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'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.

'Salonika Remembers' - schools invited to explore CWGC sites in Greece

03 February 2017

A project for schools commemorating the centenary of the Salonika Campaign has been launched by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in partnership with the British Council in Greece.

'War Beneath the Waves' - Germany's U-boats in Flanders

01 February 2017

German U-boat operations on the Flemish coast were discussed by marine archaeologist Tomas Termote at a lecture launching the English edition of his book on the WW1 submarine campaign.

100 Years Ago: Germany resumes 'sink on sight' U-boat war

01 February 2017

Germany took the fateful step of resuming unrestricted submarine attacks on merchant ships from 1 February 1917, in an attempt to cut off Britain's vital supplies.

Centenary News countdown to First World War anniversaries in 2017

01 January 2017

The penultimate year of the Great War unleashed events that would reshape the world in the 20th century.

100 Years Ago: Battle of Verdun ends after 10-month struggle

18 December 2016

The longest battle of the First World War ended at Verdun on 18 December 1916, after a campaign costing hundreds of thousands French and German casualties. 

100 Years Ago: Joffre loses French army command to Nivelle

17 December 2016

General Joseph Joffre was replaced as French army chief in December 1916, in the latest leadership shake-up among the big powers midway through the First World War.

Execution of first British officer in WW1 - December 10 1916

10 December 2016

Second lieutenant Eric Poole, shot by firing squad on 10 December 1916, was the first British army officer to be executed in the Great War, despite evidence of shell shock. 

100 Years Ago: Lloyd George becomes UK Prime Minister

07 December 2016

David Lloyd George took office as British Prime Minister on 7 December 1916, replacing Herbert Asquith who resigned amid criticism of his war leadership.

Bucharest falls to the Central Powers - December 6 1916

06 December 2016

Bucharest became the latest European capital to fall to the Central Powers during the Great War when German-led troops entered the city 100 years ago.

'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.

Oxford seminars to explore 'how we can best commemorate war'

29 November 2016

Leading figures from the arts and politics will discuss post-war commemoration and reconciliation at a series of seminars in 2017-18, Oxford University announces. 

100 Years Ago: Emperor Franz Joseph dies

21 November 2016

Austria-Hungary became the first major Great War power to lose its head of state, when Emperor Franz Joseph died on 21 November 1916.

100 Years Ago: Battle of the Somme ends

18 November 2016

The Battle of the Somme drew to a close on 18 November 1916 after more than four months of fighting, and more than a million casualties on all sides.

Centenary of Australian WW1 conscription vote

28 October 2016

Australians rejected a move to introduce compulsory military service overseas in a referendum, or plebiscite, held on 28 October 1916.

Verdun, 100 years ago - France recaptures Fort Douaumont

24 October 2016

French colonial troops entered Fort Douaumont on 24 October 1916, ending an eight-month German occupation of the biggest of the Verdun fortresses. 

Mission Centenaire seeks WW1 Centenary projects for 2017

23 October 2016

French Centenary organisation Mission Centenaire has outlined major anniversary themes for 2017 as it invites next year's WW1 projects to apply for endorsement.

Leicester University remembers fallen soldier commemorated with its founding

15 October 2016

Archive material has uncovered one of the stories that inspired Leicester University's foundation as a 'living memorial' to the dead of the First World War.

Vigils remember Virginia's First World War soldiers.

03 October 2016

Vigils were held in Virginia on 17 September 2016 in memory of the US state's soldiers who served in the Great War.

'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.

Lincolnshire WW1 aviation project ready for take-off with UK lottery grant

26 September 2016

A centenary project in Lincolnshire has been awarded a £423,500 grant from the UK's Heritage Lottery Fund for a project highlighting the county's role in pioneering First World War aviation.

'The Price of a Mile' - exhibition honouring Somme doctors

16 September 2016

Booking is open for the London preview of a new exhibition paying tribute to doctors who administered anaesthetics and pain relief to the wounded at the Battle of the Somme.

'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.

WW1 minesweeping trawler wreck protected

05 September 2016

The  'exceptionally well-preserved' wreck of a trawler fitted out by the British Navy as a minesweeper during the First World War has been given special protection by the UK Government.

100 Years Ago Today: First German airship shot down over UK

03 September 2016

William Leefe Robinson became the first British pilot to shoot down a German airship over England in the early hours of September 3rd 1916.

100 Years Ago: Hindenburg & Ludendorff take over in German high command reshuffle

29 August 2016

Field Marshal Hindenburg and General Ludendorff took over command of the German Army on August 29th 1916, dominating Germany's military leadership for the rest of the First World War.

100 Years Ago Today: Romania enters First World War

27 August 2016

Romanian troops attacked Transylvania on August 27th 1916, opening a new front against Austria-Hungary in the Balkans.

'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.

'Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict' - Call for community-led projects

23 August 2016

Researchers based at King's College London are offering an opportunity to showcase community-led projects focussing on the colonial or dominion contribution to the First World 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.

'100 Cities' campaign to restore US war memorials for 2017 Centennial

04 August 2016

The US Centennial Commission and Chicago’s Pritzker Military Museum & Library have launched a new initiative ahead of next year’s centennial commemorations to restore old World War I monuments.

UK protects German U-boat wreck in the Channel

02 August 2016

The wreck site of a German submarine sunk off the Kent coast during the First World War has been given protected status by the British Government.

'India Remembers' - campaign to highlight Indian sacrifice since 1914

24 July 2016

A campaign 'to transform the culture of remembrance' in India has been launched in Delhi on the centenary of a noted Indian cavalry charge during the Battle of the Somme.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of the Somme

01 July 2016

One of the most controversial battles of the First World War started on July 1st 1916, with a massive British-led attack on German positions in the Somme region of Northern France.

'Wounded' - Somme Centenary exhibition explores WW1 medical advances

29 June 2016

Centenary News visits a new exhibition at the Science Museum in London, highlighting the medical challenges posed by the advent of industrialised warfare in 1914-18. 

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.

100 Years Ago: German offensives peak at Verdun

23 June 2016

French troops defending Verdun came under renewed pressure in June-July 1916 as the German Army made its closest advances to the town.

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. 

HMS Hampshire wreck surveyed off Orkney

20 June 2016

Marine archaeologists from the University of the Highlands & Islands have surveyed the wreck of HMS Hampshire, the British cruiser sunk in June 1916 with the loss of War Minister Lord Kitchener and most of the crew.

Centennial expansion for US WWI Museum

14 June 2016

The US National World War I Museum in Kansas City talks to CN's Patrick Gregory about plans for major expansion of its gallery space.  

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.

'Perspectives on the Somme' - Western Front Association Conference

11 June 2016

The Western Front Association will be commemorating the Battle of the Somme with a centenary conference in the UK on July 9th 2016.

100 Years Ago Today: Lord Kitchener & more than 730 die in HMS Hampshire sinking

05 June 2016

Britain's War Minister, Field Marshal Lord Kitchener, was killed at sea on June 5th 1916 soon after sailing from Orkney on a secret diplomatic mission to Russia.

100 Years Ago: Russia's Brusilov Offensive on Eastern Front

04 June 2016

General Aleksei Brusilov launched one of Russia's most successful attacks of the Great War on June 4th 1916, advancing against Austro-Hungarian forces in present-day Western Ukraine.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Jutland

31 May 2016

The British and German fleets fought the biggest naval battle of the First World War off the coast of Denmark on May 31st/June 1st 1916.

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.

