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Remembering the SS Mendi - South Africa leads centenary tributes

22 February 2017

Centenary News reports from the Hollybrook Memorial in Southampton, where South Africa held a service on February 20, commemorating more than 600 troops lost in the sinking of the SS Mendi.

100 Years Ago: South African troops lost in SS Mendi disaster

21 February 2017

The troopship SS Mendi sank after a collision in the English Channel on 21 February 1917, claiming the lives of more than 600 South Africans being sent to the Western Front.

'Passchendaele Remembered' - 3rd Battle of Ypres Centenary events update

15 February 2017

The latest on commemorations coming up in Flanders in 2017 to mark the centenary of a WW1 campaign fought in some of the most atrocious conditions on the Western Front.

New Zealand marks Battle of Messines Centenary - June 2017

14 February 2017

New Zealand will hold events in Belgium on June 7 to commemorate its role in the Battle of Messines, a dramatic prelude to the main Allied offensive at Ypres in 1917.

France prepares for Battle of Chemin des Dames Centenary

10 February 2017

Commemorations will be taking place in the Aisne region at Easter to mark the centenary of the First World War battle that shook French morale to the core in April 1917.

WW1 Submarine Centenary: UK memorial wins added heritage protection

06 February 2017

Conservationists have upgraded the protected status of Britain's national memorial to submariners to safeguard its preservation for future generations.

Battle of Vimy Ridge Centenary - Canada pays tribute, April 2017

12 January 2017

Canada will hold ceremonies on 9 April 2017 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, the First World War victory seen as a defining moment for the country.

NZ's new Prime Minister visits WW1 battlefields in Belgium

10 January 2017

New Zealand's recently appointed Prime Minister, Bill English, has made an early visit to First World War memorials at the centre of Centenary commemorations in 2017.

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.

Munitions site protected in tribute to women killed in WW1 blast

20 October 2016

The UK Government has protected the site of a First World War munitions factory in Leeds where 35 women were killed in an explosion in December 1916.

US Centennial Commission signs partnership deal with Belgium

04 October 2016

America's WWI Centennial Commission and the Belgian Federal Government have signed an agreement to 'share experience, knowledge and technical means' ahead of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of US entry into the First World War.

Somme Centenary events in France honour New Zealand's Fallen

19 September 2016

New Zealand held a series of commemorations in France on 15 September 2016 to mark the centenary of the New Zealand Division joining 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.

Somme Centenary - New Zealand remembers at Longueval Sept 15

07 September 2016

Prince Charles is to join New Zealanders in France next week for commemorations honouring those who fought at the Battle of the Somme a century ago.

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.

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.

Battle of Chemin des Dames Centenary 2017 - Aisne call for projects

01 August 2016

Centenary News looks ahead to a significant French anniversary, as the Aisne region prepares for commemorations marking the Battle of the Chemin des Dames, also known as the Nivelle Offensive and the Second Battle of the Aisne.

Three unknown soldiers buried as Australia marks Pozières Centenary

26 July 2016

Australia has remembered its first action on the Somme with commemorations on July 23rd marking the Battle of Pozières in the summer of 1916.

Australia honours the Fallen at Fromelles

25 July 2016

Australia is holding commemorations in Northern France marking the first major battles fought by its forces on the Western Front a century ago.

Somme Centenary: Memorial honouring all South Africans unveiled at Delville Wood

19 July 2016

President Jacob Zuma inaugurated a new memorial at Delville Wood on July 12th 2016 honouring South Africans of all races who fought in the First and Second World Wars.

More photos of Manchester's Somme commemorations

03 July 2016

More photos from Centenary News of the UK national commemorations in Manchester marking the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme on July 1st 2016.

Royal family join Newfoundland tributes to 'defining moment' on the Somme

03 July 2016

Princess Anne attended Newfoundland's centenary commemorations on July 1st 2016 remembering soldiers of the Newfoundland Regiment who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

Somme Centenary - UK national commemorations in Manchester

03 July 2016

Centenary News reports from Manchester on the day the city hosted Britain's national remembrance ceremonies for the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Somme Centenary – British & French leaders attend National Commemorative Event at Thiepval Memorial in France

03 July 2016

The British National Event to remember the Battle of the Somme was held in front of the Thiepval War Memorial during the morning of July 1st 2016 – 100 years after the start of the battle.

Focus on Scotland's Centenary Vigil for the Somme

30 June 2016

Descendants of Battle of the Somme soldiers are playing a central role in commemorations at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle.

Vigils tonight mark eve of Somme Centenary

30 June 2016

Public vigils take place across Britain tonight to reflect on the hours leading up to the start of the Battle of the Somme a century ago.

