of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium (CRB). 

BBC's Great War Controller speaks to Centenary News

30 April 2014

The BBC's Great War Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren, has said that programming so far has managed "to set some really important context about the Centenary".

BBC launch trailer for World War One season to mark the Centenary

20 January 2014

The BBC has released the official launch trailer for its World War One Season, which will run from 2014 - 2018, to mark the Centenary of the conflict.

State Library of Queensland launches 'Q Anzac 100: Memories for A New Generation'

20 December 2013

The State Library of Queensland in Australia has launched a five year programme of initiatives to commemorate the First World War and Anzac Centenary.

First World War database: 'Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War'

28 October 2013

ProQuest is launching a new database - Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War - which will provide access to primary sources from the conflict.

Unpublished photograph negatives by French First World War soldier digitised into 3D

02 October 2013

Casa de la Imagen has digitised 500 stereo negatives of a previously unpublished photo archive from the First World War. The photographs were taken by a French soldier during the conflict.

Video introduction to the First World War Digital Poetry Archive

05 October 2011

JISC has produced a video introduction to the First World War Digital Poetry Archive, which provides details about the content of the archive and its accessibility.

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