100 Years Ago: The Sykes-Picot Agreement

16 May 2016

Britain and France concluded a secret deal in May 1916 for dividing the Middle East between them after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire.

Summer school to explore 'forgotten' Macedonia Front

16 May 2016

Applications are invited for an international summer school focussing on the Macedonian Front of the First World War from June 25-30th 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.

100 Years Ago Today: Siege of Kut ends in Ottoman victory

29 April 2016

The Ottoman Army captured the Mesopotamian town of Kut-al-Amara on April 29th 1916 when British-led forces surrendered after almost five months under siege. 

Flanders & US to work together on plans for American WW1 Centennial

28 April 2016

The Governmment of Flanders and America's World War I Centennial Commission are to work in partnership on plans for marking the centenary of America entering the Great War.

Centenary update: Jutland debate postponed at UK Navy Museum

27 April 2016

A Battle of Jutland debate - scheduled for May 9th 2016 at the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth - has been postponed.

100 Years Ago Today: Easter Rising starts in Dublin

23 April 2016

Republican groups launched a revolt against British rule in Ireland on Easter Monday 1916 (April 24th), seizing a number of key buildings in Dublin.

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.

Actor Hugh Dennis joins CWGC call to remember war dead commemorated in UK

13 April 2016

Centenary News reports from the launch of a Commonwealth War Graves Commission initiative encouraging the British public to explore 'forgotten' memorials in the UK during the Somme Centenary.

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.

'Forgotten Wrecks' project finds German WW1 warships in Portsmouth

01 April 2016

Archaeologists have identifed the remains of two German First World War destroyers in Portsmouth Harbour, home of Britain's Royal Navy.

Centenary study doubles New Zealand troop numbers at Gallipoli

31 March 2016

The number of New Zealanders who fought at Gallipoli is 'certain to have been more than 16,000', military historians in New Zealand say. 

100 Years Ago: Russia's Lake Naroch offensive against the German Army

18 March 2016

Russia attacked on the Eastern Front on March 18th 1916, in a failed attempt to ease German pressure on France at Verdun.

'Far From the Western Front' - project remembering South Asian WW1 soldiers

14 March 2016

Volunteers are being sought for a project in North London highlighting the stories of South Asian soldiers who fought for the Allies during the First World War.

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.

100 Years Ago Today - Fort Douaumont falls at Battle of Verdun

25 February 2016

French forces defending Verdun suffered a disaster on February 25th 1916, when the biggest of the fortresses fell to a few German troops without a fight.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Verdun starts

21 February 2016

A massive artillery bombardment on the morning of February 21st 1916 signalled the start of the German attack on Verdun, the longest single battle of the First World War.

100 years ago in Caucasus campaign - Erzurum falls to Russia

16 February 2016

Russian troops captured the fortress town of Erzurum on February 16th 1916, a month after launching a surprise midwinter offensive against Turkey.

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project holds conference for schools - March 2016

11 February 2016

The UK-based Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is holding a national conference for schools in Birmingham on March 14th 2016.

'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.

100 Years Ago Today: Britain passes law introducing conscription

27 January 2016

The British Parliament passed the Military Service Act on January 27th 1916, making single men aged 18-41 liable for call-up to fight in the First World War.

Japan and the First World War - London lecture

26 January 2016

Japan's role in the First World War will be the focus for a lecture in London, hosted by The Japan Society, on February 15th 2016.

The Great War in the Middle East - Sandhurst conference April 2016

20 January 2016

An international conference re-examining the origins, conduct and consequences of the First World War in the Middle East is to be held at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst from April 20th-21st 2016.

News of My Boy Jack? - Solving the mystery of John Kipling

19 January 2016

A century of mystery about the fate of author Rudyard Kipling's son, Jack, during the Battle of Loos in 1915 may have been solved, according to new research published by the Western Front Association. 

Call for papers: 'Beyond the Western Front - The Global First World War'

18 January 2016

The Centre for Hidden Histories in the UK is seeking contributions for a 2016 conference and community event, entitled Beyond the Western Front: The Global First World War.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: The Gallipoli campaign ends

09 January 2016

The last Allied positions were evacuated at Cape Helles on January 9th 1916, ending the controversial Gallipoli campaign.

'Tourism and the First World War 1914-2014' - Call for papers

08 January 2016

Researchers in France are seeking articles for a book about the history of tourism during and after the First World War in Europe.

'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.

Jutland Centenary naval lecture series for 2016 in London

06 January 2016

A series of lectures about the British navy in the First World World War will be held at the Army & Navy Club, London, to mark the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland. 

Centenary News countdown to First World War anniversaries in 2016

01 January 2016

Centenary News looks ahead to the some of the major First World War anniversaries which will be remembered in 2016.

100 Years Ago Today: Last Allied soldiers leave Anzac Cove & Suvla

20 December 2015

The withdrawal of Allied troops from Suvla and Anzac Cove on Turkey's Gallipoli peninsula was completed on December 20th 1915. 

100 Years Ago Today: Sir Douglas Haig takes over British command on the Western Front

19 December 2015

General Sir Douglas Haig succeeded Field Marshal Sir John French as commander-in-chief of British forces in France and Flanders on December 19th 1915.

100 Years Ago Today: British ministers order Gallipoli pull-out

07 December 2015

The British Government ordered the withdrawal of Allied troops from Anzac Cove and Suvla on December 7th 1915, signalling the end of the Gallipoli campaign.

100 Years Ago Today: Ottoman siege of Kut starts in Mesopotamia

07 December 2015

Ottoman troops trapped a British-Indian force in the town of Kut-al-Amara on December 7th 1915, heralding a siege that lasted almost five months. 

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project completes battlefield tours programme

06 December 2015

Staff and students from a Devon school in the UK have visited the battlefields of the Dardanelles on the third and final tour of a programme organised by the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project.

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.

100 Years Ago: Ottomans halt British/Indian advance in Mesopotamia

22 November 2015

British and Indian troops were halted in their march towards Baghdad at the Battle of Ctesiphon from November 22nd-25th 1915.

100 years Ago: UK War Minister backs Gallipoli pull-out & Churchill resigns

19 November 2015

Britain's War Minister, Lord Kitchener, visited Gallipoli and Winston Churchill left the Government in November 1915 amid fading support for the Dardanelles campaign.

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.

Italian conference to debate century of humanitarian crisis 1915-2015

30 October 2015

The fate of millions of First World War refugees will be explored at a conference in Italy from November 4-6 as Europe again struggles with a humanitarian emergency. 

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.

Gallipoli Centenary tour for Edinburgh school students

27 October 2015

Students from two schools in Edinburgh have visited the Gallipoli battlefields on a second tour organised by the UK-based Gallipoli Centenary Education Project.

Survey reveals WW1 Irish Sea shipwrecks

19 October 2015

Scientists have captured the 'most detailed images ever' of First World War shipwrecks in the Irish Sea, says Ulster University's Dr Ruth Plets who has led a survey marking the Centenary.

100 Years Ago: Gallipoli commander Sir Ian Hamilton ordered home

16 October 2015

General Sir Ian Hamilton, British commander-in-chief at Gallipoli, was recalled on October 16th 1915 amid arguments about the future of the campaign.

'The Major Battles of 1916' - Paris conference calls for papers

14 October 2015

The major First World War battles of 1916 will be the focus for an international conference hosted by French Centenary organisation Mission Centenaire 14-18 and its Scientific Council in June 2016.

100 Years Ago Today: Nurse Edith Cavell executed in occupied Belgium

12 October 2015

Edith Cavell, a British nurse working in Belgium during the First World War, was executed by the German occupation authorities on October 12th 1915.