Somme Centenary: UK two-minute silence on July 1

27 June 2016

Britain will observe two minutes of silence at 7.28 am on Friday July 1st 2016, marking 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

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. 

Jutland - Scotland to mark Centenary on Firth of Forth

12 May 2016

A ceremony has been held on the Firth of Forth to launch Scotland's national commemorations for the Battle of Jutland Centenary.

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.

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.

UK call for nationwide vigils to mark Somme Centenary

07 April 2016

Cities, towns and villages across Britain are invited to hold their own tributes in summer 2016 to mark 100 years since the start of the Battle of the Somme.

Easter ceremonies in Ireland remember 1916 uprising against British rule

27 March 2016

Big crowds lined the streets of Dublin on Easter Sunday (March 27th 2016) for commemorations marking the centenary of the Easter Rising during WW1.

Somme Centenary - Update on UK national commemorations in Manchester

10 March 2016

Tickets have been released for a free concert to be held in Manchester on July 1st as part of the UKs national day of commemorations in the city marking the Battle of the Somme Centenary.

Latest Manx WW1 stamps mark Somme & Jutland Centenaries

29 February 2016

Stamps remembering the Battles of the Somme and Jutland have been released by the Isle of Man Post Office in its latest issues marking the First World War Centenary.

Britain's Verdun Centenary tribute to French war memorials

24 February 2016

Three memorials in the UK dedicated to the bravery and sacrifice of French First World War soldiers have been given added conservation status to mark the centenary of the Battle of Verdun.

British royal family to attend Somme Centenary events in UK, France & Canada

17 February 2016

Buckingham Palace gives first details of the Somme Centenary commemorations to be attended by Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the British royal family in summer 2016.

France prepares for Verdun Centenary - February 2016

08 February 2016

France embarks on a year of commemorations in February 2016, marking the Centenary of the Battle of Verdun. 

Western Front centenary focus for New Zealand in 2016

04 February 2016

New Zealanders who fought at the Battle of the Somme will be remembered during the country's 2016 programme of international First World War commemorations focussing on France and Belgium.

UK acts to keep Lawrence of Arabia's dagger and robes

03 February 2016

The British Government has placed temporary export bans on a dagger and traditional robes worn by Lawrence of Arabia in the hope of finding a buyer to keep them in the UK.

Winning US World War I Memorial design unveiled in Washington

29 January 2016

America's Centennial Commission has announced the winning design for Washington's national memorial to US soldiers who fought in the First World War.

Former US envoys to advise WWI Centennial Commission

15 January 2016

The US World War One Centennial Commission has formed a Diplomatic Advisory Board to help with its mission of commemorating Americans who served in the First World War.

Finalists' designs for new US World War I Memorial showcased in Washington

15 December 2015

America's Centennial Commission is exhibiting the finalists' entries in the design competition for the planned National World War I Memorial in Washington.

Jutland Centenary: Descendants invited to UK commemorations

11 December 2015

Relatives of First World War sailors are invited to attend Britain's commemorations in Orkney marking the centenary of the Battle of Jutland in 2016.

French memorial planned for New Zealand capital Wellington

09 December 2015

The ties forged between France and New Zealand during the First World War are to be commemorated with a monument in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

UK Remembrance Sunday: Big Ben lit with poppies & 1915 battles

09 November 2015

Poppies have again been screened onto the UK Parliament's BIg Ben clock tower for Remembrance Sunday, focussing this year on the battles of 1915.

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.

President of Mali honours the fallen at Verdun

25 October 2015

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has visited Douaumont to remember soldiers from Mali who were killed fighting for France at the Battle of Verdun in 1916.

Niue Pacific islanders who served New Zealand in WW1 remembered

20 October 2015

The war effort of the small Pacific island of Niue is being remembered, a century after 150 men sailed to join New Zealand's forces in 1915.

Battle of Jutland Centenary 2016 - UK Government announces plans

13 October 2015

British and German ships are to lay wreaths in the North Sea and Orkney will host commemorations as part of the UK's plans, announced today, to mark the Battle of Jutland Centenary on May 31st 2016.

Somme Centenary ticket ballot opens

28 September 2015

An online ballot opens today (September 28th 2015) for tickets to attend next year's Thiepval commemorations marking the Battle of the Somme Centenary.

Battle of Loos 1915 - Scotland's tribute to the fallen in Dundee

26 September 2015

Centenary News reports from Dundee on Scotland's commemorations, attended by Prince Charles and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, marking the Centenary of the Battle of Loos. 