Edith Cavell relative to speak at screening of 1928 film in Leeds

12 October 2015

A relative of Edith Cavell is to speak at a rare screening of Dawn, a silent film telling the story of the executed British nurse in occupied Brussels during the First World War.

100 years ago: Belgrade falls, Bulgaria enters war & Allies land at Salonika

09 October 2015

The Central Powers captured Belgrade on October 9th 1915 as the Allies launched a belated attempt to help Serbia by landing troops in neighbouring Greece.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: Kut falls to British/Indian force in Mesopotamia

28 September 2015

British and Indian forces captured the town of Kut al-Amara on September 28th 1915 during their advance up the Tigris Valley towards Baghdad.

 

100 Years Ago Today: start of 3 major Anglo-French offensives in Champagne, Artois and Loos

25 September 2015

The offensives that started on September 25th 1915 were the Second Battle of Champagne, the Third Battle of Artois and the Battle of Loos.

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.

'The Chimp Who Went to War' - family event at UK National Archives

20 September 2015

One of the more unusual operations of the First World War is the focus for a family event at the UK National Archives in London on October 3rd 2015.

Verdun Centenary - Project launches for French & German schools

16 September 2015

French and German school students are being invited to take part in a joint project reflecting on the historic significance of the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

100 Years Ago: Tsar Nicholas takes Russian supreme command

10 September 2015

Russia entered September 1915 with Tsar Nicholas II as the new commander-in-chief of his armies, replacing Grand Duke Nicholas, a fellow member of the royal family.

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.

'Scotland in the Great War' - WFA conference coming up in Dundee

16 August 2015

Scotland's contribution to the First World War will be featured at a Western Front Association conference in Dundee on September 19th 2015.

100 Years Ago Today: August offensive starts at Gallipoli

06 August 2015

The last major Allied offensive at Gallipoli was launched on August 6th 1915, with an attempt to break out of Anzac Cove and a British landing at Suvla Bay.

WW1 researchers invited to 'showcase' studies at UK National Archives event

05 August 2015

The National Archives is offering an opportunity to share recent First World War research at a September 2016 conference focussing on the Home Front. 

100 Years Ago: Warsaw falls to the German Army

04 August 2015

The German Army captured Warsaw on August 4-5th 1915 as part of an offensive against the Russians across the Eastern Front. 

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.

France: Projects invited to seek 'Centenaire label' for 2016

01 August 2015

France's Nord Département is inviting applications from local Great War projects seeking endorsement by the Centenary partnership, Mission Centenaire, in 2016.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Nasiriyah in Mesopotamia campaign

24 July 2015

British and Indian forces advancing into Turkish-ruled Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) took the town of Nasiriyah on July 24th 1915.

Brussels conference to debate 'impact of Great War on nations and nationalism'

15 July 2015

Academics gather in Brussels in October 2015 for an international conference focussing on the First World War as a key event in the development of the European nation state.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: the start of the First Battle of Isonzo

23 June 2015

On June 23rd 1915, Italy began the First Battle of Isonzo by launching an offensive from northeast Italy across the border into Austria-Hungary.

British Navy captures 3D images of Battle of Jutland wrecks

22 June 2015

Warships sunk during the Battle of Jutland in 1916 have been scanned with the latest sonar technology by Britain's Royal Navy ahead of next year's centenary.

Rare Zeppelin air raid warning 'mirror' saved on English coast

12 June 2015

A rare example of a First World War air raid warning system has been restored on England's North Sea coast after years of neglect.

Stirling marks centenary of Scottish soldiers landing at Gallipoli

04 June 2015

The Scottish city of Stirling hosts national commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division arriving in Gallipoli. 

100 Years Ago Today: Russians ousted from Przemyśl

03 June 2015

German and Austro-Hungarian forces recaptured the fortress town of Przemyśl in southern Poland on June 3rd 1915.

First Zeppelin raid on London remembered

01 June 2015

The first air raid on London during the Great War has been remembered with the unveiling of a new plaque on a house bombed by a Zeppelin 100 years ago.

100 Years Ago Today: First air raid on London

31 May 2015

A German Zeppelin bombed London for the first time on May 31st 1915, killing seven people.

100 Years Ago Today: Gallipoli truce to bury the dead

24 May 2015

A brief truce took place in the fighting between Anzac forces and Turkish troops at Gallipoli on May 24th 1915.

100 Years Ago Today: Italy enters the First World War

23 May 2015

Italy entered hostilities on the Allied side on May 23rd 1915, declaring war on the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

100 Years Ago Today: More than 200 British troops die in train disaster

22 May 2015

A troop train crashed in the worst rail disaster in UK history, near Gretna in Scotland, on May 22nd 1915.

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. 

100 Years Ago: Battle of Aubers Ridge - and a UK political crisis

10 May 2015

Britain launched a new offensive at Aubers Ridge on May 9th 1915, triggering a political crisis, the formation of a coalition government and a new munitions ministry under David Lloyd George.

100 Years Ago Today: Lusitania sunk by German U-boat

07 May 2015

The British transatlantic liner, Lusitania, was torpedoed by a German submarine on May 7th 1915, provoking American outrage at the deaths of neutral US passengers.

London lecture to examine lessons of 1918 flu pandemic

02 May 2015

The influenza pandemic which spread across the world with devastating results in the final months of the Great War will be discussed at a lecture in London on May 13th 2015.

100 Years Ago Today: Gorlice-Tarnów offensive starts against Russia

02 May 2015

German and Austro-Hungarian troops launched a joint offensive in Galicia (present-day Poland) on May 2nd 1915, achieving a major breakthrough against the Russian Army.

100 Years Ago Today: Allied troops land at Gallipoli

25 April 2015

One of the most controversial campaigns of the First World War began on April 25th 1915, when the Allied powers invaded the Gallipoli peninsula with the aim of knocking Turkey out of the war.

100 Years Ago Today: First lethal gas attack at Ypres

21 April 2015

Germany launched its only Western Front offensive of 1915 at Ypres on April 22nd, extensively using deadly chemicals for the first time.  

 

Sea of Crosses to be erected in cities across New Zealand for Anzac Day

21 April 2015

The Fields of Remembrance Trust is helping to create memorials in towns and cities across New Zealand. 

Irish in Gallipoli website launch: understanding the Irish story

20 April 2015

Century Ireland, a project led by RTÉ and Boston College, is launching a companion website dedicated to telling the story of the Irish in Gallipoli.

Turkish school project connects children with ANZAC families

16 April 2015

The school project, 'Two Trenches, One Letter', aims to educate students about the Gallipoli campaign and to promote the understanding of shared sacrifice between Turkish and Anzac families.

Public lecture to take place in Brussels on sinking of Lusitania – titled ‘A Century of Deceit and Denial’

14 April 2015

The lecture is taking place on May 7th 2015 – 100 years after the sinking of the liner. It is part of a series of lectures being organised to mark the Centenary of the First World War. 

Namibia explores impact of colonial South-West Africa campaign

11 April 2015

Museums in Namibia are developing an education project with UK funding to highlight how the First World War shaped the country's history.

Irish government launches year of commemorations for 1916 Easter Rising

07 April 2015

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny launches Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme to commemorate 1916 Easter Rising.

Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for March 2015

05 April 2015

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

100 Years Ago Today: Russians capture fortress of Przemyśl

22 March 2015

The Austro-Hungarian fortress of Przemyśl in Galicia (present-day Poland) fell to Russian forces on March 22nd 1915 after a siege lasting more than four months.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: Allied naval assault on the Dardanelles

18 March 2015

An armada of British and French warships attempted to force the Turkish Dardanelles Strait on March 18th 1915.