Prince Charles and First Minister to join Scotland's Battle of Loos tribute

18 September 2015

Prince Charles and Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, are to attend the Battle of Loos centenary commemorations in Dundee on September 26th 2015.

Finalists named for US World War I memorial design contest

24 August 2015

The US World War One Centennial Commission has announced the five finalists for the competition to design a national memorial to America's First World War troops.  

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.

$40 million project to 'complete original vision' for Sydney's Anzac Memorial

22 July 2015

The New South Wales Government has unveiled plans for the redevelopment of the Anzac Memorial in Sydney, including a new water feature and educational centre.

Gallipoli submariner VC remembered in Scotland

18 July 2015

Britain's Royal Navy has paid tribute to Lieutenant Commander Martin Dunbar-Nasmith, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Gallipoli Campaign.

Budapest exhibition opens for Great War Centenary

13 July 2015

Hungary's role in the First World War is explored in a Centenary exhibition which has opened in Budapest.

Tribute to first UK merchant sailor awarded the Victoria Cross in WW1

07 July 2015

Centenary News reports from a ceremony in London honouring the first British merchant seafarer to win the Victoria Cross during the Great War. 

Extra £4 million in UK lottery funding for First World War local heritage projects

06 July 2015

The UK's Heritage Lottery Fund is making an extra £4 million available for community projects exploring, conserving and sharing local heritage of the First World War.

Centenary News update on Somme 2016 ticket ballot

02 July 2015

The UK Government says 8,000 free tickets will be balloted for next year's commemorations at Thiepval marking the Battle of the Somme Centenary.

Somme Centenary 2016 - UK announces ballot for Thiepval tickets

01 July 2015

On the 99th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, a ballot has been announced for next year's Centenary commemorations at the Thiepval Memorial in France.

Centenary News Lookahead: Battle of Jutland

16 June 2015

Centenary News responds to readers' questions about plans to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland with a preview of what we know so far about commemorations planned for May/June 2016.

Verdun Centenary - France remembers on May 29 2016

16 June 2015

France will hold international commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Verdun, one of the longest and bloodiest actions of the First World War, on May 29th 2016.

US launches design contest for World War l Memorial in Washington

09 June 2015

The US World War One Centennial Commission has launched a design competition for a national memorial to American troops who fought in the First World War.

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. 

Italian President leads commemoration of country's entry into First World War

25 May 2015

President Sergio Mattarella attended commemorations in Rome and Fiuli Venezia Giulia to mark the 100th anniversary of Italy's entry into the First World War on May 24th 2015.

Centenary Update on remembering the Gretna troop train crash

12 May 2015

Princess Anne will attend commemorations in Scotland in May 2015 marking the centenary of the Gretna disaster which killed more than 200 troops leaving for Gallipoli.

Gallipoli war memorials in England given added status

11 May 2015

War memorials associated with the Gallipoli campaign have been given additional protected status by conservation body Historic England.

Gallipoli Centenary: summary of major events today & tomorrow

24 April 2015

A Centenary News overview of major national and international events taking place today (April 24th 2015) and tomorrow (Anzac Day) to mark the 100th anniversary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli.

Gallipoli: Veterans' relations travel to Turkey for Centenary tribute

21 April 2015

Fifteen descendants of veterans who took part in the Gallipoli campaign are travelling to Turkey this week to attend the  commemorations marking the centenary of the Allied landings in 1915.

War memorial park opening launches Wellington's centenary Anzac Week

20 April 2015

New Zealand has opened its new Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington, launching a week of commemorations in the run-up to the Gallipoli centenary on April 25th 2015.

Royal Air Force Museum receives £2.5 million grant to fund centenary programme

16 April 2015

The Royal Air Force Museum has been awarded a £2.5 million grant to support its programme of centenary events.

India's Prime Minister pays tribute at Neuve Chapelle Memorial

12 April 2015

The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, saluted the sacrifice of India's First World War soldiers during a visit to Neuve Chapelle in France on April 11th 2015. 

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.

Centenary Update: Irish President leads Lusitania tributes on May 7

09 April 2015

Full details have been announced of commemorations taking place in Ireland in May 2015 to mark the centenary of the British ocean liner, Lusitania, being sunk by a German submarine.

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.

Gallipoli Centenary April 25 - events preview, one month to go

26 March 2015

Final preparations are being made for ceremonies around the world on April 24th/25th 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in Turkey.

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.

India honours its First World War soldiers

11 March 2015

India's President and Prime Minister have led Centenary tributes in Delhi to the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought on the Allied side in the First World War.

Neuve Chapelle Centenary: Britain's tribute to Indian forces

10 March 2015

As well as India's Centenary commemorations, Britain also honoured the First World War role of Indian soldiers on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle.

Britain pays tribute to First World War Victoria Cross winners from overseas

09 March 2015

First World War holders of the Victoria Cross born overseas are remembered on 145 commemorative paving stones, unveiled at the UK's National Memorial Arboretum on March 5th 2015.

Gallipoli Centenary: Royal dates in UK and Turkey announced

09 March 2015

Queen Elizabeth and senior members of the Royal Family are to attend ceremonies on April 25th 2015 marking the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

 

Centenary surge of visitors to Flanders

04 March 2015

The number of tourists visiting West Flanders almost doubled in 2014, as the First World War centenary commemorations got under way. 

Gallipoli Centenary: Wellington's Anzac Week events unveiled

28 February 2015

New Zealand has announced plans for an 'historic' week of Anzac commemorations in Wellington to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, starting on April 18th 2015.

Appeal finds family of Royal Navy's first Great War Victoria Cross winner

24 February 2015

A public appeal in the UK has successfully traced descendants of the first member of the Royal Navy to receive the Victoria Cross during the First World War.

Armenia makes Centenary call for Turkey to recognise 1915 killings as genocide

09 February 2015

Armenia issued a Centenary declaration on January 29th 2015, repeating demands for Turkey to recognise the killing of Armenians during the First World War as genocide.

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. 

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.

Parliament of New South Wales presents new exhibition

02 February 2015

The Parliament of New South Wales is marking the Centenary with a free public exhibition titled 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs', exploring the political aspects of the Great War. 

Wilfred Owen’s home given special status on National Heritage List

21 January 2015

The last permanent home of the celebrated First World War poet, Lieutenant Wilfred Owen MC, has been listed as a Grade II protected building by British Heritage Minister Ed Vaizey.

Descendants of Gallipoli campaign invited to take part in London commemoration event

20 January 2015

Descendants of the Galipoli campaign have been invited by the British government to take part in a commemoration event - to be held in London in April 2015

Fiji holds commemoration for World War I Contingent

16 January 2015

President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau led a commemoration ceremony on December 31st 2014 in honour of the Fijians who served in World War I. 

Scotland to mark Centenary of First World War troop train disaster in 2015

14 January 2015

The worst rail crash in UK history will be remembered as part of Scotland's First World War Centenary commemorations in 2015.

Christmas truce single 'All Together Now' enjoys tax break

21 December 2014

The UK Government has announced that VAT (Value Added Tax) will be waived on sales of the Christmas truce charity song 'All Together Now.'

UK to pay back outstanding First World War debt

03 December 2014

The British government has announced that it will repay all of the nation's outstanding First World War debt in 2015.

Britain honours First World War Victoria Cross soldiers in Pakistan

16 November 2014

The British Government has unveiled a plaque in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, honouring three soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. 

Centenary update: France opens international memorial to the Great War fallen on Armistice Day

14 November 2014

A new memorial uniting the names of all soldiers killed in the north of France during the First World War was inaugurated by President François Hollande at Notre-Dame-de-Lorette on Armistice Day, November 11th, 2014.

Armistice Day: International First World War memorial opens in France

11 November 2014

The 96th anniversary of the Armistice today is being marked in France with the inauguration of a new memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette, near Vimy.

Tower of London poppies - some will stay throughout November 2014

08 November 2014

Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, announces today that some of the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London will stay on view until the end of November 2014, before starting a First World War Centenary tour.

UK honours Indian soldiers who fought for Britain in First World War

02 November 2014

British ministers have led tributes to Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War at ceremonies in Delhi and London.

German Chancellor pays Centenary tribute in Belgium

29 October 2014

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, paid tribute to all victims of the First World War at international commemorations in Belgium on October 28th 2014.

Major Centenary events coming up today: Belgium

27 October 2014

The Belgian Federal Government hosts international commemorations in Flanders on October 28th 2014 as part of its First World War Centenary programme. 

Latest news from 'Light Front' - Belgium remembers the Centenary by torchlight

18 October 2014

Centenary News reports from 'Light Front', the torchlight event in Western Flanders on October 17th 2014, remembering the First World War battles which engulfed the region 100 years ago.

Update on 'Light Front'- tonight's torchlight Western Front commemoration in Belgium

17 October 2014

More details have been released of 'Light Front' - the torchlight remembrance event taking place on the former Western Front in Belgium tonight (October 17th 2014).