Gallipoli Centenary: talks, music & poetry in Ireland to remember 1915 campaign

17 March 2015

The Irish broadcaster, RTE, and organisers of the Hay literary festival in Kells are to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings with a programme of talks, music and poetry from April 24-26th 2015.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Neuve Chapelle

10 March 2015

Britain launched its first set-piece offensive on the Western Front on March 10th 1915, attacking the Germans at Neuve Chapelle in Northern France.

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.

Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for February 2015

03 March 2015

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

Australia hosts international Gallipoli conference in March 2015

19 February 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. 

Gallipoli education project features at student conference in Germany

17 February 2015

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.

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

16 February 2015

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

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.

100 Years Ago Today: Germany intensifies U-boat war

04 February 2015

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.

British minister launches battlefields legacy project for schools

02 February 2015

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.

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. 

Conference in The Hague to restage Versailles Treaty talks

02 February 2015

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.

Trunk discovery reveals British First World War soldier's story

27 January 2015

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.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Dogger Bank in the North Sea

24 January 2015

British warships sank the German cruiser, SMS Blücher, during the Battle of Dogger Bank on January 24th 1915.

Centenary Update: UK's first air raid victims honoured in Great Yarmouth

20 January 2015

The victims of the first air raid on Britain, carried out by German Zeppelins during the First World War, were remembered in the Norfolk town of Great Yarmouth on January 19th 2015.

100 Years Ago Today: first air raids on UK leave four dead

19 January 2015

Britain came under attack from the air for the first time on January 19th 1915, when German Zeppelins raided the Norfolk coast, killing four people.​

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. 

'Propaganda and War' - First World War Centenary exhibition in Istanbul

09 January 2015

The Centenary is being marked in Turkey with an exhibition of First World War Ottoman documents and memorabilia at Koç University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations in Istanbul.

British pupils visit Gallipoli as part of Centenary Education Project

07 January 2015

Pupils from a British school have visited Gallipoli as part of a new education programme marking the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings in Turkey in 1915.

Centenary News countdown to First World War anniversaries coming up in 2015

01 January 2015

Centenary News looks ahead to some of the major First World War anniversaries which will be remembered in 2015.

100 Years Ago Today: The Christmas Truce

25 December 2014

The historic ceasefires along the Western Front, today  remembered as the Christmas truce, started on Christmas Day 1914 when gunfire briefly gave way to gifts and greetings in 'no-man's land.' 

100 Years Ago Today: The First Battle of Champagne

20 December 2014

The First Battle of Champagne began on December 20th 1914 in the Champagne region of France. It was the first offensive by the Allies since initiation of trench warfare on the Western Front. 

'Trench Brothers' teaches schoolchildren about ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War

12 December 2014

'Trench Brothers' is a First World War project for UK primary schools focusing on the role of ethnic minority soldiers and introducing the war through specially designed cross-curricular activities and lessons. 

Blog talks of rethink about the role of the Indian soldiers in the First World War

10 December 2014

Shashi Tharoor, an author and member of the Indian National Congress, has written a blog about the 1.3 million Indian troops who served in the First World War.

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. 

Christmas truce: schools host UK & German envoys for memorial opening

08 December 2014

The German and UK Ambassadors to Belgium have unveiled a new memorial to the 1914 Christmas truce at a ceremony organised by students from British and German schools.

Christmas truce: British general wrote of 'extraordinary state of affairs' at the front

05 December 2014

A rare account of the Christmas truce has come to light in a newly discovered letter written by General Sir Walter Congreve on Christmas Day 1914.

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. 

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.

Dulmial: the Pakistani 'village with the gun' honouring 460 First World War soldiers

25 November 2014

The story of a small Punjab village's significant contribution to the British war effort in 1914-18 is being brought to a wider audience for the Centenary.

100 years ago: Battle of Łodz on the Eastern Front

24 November 2014

German and Russian troops fought a prolonged battle near the Polish city of Łodz in November 1914 as winter was setting in on the Eastern Front.

Christmas truce: British & German schools mark Centenary with joint memorial in Belgium

22 November 2014

A memorial to the Christmas truce, inspired by friendship between pupils from British and German schools, will be inaugurated in the Belgian town of Messines (Mesen) on December 6th 2014.

'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.

100 Years Ago Today: German cruiser hunt ends with Indian Ocean battle

09 November 2014

The pursuit of the German cruiser, SMS Emden, across the Indian Ocean during the First World War ended on November 9th 1914 when it was attacked by the Royal Australian Navy.

British Future study finds a ‘strong appetite’ for learning about WW1 history

06 November 2014

The independent think tank, British Future, says that ‘an appetite remains to learn more' about Britain’s First World War history.
 

Conference at Austrian Parliament pays tribute to the women of First World War

04 November 2014

A conference at the Austrian Parliament on October 30th 2014 heard a call for women to be remembered for their role in the First World War.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Coronel between British and German navies in the Pacific

01 November 2014

Britain's Royal Navy suffered its worst defeat in a century at the Battle of Coronel on November 1st 1914.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: Turkey goes to war

29 October 2014

The Ottoman Empire entered the First World War on October 29th 1914, when its navy attacked Russian ports on the Black Sea.

100 Years Ago: First Battle of Ypres starts

19 October 2014

The historic Belgian town of Ypres became the focus of a protracted battle between the Allied and German armies in the latter half of October 1914.

100 Years Ago Today: New Zealand troops leave for War

16 October 2014

The main body of New Zealand troops who enlisted to fight in the First World War sailed from Wellington on October 16th 1914.​

First World War Sikh and Commonwealth soldiers remembered at Leicester University

15 October 2014

Sikh and Commonwealth soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War will be remembered in a lecture series at Leicester University on October 18th 2014.

100 Years Ago Today: Lille occupied

13 October 2014

The French city of Lille fell to the German Army on October 13th 1914 after coming under attack in the fighting known as the 'Race to the Sea."

£92,000 UK lottery grant announced for project remembering Edith Cavell

13 October 2014

The story of the executed First World War Nurse, Edith Cavell, is to be told by the Cavell Nurses' Trust with a grant totalling almost £92,000 from the UK Heritage Lottery Fund.

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.

100 Years Ago Today: the start of the Battle of the Marne

05 September 2014

The Battle of the Marne started  on September 5th 1914 with French and British forces launching a counterattack against the German army.

100 Years Ago Today: the Battle of Mons between British and German forces

23 August 2014

The Battle of Mons on August 23rd 1914 was the first action seen by the British Expeditionary Force during the First World War.

 

Tahiti remembers the First World War in the Pacific

11 August 2014

Commemorations are taking place in French Polynesia today to mark the Centenary of general mobilisation for the First World War.

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.

'Great War/Great Read' - exploring classic writing of the First World War in Kansas City

29 July 2014

An American initiative encouraging people to explore the classic literature of the First World War is being launched in Kansas City by the National World War 1 Museum and Kansas City Public Library.

'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.

Centenary exhibition highlights Indian Army Sikhs who fought for Britain in the First World War.

25 July 2014

The UK Punjab Heritage Association is holding an exhibition commemorating 'the remarkable but largely forgotten contribution and experiences of Sikh soldiers' in the First World War.

RAF Museum in London offers rare personal look at First World War archives

23 July 2014

London's Royal Air Force Museum is offering a very rare chance for the public to view original First World War documents dating from 1914.

Centenary conference in Ottawa explores Canadian literature of the First World War

21 July 2014

The Canadian War Museum is marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War with an international conference devoted to Canadian literature of the period.

Student winners of Canadian War Museum awards praised for 'impressive understanding' of First World War

14 July 2014

The Canadian War Museum has announced the winners of an annual education award which in 2014 was devoted to the theme of Canada and the First World War.

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.

Historian Margaret MacMillan charts daily events leading up to the First World War for BBC Radio 4

27 June 2014

On the eve of the centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination, BBC Radio 4 is launching a daily programme charting the road to war in 1914.

New report considers the ambitions of teenagers from the First World War to the present day

26 June 2014

The National Citizen Service has published a new report which explores the ambitions of teenagers over the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

Report highlights teachers' concerns about "war fatigue" in classrooms

26 June 2014

A report which surveyed History and English teachers about how the First World War is taught and perceived has highlighted concerns about "war fatigue" in classrooms as the Centenary approaches.

United Nations agency calls for Centenary remembrance of lives lost at sea during First World War

24 June 2014

UNESCO is urging ships around the world to mark the Centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination on 28th June 2014, the event which triggered the First World War.

'First World War for Dummies' book published

09 June 2014

To mark the Centenary of the First World War, Dr Seán Lang, Senior Lecturer in History at Anglia Ruskin University, has written First World War for Dummies.

Centenary project results in new list of First World War dead in Sligo, Republic of Ireland

09 June 2014

Sligo County Council and the Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee are developing a peace themed project to mark the Centenary of the First World War entitled News from the Past.

Leading European archives to discuss their First World War exhibitions

09 June 2014

First World War exhibitions commissioned from the archives of leading European libraries will be discussed at a public event hosted by the Institut Français in London on 19th June 2014.

Chancellor Merkel opens special First World War Centenary exhibition in Berlin

03 June 2014

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has opened a special exhibition marking the Centenary of the First World War at the German Historical Museum in Berlin.

BBC Radio 3 to mark First World War Centenary with special programme season

30 May 2014

Two weeks of special programmes are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3, telling the story of the First World War through the music of the time.

Tank Museum marks the Centenary with a new exhibition and events

29 May 2014

The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, has opened its new First World War exhibition: Warhorse to Horsepower. It is also planning to commemorate the Centenary with cavalry, tank and air displays on the 4th August 2014.

Join leading writers in sending letters to an Unknown Soldier and create "snapshot" of First World War Centenary for future generations

23 May 2014

People are being invited to join leading writers in sending letters to an Unknown Soldier to express their feelings about the First World War and be part of a Centenary memorial.

Medals on show at The British Museum reveal German view of First World War

23 May 2014

As part of the First World War Centenary commemorations, the British Museum in London is looking at the German experience of the conflict with an exhibition of medals made by artists.

Book of First World War newspapers will teach children about the Centenary

22 May 2014

The UK’s largest private archive of historical newspapers is offering a free booklet of First World War newspapers to show how the conflict was reported at the time.

 

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. 

President of Portugal's Centenary Commission speaks to Centenary News

14 May 2014

The President of Portugal’s First World War Centenary Commission, Lieutenant-General Mário de Oliveira Cardoso, has spoken to Centenary News about his country’s plans to mark the Centenary.

Replica trench system to be constructed in New Zealand granted $156,000

13 May 2014

Plans to construct a First World War replica trench system to mark the Centenary of the conflict have received a $156,000 boost.

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project receives £100,000 Heritage Lottery Fund support

08 May 2014

A research project which will bring together young people from Britain, Australia, New Zealand, France, and Turkey to commemorate the Gallipoli Campaign has received £100,000 funding support.

Margaret MacMillan Lecture: 1914 was the "perfect storm" of circumstances for war, but conflict was not inevitable

02 May 2014

Margaret MacMillan has delivered the Boeing Commemorative Lecture 2014 at the Australian War Memorial, where she argued that the First World War was not inevitable and that the origins of the conflict still "haunt us".

Centenary News speaks to Taylor Downing, author of 'Secret Warriors'

30 April 2014

Centenary News' Books Editor, Eleanor Baggley, has spoken to author Taylor Downing about his latest publication, Secret Warriors.

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.

New Zealand announces $9.1 million lottery cash for First World War Centenary projects

22 April 2014

Eighty projects commemorating New Zealand's role in the First World War have been awarded NZ$ 9.1 million in the latest lottery grants.

University of Ulster: stories needed for First World War legacy project

21 April 2014

Researchers at the University of Ulster are encouraging community groups to take part in a major international research project on the First World War and its legacy.

France's Centenary Fund approves €1 million for First World War projects

08 April 2014

France's Centenary Fund has approved €1 million worth of funding support for 286 First World War Centenary projects.

From Street To Trench: IWM North explores impact of the First World War on North West England.

08 April 2014

An exhibition exploring the lives of people from the North West of England during the First World War has opened at IWM North in Manchester

New poll highlights many Canadians are unaware of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

08 April 2014

The Vimy Foundation has commissioned a new poll, carried out by Ipsos Reid, which shows that just under half of Canadians can correctly identify that the Battle of Vimy Ridge took place during the First World War.

'War and the Horse': English Heritage commemorates First World War Centenary

27 March 2014

The role of cavalry soldiers and their horses will be the focus for First World War Centenary commemorations in 2014 at historic sites cared for by English Heritage.

UK Centenary Minister: commemorations are opportunity to establish "educational legacy"

27 March 2014

At a recent conference on "Schools and the Great War Centenary: How Schools Should Best Prepare", academics, teachers and broadcasters considered how to mark the Centenary.

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.

World Poetry Day launch for international Centenary cultural events and performances

19 March 2014

The impact of the poetry and literature of the First World War is to be examined in a wide programme of international cultural events and performances.

First World War training trenches found in Northern Ireland

16 March 2014

Trenches used to prepare soldiers for the Western Front have been discovered at a British Army training ground in Northern Ireland.

Conference: 'The First World War: Local, Global and Imperial Perspectives', Australia

14 March 2014

The University of Newcastle in Australia is organising a conference considering the local, global and imperial perspectives of the First World War.

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.

Hidden Great War battlefield training site found on England's South Coast

07 March 2014

A practice battlefield used to train soldiers before they were sent to the Western Front has been discovered on England's South Coast after being hidden for decades in dense undergrowth.

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.

'Schools and the Great War Centenary' conference, Wellington College

27 February 2014

Wellington College in England is organising a conference entitled: 'Schools and the Great War Centenary: How Schools Should Best Prepare', with speakers including the UK's Special Representative for the Centenary, Sir Hew Strachan and Jeremy Paxman.

Belgian and German historians to discuss the First World War

25 February 2014

Belgian and German historians are set to discuss topics ranging from forced labour to cultural heritage during the First World War.

Whitehall debate hears call to challenge First World War myths

21 February 2014

Centenary News Deputy Editor, Mike Swain, reports from a debate held in Whitehall, London, on the First World War Centenary and whether it is relevant to our lives today.

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.

Letters written by students from First World War battlefields to their professor go on show

18 February 2014

Four letters written by students from the battlefields of the First World War to their history professor are to be seen in public for the first time in England.

British Council report "confirms low levels of knowledge about the international aspects of the First World War"

13 February 2014

The British Council has commissioned a report, entitled, Remember the World as well as the War, which states that the UK public has a "limited" knowledge of the First World War's global dimension and its legacy.