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.​

Ireland to take part in UK Cenotaph service on Remembrance Sunday

15 October 2014

The Irish Government will a wreath for the first time at the Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday ceremony in London on November 9th 2014.

New Zealand marks centenary of occupying Samoa

02 September 2014

New Zealand has held commemorations to mark the occupation of Samoa at the start of the First World War.

Kenya remembers start of East Africa campaign in 1914

01 September 2014

The spread of the First World War to East Africa has been remembered with a series of Centenary events in Kenya.

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.

Ministers lead tributes at laying of first Victoria Cross paving stones

27 August 2014

Tributes have been paid to First World War holders of the Victoria Cross at ceremonies to mark the laying of the first commemorative paving stones in their honour.

August 2nd 2014: Luxembourg marks Centenary of German invasion in 1914 today

02 August 2014

Sirens will sound across Luxembourg today to remember the start of the German occupation 100 years ago.

August 1st 2014: Bells ring across France today to mark centenary of mobilisation for war

01 August 2014

Bells will be rung at public buildings in France today to mark the 100th anniversary of the country's general mobilisation for the First World War.

The Somme holds photo contest to capture the commemorative spirit of 2014

29 July 2014

The Conseil Général de la Somme in France is holding a photography competition as part of its First World War Centenary commemorations.

First World War Centenary: key events coming up in August 2014

27 July 2014

Centenary News provides an update of events being held globally in August 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

July 27: Italy launches global music event to remember Europe's last hours of peace on this day in 1914

27 July 2014

Music remembering the last day of peace in Europe in 1914 will be performed around the world today (July 27th 2014) as part of the Italian Government’s First World War commemorative programme.

Sirens to sound across Luxembourg for First World War Centenary on August 2 2014

23 July 2014

The Luxembourg Government has announced that sirens will sound across the country on August 2nd 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

'We will remember them' - UK announces themes for Centenary commemorations on August 4 2014

22 July 2014

Britain has set out more details of a national day of commemoration on August 4th 2014 to mark the Centenary of its entry into the First World War. 

 

Details of £5 million fund to ensure First World War memorials are "fitting tributes to the fallen" announced

08 July 2014

The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, have given further details of a £5 million fund to preserve First World War memorials.

Executed nurse Edith Cavell to feature on UK First World War Centenary coin

05 July 2014

Edith Cavell, the British nurse executed during the First World War, is to be commemorated on a new £5 Centenary coin.

Crowd gathers for the Assassination Anniversary in Sarajevo street

28 June 2014

The Editor of Centenary News reports from Sarajevo on how the city marked the moment when the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.

Events in Sarajevo mark the Centenary of the Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand

28 June 2014

The assassination of the Archduke on June 28th 1914 was remembered today in series of events in Sarajevo.  

Centenary Countdown: key dates coming up to mark 100th anniversary of the First World War

27 June 2014

Centenary News lists the major commemorations taking place in July and August 2014 to mark the outbreak of the First World War 100 years ago.

Britain tells France to "refrain from displaying European Union flags" during Centenary

26 June 2014

The Telegraph reports that Britain has privately told France to refrain from displaying the EU flag during Centenary commemorations.

Serbian President will not go to Sarajevo for Centenary of Archduke's assassination

26 June 2014

Serbia's President, Tomislav Nikolić, has announced that he will not mark the Centenary of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination in Sarajevo this Saturday.

German President hosts international First World War Centenary debate in Berlin

21 June 2014

German President Joachim Gauck has invited international historians to Berlin for a day of remembrance and discussion of the First World War and its legacy.

Australia and Canada to mark First World War Centenary

17 June 2014

Australia's Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has announced that his country and Canada will co-operate to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Ship painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the First World War Centenary

13 June 2014

The ship Edmund Gardner, moored in Liverpool, has been painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

First World War Centenary to be marked in Scotland with service at Edinburgh Castle

12 June 2014

A drumhead service will be held at Edinburgh Castle to mark the Centenary of the First World War in Scotland.

British Ambassador to Norway plants poppy seeds to mark First World War Centenary

29 May 2014

The British Ambassador to Norway, Jane Owen, has sown poppy seeds in the gardens of the British Embassy, with the aim that they will bloom in August 2014 to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Germany announces plans to donate stained glass windows to Reims Cathedral to mark Centenary

16 May 2014

Germany's Foreign Minister has announced his country's intention to present six stained glass windows to Reims Cathedral to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

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.

Gimmicks are insulting First World War Centenary, says historian

08 May 2014

A warfare historian has claimed events lined up to mark the Centenary of the First World War, such as a football match backed by Prince William, are gimmicks which are insulting to the heroism and horrors experienced by those who gave their lives.