Royal Alexandra and Albert School plans First World War Centenary commemorations

11 February 2014

Schools across the world are planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. One such school in England is planning a series of events and projects.

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.

American scholars partner to create First World War education programme

10 December 2013

Virginia Tech, the University of North Carolina and The American Battle Monuments Commission have announced that they will create a "World War I focused education programme".

Two US organisations' education programme hailed as "America's first proactive step into the Centennial"

13 November 2013

Student News Net and Survivor Quest announce that they will collaborate in order to educate "every student in America" through multimedia about the First World War as the Centennial approaches.

Canadian War Museum seeks "to honour veterans and raise awareness of their sacrifices" as Centenary approaches

10 November 2013

The Canadian War Museum launches its fifth year of Operation Veteran, in order to "honour veterans and raise awareness of their sacrifices" and plans to expand the programme for the Centenary.

Wales' First Minister outlines Centenary plans including £850,000 for "educational legacy"

29 October 2013

The First Minister of Wales has officially launched the Framework Programme for Wales' Centenary plans: Wales Remembers 1914-1918.

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund provides £450,000 to UK Punjab Heritage Association for Centenary project

22 October 2013

The Heritage Lottery Fund has provided the UK Punjab Heritage Association with £450,000 for a Centenary project which will explore the role of Sikh soldiers during the First World War.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan addresses Belgo-British Conference about First World War Centenary

11 October 2013

The annual Belgo-British Conference, this year entitled “History and Reconciliation: Engaging a New Generation”, considers the First World War Centenary amongst a wide range of topics.

'Experiences of World War One: strangers, differences and locality' workshop, University of London

10 September 2013

The British Association for Local History and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies are organising a workshop about the First World War.

The Great War Underground conference, November 2013

01 September 2013

The Western Front Association and the National Army Museum in Britain are organising a conference entitled 'The Great War Underground'.

'Yorkshire and The Great War 100 year commemoration 2014–2018' seminar

14 August 2013

Leeds City Museum will host a seminar in September 2013 for groups and institutions which are planning to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War in Yorkshire.

'Dissent, Activism & Transformation in the World War I Era' conference, Georgian Court University, USA

09 August 2013

Georgian Court University in New Jersey, USA, is hosting a conference entitled 'Dissent, Activism & Transformation in the World War I Era' in October 2014.

International workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina: 'La Gran Guerra en un contexto global'

09 August 2013

An international workshop about 'The Great War and the Wider World' will take place at the Instituto de Historia Argentina y Americana "Dr. Emilio Ravignani" in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

British Poetry and the First World War international conference

08 August 2013

The English Association has announced that it will hold an international conference in September 2014 to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Evgeny Sergeev of the Russian Academy of Sciences tells Centenary News of the need to "renovate the historical memory of the First World War in modern Russian society"

31 July 2013

Professor Evgeny Sergeev speaks to Centenary News as the 99th anniversary of Germany's declaration of war on Russia approaches.

Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project & Northumbria University First World War lecture series

30 July 2013

The Tynemouth World War I Commemoration Project & Northumbria University have organised a series of First World War lectures, to be held at Northumbria University between Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Westminster Music Library 'Behind the Lines' Centenary project

20 July 2013

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, working with Westminster Music Library, will be delivering a year long project "inspired by the centenary of the First World War".

New book 'Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923' considers Ireland's Centenary

17 July 2013

A new book, Towards Commemoration: Ireland in War and Revolution, 1912-1923, considers Ireland's experience of the First World War and the Centenary.

Schoolchildren to record the names of all 62,000 soldiers on Australia's First World War Roll of Honour for Centenary

16 July 2013

News.com.au reports that the names and ages of all 62,000 soldiers on Australia's First World War Roll of Honour will be recorded by schoolchildren as a "vocal tribute" during the Centenary.

Northumberland Fusiliers Museum receives £300,000 grant from Heritage Lottery Fund for Centenary

03 July 2013

Heritage Lottery Fund has granted the Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, England, £300,000 to help it mark the Centenary of the First World War.

The Bible Society searches for "stories about the Scriptures within the context of World War 1"

30 June 2013

The Bible Society is calling on people to share stories or heirlooms relating to the Bible during the First World War in time for the Centenary.

UK Government announces battlefield visits for schoolchildren to mark First World War Centenary

10 June 2013

Further details have been released about plans to provide "student ambassadors" from schools in England and Wales the opportunity to visit First World War battlefields to mark the Centenary.

Flemish Peace Institute "Advice concerning the Centenary of the First World War and its message of peace" publication

04 June 2013

The Flemish Peace Institute publishes an English language "note" which provides advice on how to deliver commemorations for the Centenary of the First World War to "convey a message of peace".

Interpreting Telecommunications in the Great War: A workshop for museum interpreters, archivists and historians

21 May 2013

A workshop focusing on telecommunications during the First World War is to be held at the University of Leeds, England, on 28th June 2013.

Scottish schools receive funding for First World War battlefield visits

20 May 2013

A £1 million fund by the Scottish Government will help every secondary school in Scotland to cover the costs of sending students on educational visits to European battlefields to mark the Centenary.

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.

How interested are New Zealanders in the First World War?

13 April 2013

New Zealand's official Centenary programme, New Zealand WW100, has conducted a "benchmark survey" to gauge the interest of New Zealanders in the First World War and its Centenary.

New First World War Novel 'Harvard 1914' to be subject of talk by author at Harvard University

02 April 2013

A novel centred around the First World War will be the subject of talks at Harvard University and in London in April and May 2013.

Professor Simkins discusses the raising of Kitchener's Army and the First World War Centenary

27 March 2013

Professor Simkins, President of the Western Front Association, addresses Centenary Conference.

Northern Ireland Ulster Unionist Party Leader's call to mark Somme Centenary

25 March 2013

Mike Nesbitt, Party Leader of Northern Ireland's Ulster Unionist Party, states Centenary of the Battle of the Somme is an opportunity to educate schoolchildren and to help reconciliation efforts.

Peter Francis of the Commonwealth War Graves Commision speaks about education, memory and the Commission's role in the Centenary

22 March 2013

Centenary News' latest video upload from Centenary conference: speech by Peter Francis of the Commonwealth War Graves Comm.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan tells conference of hopes for "re-appreciation of the First World War as a global phenomenon" by 2018

18 March 2013

Professor Sir Hew Strachan, Oxford University, emphasises the importance of the First World War as a "global phenomenon".

Latest line-up of speakers at the 'Schools and the Great War Centenary' Conference at Wellington College, England

06 March 2013

Wellington College, Berkshire, England, has updated the agenda for its conference 'Schools and the Great War Centenary'.

‘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.

Country houses in Yorkshire, England, to organise exhibitions to mark the Centenary of the First World War

27 February 2013

The Yorkshire Country House Partnership announces that nine houses will work together to organise a series of exhibitions exploring conflict affecting the houses, including the First World War.

Britain’s Commonwealth War Graves Commission signs Centenary agreements with French and German counterparts

25 February 2013

The British Commonwealth War Graves Commission has signed agreements with its French and German counterparts to work in co-operation with them to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Australian Premier announces education grants & memorial restorations for Gallipoli Centenary

18 February 2013

Adelaide Now has reported that the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has pledged $15 million in school grants and war memorial restoration funds to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Articles & Blogs

November 7 1916 - Americans go to the polls in close Presidential race

07 November 2016

President Woodrow Wilson narrowly won a second term in November 1916 on a platform of 'He Kept Us out of War', reflects Patrick Gregory.