 

Turkish PM offers "condolences" for the "events of 1915", while Armenia accuses Ankara of "genocide denial"

07 May 2014

On the 23rd April 2014, Turkey’s Prime Minister offered his “condolences” to Armenians who had family members that died during what the Prime Minister described as “the events of 1915”.

Members of the European Parliament take part in First World War Centenary debate

16 April 2014

MEPs have marked almost a century since the outbreak of the First World War with a debate in the European Parliament today.

Prince Charles and Camilla to take part in Canadian Centenary commemorations

12 April 2014

Details of the upcoming tour of Canada by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been released.

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.

British and Irish ministers lay foundation stone for Cross of Sacrifice at Glasnevin Cemetery

01 April 2014

British and Irish ministers have laid the foundation stone for the Cross of Sacrifice which will be constructed at a Dublin cemetery.

Moscow announces plans for restoration & construction of new First World War memorials

30 March 2014

Moscow City Government's Department of Cultural Heritage is developing plans to renovate existing First World War memorials and to construct new ones in preparation for the Centenary.

New board to oversee Anzac Centenary Public Fund

18 March 2014

It has been announced that a new five member board will oversee the operation of Australia's Anzac Centenary Public Fund.

European leaders to mark First World War Centenary with summit in Ypres

12 March 2014

European Union leaders will open their June summit in the Belgian city of Ypres to commemorate the Centenary of the the start of the First World War.

Italian regional president calls for commemoration of Austro-Hungarian soldiers

10 March 2014

The President of the Italian Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Deborah Serrachiani, has called for soldiers who fought for Austria-Hungary - who came from what is now Italian territory - to be commemorated.

Archive of Serbia opens new exhibition to mark First World War Centenary

09 March 2014

The Archive of Serbia - the country's national archive - has opened a new exhibition to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Ice sculpture at Canada's Winterlude commemorates First World War Centenary

08 March 2014

An ice sculpture of a First World War Canadian "troop train" was unveiled at the annual Winterlude ice sculpture illumination ceremony in Ottawa this February.

German MP calls lack of plans to mark the First World War Centenary a "scandal"

03 March 2014

Sevim Dağdelen, MP for the German political party Die Linke - 'The Left' - has criticised Germany for a lack of plans to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.

Australia's First World War naval campaign to be marked with major museum project

07 February 2014

Australia is to pay tribute to the role of its navy, with a new building at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney promising visitors a "dynamic and interactive" experience.

Queensland Government launches official commemorative programme for Centenary

04 February 2014

The Australian state of Queensland has launched its five year commemorative programme to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Applications for 2015 Anzac Day Gallipoli ticket ballot close

31 January 2014

Applications to take part in a ballot for tickets to attend Gallipoli for the Anzac Centenary in 2015 have closed.

UK announces 'Last Post' mass participation music project for Centenary

26 January 2014

The UK's Communities Secretary has announced that a mass participation music project for 300 communities will take place in every year of the Centenary.

1914 - The Middle of Europe: The Rhineland and the First World War

20 January 2014

1914 - Mitten in Europa: Das Rheinland und der Erste Weltkrieg has been established by the Rhineland Regional Council (LVR) to mark the Centenary of the First World War in the region.

French and German Presidents to mark Centenary in Alsace on August 3 2014

19 January 2014

Centenary News learns that Germany's President, Joachim Gauck, will join French President François Hollande in Alsace to mark the Centenary of the start of the First World War.

British Government accused of "whitewash" in favouring Centenary commemorations for "New Commonwealth" over Australia

09 January 2014

Australia's The Daily Telegraph states the UK Government may "downplay" the role of Australian forces during the First World War.

'Martyrs' Memorial March': Turks commemorate Battle of Sarikamish

05 January 2014

Thousands of Turks are taking part in a march which commemorates the First World War Battle of Sarikamish.

Emilia-Romagna region of Italy prepares to commemorate First World War Centenary

03 January 2014

A bill submitted at the end of 2013 seeks to “raise awareness & disseminate information about the events, people & places of memory associated with the First World War” in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Italian Senate passes Stability Law: Centenary funding confirmed

25 December 2013

The Italian Senate has passed the country's Stability Law, setting out the country's budget for 2014.

German War Graves Commission plans youth exchange programme with Italy for Centenary

21 December 2013

The German War Graves Commission is planning a "youth exchange" programme for Germans and Italians, focusing on Germany's largest First World War PoW camp.

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.