100 Years Ago Today: Battle of Lukigura in East Africa

24 June 2016

Inspired by the story of his soldier grandfather and the Kashmir Rifles, Andrew Kerr discusses the gruelling East Africa campaign on the centenary of the Battle of Lukigura.

America prepares to remember - US views of WW1 Centennial

10 June 2016

As the US National World War I Museum announces major expansion plans, Patrick Gregory asks if the approaching Centenary will raise American interest in the First World War.

Lt General Sir Frederick Stanley Maude – the 'unknown victor' in the Middle East

26 May 2016

The General who rebuilt British and Indian forces for the Mesopotamia Campaign after the fall of Kut in April 1916 is discussed by Paul Knight.

Centenary tribute to America's WWI pilots in France - April 20

18 April 2016

As the US and France prepare for a rededication ceremony to mark the centennial of a group of American pilots entering the First World War, Patrick Gregory looks back at the impact of the volunteer airmen. 

Centenary News focus on US First World War volunteers

14 April 2016

Patrick Gregory discusses how America's voluntary effort took shape in WW1, as a new exhibition opens at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

Trench Brothers Project: Focuses on the role of ethnic minority soldiers in WWI

19 February 2016

Helen Kelly, the Projects Coordinator at HMDT Music has sent Centenary News an update on their project: Trench Brothers. 

 

100 Years Ago: Lancastrians reformed as Britain's 55th Division on Western Front

14 January 2016

CN contributor Paul Knight tells the story of the British Army's West Lancashire Division, experienced Territorial soldiers reformed as the 55th Division in France in January 1916.

A soldier's story of the first hours of the Somme - rediscovered by local historian

19 December 2015

Former BBC journalist Howard Benson has unearthed the story of a British army tunneller who witnessed one of the enormous explosions launching the Battle of the Somme on July 1st 1916.

Kut-al-Amara: How & why the siege began

07 December 2015

General Sir Charles Townshend's controversial decision to stand against the Ottomans at Kut-al-Amara in December 1915 is discussed in this article by Major Paul Knight.

100 Years Ago: The Latvian Rifles go into battle on the Eastern Front

12 November 2015

Newly-formed Latvian units went into action with the Imperial Russian Army 100 years ago to resist a German push. Patrick Gregory has recently visited the Baltic, and tells the story of the Latvian Rifles. 

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.

Centennial Countdown Blog Posting for April 2015

28 April 2015

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

Leeds remembers Indian student who fought as Yorkshire volunteer

09 March 2015

Historians have shed new light on the story of the only Indian soldier among a group of Yorkshire volunteers who fought on the Western Front. Peter Alhadeff reports.

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.

Dulmial: the Pakistani 'village with the gun' honouring WW1 soldiers who fought for Britain

25 November 2014

A cannon displayed in the Pakistani village of Dulmial honours 460 soldiers who fought for Britain in the First World War. Dr Irfan Malik and Michael Noble tell the remarkable story.

 

 

100 Years Ago Today: The Lahore Division takes the field at Battle of Ypres

24 October 2014

Soldiers of the Lahore Division of Britain's colonial Indian Army went into action in Belgium for the first time on October 24th 1914. CN writer Christopher J. Harvie discusses a critical moment in the First Battle of Ypres.

The first English League footballer killed in action in 1914: told by the Western Front Association

13 October 2014

The Western Front Association tells the story of Larrett Roebuckthe first English League footballer killed in France 100 years ago.

'Enemy Aliens' - Canadian War Museum explores internment during First World War

06 October 2014

The story of thousands of people identified as 'enemy aliens' in Canada during the First World War is told in a special exhibition at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. 

Conference kicks off interest in commemorating America's role in World War One

18 August 2014

Allison Finkelstein writes about a kickoff Centennial Trade Show and conference which brought together people interested in commemorating America's involvement in World War 1

Your Loving Son: The Letters Home of Cuthbert H T Lucas 1914 - 1918

25 July 2014

History teacher Steve Warburton begins a series of articles, based on the diaries and weekly letters home of Cuthbert H T Lucas, which reveal  a unique perspective on the First World War from beginning to end.  

The Western Front Association East Coast Branch convenes its first event of the Centenary

26 June 2014

Dr. Jillian Davidson writes for Centenary News about the Western Front Association East Coast symposium - a biannual meeting of the American WFA.

Education in Germany before and after the First World War - part two

20 June 2014

Centenary News contributor Claire Wotherspoon continues her series on German education with an article on what happened in schools after the First World War

Historian's Centenary mission to find 10,000 World War One memorials across America

25 May 2014

Washington Art historian Mark Levitch has embarked on an ambitious Memorial Inventory Project to uncover the 10,000 or more American World War One memorials scattered across the country.

President of Portugal's Centenary Commission talks to Centenary News

14 May 2014

The President of Portugal’s First World War Centenary Commission, Lieutenant-General Mário de Oliveira Cardoso, has spoken to Centenary News about his country’s plans to mark the Centenary.

Power of theatre brings experiences of World War One to modern audiences

07 May 2014

An American theatre company has created a multi-media performance which bears witness to the cataclysmic events of World War One and pays tribute to the tragic losses of human potential on all sides.

'Consciously or unconsciously, the French have the Great War in their hearts'

06 May 2014

An article in The Irish Times highlights the arguments of France's pre-eminent First World War historian, Professor Jean-Jacques Becker, who believes that "consciously or unconsciously, the French have the Great War in their hearts".

Memorial book in church reveals tragic First World War sacrifices of families living in Belfast Shankill Road community

18 April 2014

A memorial book which lists the First World War killed and wounded from streets round the Shankill Road area of Belfast reveals the terrible impact on families in a small community.

 

97th anniversary of Vimy Ridge: The Vimy Foundation prepares for the Centenary

09 April 2014

Today marks the 97th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a battle considered a ‘coming of age’ for Canada.

Vimy Ridge: "The birth of a nation" - but how much do Canadians know about the battle?

08 April 2014

The Vimy Foundation has commissioned a poll, carried out by Ipsos Reid, to find out what Canadians know about the Battle of Vimy Ridge on its 97th anniversary.

How secondary schools can teach pupils to learn about First World War's legacy

28 March 2014

A report by Centenary News contributor Dr. Jillian Davidson on the recent conference in London: “Schools and the Great War Centenary: How Schools Should Best Prepare.”

e-books of letters of nine men killed in the First World War reveal their stories from the Front

23 March 2014

Private letters show the true feelings of men who died and tell the unfolding story of the First World War, explains Centenary News contributor Mark Tanner.

Letters written by students from First World War battlefields to their professor exhibited

18 February 2014

Mike Swain reports on a new exhibition of letters - written by students to their professor during the First World War - which is being held at the University of Manchester's John Rylands Library.

What does the British Council's report on global understandings of the First World War say?

13 February 2014

Centenary News highlights the key findings of the British Council's 'Remember the World as well as the War' report on understandings of the global dimesnion of the First World War.

Education in Germany before and after the First World War

02 February 2014

Centenary News contributor Claire Wotherspoon reports on the education system in Germany before the First World War and how it was changed by the conflict

Germany's youth "wants to learn more about the First World War"

20 January 2014

Deutsche Welle reports that an increasing number of people under the age of 30 in Germany - as much as 77% - would like to know more about the First World War, but the subject is "neglected" in schools.

The Last of the Many: Britain’s Surviving Warships of 1914-1918

18 December 2013

Centenary News Contributor Tom Hopkins tells the tale of three surviving ships from the British Navy that served during the First World War.

'World War I created a new culture of mourning'

19 November 2013

In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Professor Jay M. Winter explains how the First World War changed the culture of grieving, and how that legacy is present in modern day mourning.

First World War exhibitions in London during summer 2013

16 September 2013

Dr. Jillian Davidson writes for Centenary News about three London museums which are holding exhibitions related to the First World War.

1914-1918: The Palatinate in the First World War and its Centenary plans

30 August 2013

Dr. Ludger Tekampe of the Historical Museum of the Palatinate writes for Centenary News about the impact of the First World War in the Palatinate.

Professor Evgeny Sergeev interview on Russia and the Centenary

01 August 2013

Centenary News speaks to Professor Evgeny Sergeev, from the Institute of World History at the Russian Academy of Sciences about  the Centenary.

International Conference held on 'European-Jewish Literatures and World War I', Graz

01 July 2013

Dr. Jillian Davidson reports on an international conference focusing on “European-Jewish Literatures and World War I”, held at Graz University.

Organisations

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, establishes WW100 commemoration programme

20 November 2014

Launched earlier this year, the programme aims to commemorate the Newfoundlanders and Labradorians who died in the First World War.

Resources

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project launches

21 April 2015

The Gallipoli Association has launched a companion site to promote learning and international collaboration within schools - the Gallipoli Centenary Education Project.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission releases new archive records to researchers

29 January 2015

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

Villiers Park Educational Trust’s commemorates the First World War through extracts from CHIN-WAG Newsletter

29 January 2015

The magazine reveals the lives of Old-Etonians and the Eton Manor Old Boys.

Honest History provides resources for Australian history

06 November 2014

Honest History is a group of historians and others supporting the reinterpretation of Australian history. They say that their aim is to present "a more balanced viewpoint", during the Centenary of the First World War.

Russia's Great War & Revolution Online Resource

06 November 2014

Russia’s Great War & Revolution is an online resource about Russia’s experience of the Great war from 1914-1918, and the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917.

The Last Post provides mass participation project within communities

30 October 2014

The Last Post is a mass participation project involving communities across the UK, using music to remember the First World War.

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.

Margaret MacMillan Lecture: Choice or accident? The outbreak of the First World War

02 May 2014

Margaret MacMillan has delivered the Boeing Commemorative Lecture 2014 at the Australian War Memorial, where she argued that the First World War was not inevitable and that the origins of the conflict still "haunt us".

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.

Events

'The Price of a Mile' - Anaesthesia during the Battle of the Somme

13 October 2016

The Price of a Mile, an exhibition honouring doctors who gave anaesthesia and pain relief to wounded soldiers on the Somme, opened at the Anaesthesia Heritage Centre in London with a lecture by military medical historian Dr Emily Mayhew.  

Gallipoli Centenary Education Project Schools Conference

14 March 2016

The UK-based Gallipoli Centenary Education Project is holding a national conference for schools in Birmingham on March 14th 2016.

Jutland Centenary 2016: Programme of naval lectures in London

26 January 2016

A series of lectures about the British navy in the First World World War is being held at the Army & Navy Club, London, to mark the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland. 

Stirling remembers landing of Scottish soldiers at Gallipoli

04 June 2015

The Scottish city of Stirling hosts a national commemoration to mark the 100th anniversary of the 52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division arriving in Gallipoli. 

London lecture examines lessons of 1918 flu pandemic

13 May 2015

The influenza pandemic which spread across the world with devastating results in the final months of the Great War is discussed at a lecture in London on May 13th 2015.

Tank Museum in Dorset marks Centenary of Britain going to war

04 August 2014

To mark the Centenary of the United Kingdom's declaration of war on Germany, the Tank Museum in Dorset will be holding a day of events which will see cavalry, tank and air displays.

International historians to debate Sarajevo 1914 'the South Slav Question' at Southampton University

26 June 2014

Southampton University in the UK is marking the Centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination with an international conference from June 26-28 2014.

Author Tim Butcher speaks about Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassin, Gavrilo Princip

25 June 2014

Author and journalist, Tim Butcher, discusses The Trigger - his book about Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassin, Gavrilo Princip - at Southwark Cathedral in London.

Videos

'Above the Battlefield' - new videos explore Western Front from the air

20 November 2014

Military historian Paul Reed has started filming First World War battlefields from the air for his new website WW1 Revisited.

Lecture: 'Belgian Neutrality and the British Decision for War'

10 July 2014

As part of the 'Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary' lecture series, Terry Boardman considers the implications of the German invasion of Belgium and its impact on the British decision for war.

Opening of the Tank Museum's 'Warhorse to Horsepower' exhibition

29 May 2014

The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, has opened its new First World War exhibition to mark the Centenary of the conflict: Warhorse to Horsepower.

Margaret MacMillan Lecture: Choice or accident? The outbreak of the First World War

02 May 2014

Margaret MacMillan has delivered the Boeing Commemorative Lecture 2014 at the Australian War Memorial, where she argued that the First World War was not inevitable.

Hidden Great War battlefield training site found on England's South Coast

07 March 2014

Historian Dan Snow talks to Centenary News Deputy Editor, Peter Alhadeff, about a First World War practice battlefield  discovered in undergrowth on the south coast of England.

British Library hosts: 'The First World War: The Debate'

28 February 2014

The British Library has organised a debate focusing on the First World War in light of the upcoming Centenary, with a panel of academics discussing the conflict.

Plans for First World War Centenary discussed at Great War Conference

29 April 2013

From the 'Schools and the Great War Centenary' Conference, filmed by Centenary News, those speaking at the conference detail their thoughts and plans for the Centenary.

First World War Centenary: Celebration or Commemoration?

19 April 2013

A debate over the nature of the Centenary saw different perspectives came out during interviews carried out at the Great War Centenary Conference - held on Thursday 14th March 2013 at Wellington College.

Highlights from the March 2013 Wellington College Great War Centenary Conference

16 April 2013

Highlights from the Great War Centenary Conference, which Centenary News has been filming over the past few weeks, held on Thursday 14th March 2013 at Wellington College Berkshire.

Professor Simkins discusses the raising of Kitchener's Army & the Centenary

27 March 2013

In the latest video upload from the 'Schools and the Great War Centenary' Conference, filmed by Centenary News, Professor Simkins addresses the conference, held at Wellington College, Berkshire, on 14th March 2013.

Peter Francis of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission speaks at Centenary Conference

21 March 2013

Peter Francis, Head of External Communications at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission discusses education, memory and the role of the Commission in marking the Centenary of the First World War.

Professor Sir Hew Strachan's speech at Centenary Conference

20 March 2013

Professor Sir Hew Strachan tells a Centenary conference held at Wellington College of his hopes for "a re-appreciation of the First World War as a global phenomenon".

World War One Battlefields educational video for schools

07 December 2012

Rumble TV has produced an educational video about the First World War and war cemeteries to "raise awareness of the sacrifices made in war for the life we have today".

The story behind a First World War matchbox from Scotland

01 November 2011

The Creative Federation has uploaded a video about a matchbox from the First World War, which contained a note from a soldier to his family in Scotland.

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.

Books

A Game in Hell - The Great War in Russia

17 January 2015

Centenary News Review:  A Game in Hell is a stunning visual record of how Russia saw the First World War. Many of the posters, prints, cartoons and photos are published for the first time. Accompanied by expert commentaries, they are a valuable reminder that Tsarist Russia was among the main players in a war almost banished from history after the 1917 Bolshevik revolution.

To read the full description and review, click here.

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