South African artist's work "The Lost Men France" to remember soldiers killed on the Somme

13 December 2013

An installation by contemporary South African artist, Paul Emmanuel, will be displayed on the Somme as part of France's First World Centenary Commemorations.

British Prime Minister announces that Commonwealth VC winners will be honoured during Centenary

18 November 2013

The British PM, David Cameron, has announced that Commonwealth soldiers who fought during the First World War and were awarded a Victoria Cross will be honoured during the Centenary.

British Parliament debates First World War Centenary plans

09 November 2013

The BBC's Democracy Live service has provided coverage of a debate in the British Parliament about the Centenary of the First World War.

President Hollande announces French Government's plans for the Centenary

08 November 2013

The French President, Francois Hollande, has announced that Germany's head of state will take part in commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of France entering the First World War.

Major announcement by French President about national Centenary plans expected today

07 November 2013

The French Government has announced that President Francois Hollande will "inaugurate plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War" in a ceremony at the Élysée Palace today.

Warning that America is "way behind" in commemorating Centennial

06 November 2013

A senior member of the USA's Centennial Commission has given a clear signal that he wants the United States to intensify its planning.

'India and the Great War' Centenary commemoration project & conference

05 November 2013

The United Services Institution, Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, has launched a project with the Indian Ministry of External Affairs to highlight India's contribution during the First World War.

Winner of First World War Centenary paving stone competition announced

05 November 2013

The British Government has announced the winning design of a Centenary paving stone competition which will honour First World War Victoria Cross recipients.

International leaders invited to Belgian city of Liège for Centenary

31 October 2013

It has been announced that more than fifty heads of state will be invited to a ceremony in the Belgian city of Liège on August 4th 2014, to mark the start of the Centenary of the First World War. 

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.

Canada outlines Centenary plans at international meeting in Paris

21 October 2013

Canada's Minister of Veterans Affairs has given details of national plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War at an international meeting in Paris.

UK marks role of West Indian First World War soldiers during Black History Month

18 October 2013

The UK Government has announced that during Black History Month 2013 it will "reflect on the role of men from the West Indies during the First World War".

Panel of judges appointed for First World War Centenary paving stones competition

14 October 2013

The British Government has announced that a panel of "seven experts" has been appointed to judge designs for paving stones to honour First World War Victoria Cross recipients.

Government of Canada to provide funding for Centenary exhibition at the Army Museum, Halifax Citadel

10 October 2013

The Canadian Government has announced that it will provide funding to the Army Museum, Halifax Citadel, for a First World War Centenary exhibition.

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.

British Centenary plans to honour Victoria Cross recipients changed to include foreign born winners

25 September 2013

The Telegraph reports that plans to honour First World War Victoria Cross recipients during the Centenary have been revised to now include those born overseas and were awarded the VC.

Russian President to inaugurate monument in France dedicated to First World War soldiers

21 September 2013

France Bleu reports that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, will visit northern Rheims in France in 2014 to inaugurate a memorial dedicated to the First World War Russian Expeditionary Force.

Welsh First Minister announces support for new First World War memorial in Belgium

19 September 2013

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, announced Welsh Government financial support for a new memorial in Belgium to remember the Welsh who served during the First World War.

New Zealand announces First World War Centenary military commemoration dates

18 September 2013

The Government of New Zealand has announced the dates of domestic and overseas commemorative and ceremonial events during the Centenary.

British Members of Parliament debate plans to commemorate the First World War Centenary

14 September 2013

The BBC's Democracy Live service has provided coverage of a debate by British Members of Parliament about the First World War Centenary commemorations.

Welsh First Minister to visit Belgium and France this month to launch Centenary programme

11 September 2013

Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, will visit Belgium and France this month to begin Wales' "programme of commemoration" to mark the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Mountaineering expedition in 2015 to mark Centenary of Italy's entry into the First World War

27 August 2013

On 24th May 2015 a mountaineering expedition - which will span 1500km from the Stelvio Pass to the Carso Plateau - will mark the Centenary of Italy's entrance into the First World War.

President Obama appoints final members to USA's World War I Centennial Commission

12 August 2013

President Barack Obama has appointed the final three members to the US World War I Centennial Commission, completing the twelve person body.

British Government announces commemoration plans which will "put Victoria Cross Winners at the heart of the Centenary"

04 August 2013

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced today that it plans "to put Victoria Cross Winners at the heart of plans to mark the Centenary".

Irish President states that Centenary in Britain and Ireland is an opportunity to "transcend historical divisions and understand more about our neighbours"

22 July 2013

The Irish Times reports the Irish President has highlighted the importance of the First World War Centenary for the UK and Ireland.

Welsh Mametz Wood red dragon memorial to be restored for First World War Centenary

12 July 2013

The BBC reports that the Mametz Wood memorial in northern France, dedicated to Welsh troops who fought at the Battle of the Somme in 1916, is to be restored.

Australia contributes $700,000 to the Franco Australian Museum in Villers-Bretonneux

05 July 2013

The Australian Government has provided over $700,000 for the refurbishment of the Franco Australian Museum in France, in preparation for the Centenary of the First World War.

Britain and France sign Letter of Intent for Centenary co-operation to aim for "successful and appropriate" commemorations

04 July 2013

Britain and France have signed a Letter of Intent about collaborating on Centenary events.

German Ambassador says reopened military cemetery in Belgium is "a place of hope for reconciliation and peace"

03 July 2013

The German military cemetery in Hooglede, Belgium - which holds the remains of 8, 247 German First World War soldiers - has been reopened.

British and Irish ministers attend services in France for 97th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

01 July 2013

Services are being held to mark the 97th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, with British and Irish politicians amongst the representatives in France.

Mayor of Sarajevo tells Centenary News “it is important to remind ourselves of the tragic consequences of war and send a message of peace”

28 June 2013

The Mayor of Saraejvo, Ivo Komsic, gives an interview to Centenary News on the anniversary of the Archduke's assassination.

World War I American Veterans Centennial Commemorative Coin Act enters US House of Representatives

22 June 2013

CoinNews.net reports that a bill which aims to mint a commemorative coin to mark Centenary of the First World War, has been introduced in the American House of Representatives.

British MPs debate First World War Centenary commemoration plans

21 June 2013

The BBC's Democracy Live has recorded a debate amongst British Members of Parliament about plans to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War in the UK.

New Zealand National War Memorial Park

18 June 2013

The New Zealand Government has announced that work on the National War Memorial Park "is progressing well and is on target for the opening to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings on 25 April 2015".

British Government announces four year First World War Centenary programme

10 June 2013

The British Government has announced its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

British ministers talk about their plans for the Centenary

10 June 2013

Centenary News' Peter Alhadeff attended this morning's press conference organised by the British Government and has compiled this report.

British newspaper websites 'The Independent' and 'The Telegraph' highlight minister's argument that the Centenary should not become an "anti-German festival"

10 June 2013

UK newspapers highlight the Communities Secretary's comment that the Centenary should not be an "anti-German, anti-Turkish festival".

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.

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.

Details of official British First World War Centenary plans begin to emerge

09 June 2013

The Telegraph publishes details of UK Centenary plans, ahead of an official announcement tomorrow, which Centenary News will be reporting from.

Plans to mark the First World War Centenary gain momentum in Trentino, Italy

03 June 2013

Trentino '14-'18. From war to peace is an initiative which is planning a series of events to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War in the autonomous northern Italian province of Trentino.

First Minister of Scotland announces five year programme for First World War Centenary

24 May 2013

The First Minister of Scotland has announced a five year programme of events, lasting until 2019, to mark the Centenary of the First World War in Scotland.

Belgium announces commemoration plans for the Centenary of the First World War

22 May 2013

Belgium has announced its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War at regional and national levels.

British Government responds to criticism over First World War Centenary plans

22 May 2013

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has responded to an open letter criticising the nature of national plans to mark the Centenary in Britain. 

Glasgow to host First World War Centenary service for Commonwealth leaders

16 May 2013

Commonwealth leaders are being invited to remain in Glasgow after the Commonwealth Games hosted there in 2014 in order to attend a First World War Centenary service.

Canadian Government invests in permanent visitor centre at the Canadian National Vimy Ridge Memorial in France for Centenary of battle

14 May 2013

Canada's Government announces $5 million investment for a permanent visitor centre at Canadian National Vimy Memorial, France.

Transcript of Australian Prime Minister's Anzac Day address

26 April 2013

The Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, addressed an Anzac Day service (25th April 2013), held in Townsville, Queensland.

New Zealand announces almost $1.7 million funding for Centenary projects

24 April 2013

New Zealand's Internal Affairs Minister has announced that almost $1.7 million has been granted to 17 Centenary projects by the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

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.

Australian Anzac Centenary Board suggestions lead to additional $25 million funding for Anzac Centenary

22 April 2013

Australia's Prime Minister and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary have announced recommendations made by the Anzac Centenary Board will be supported by an extra $25 million of funding.

British Culture Secretary stresses the importance of marking the "entirety" of the First World War during Centenary

19 April 2013

The British Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Maria Miller, highlights that Britain must mark the "entirety" of the First World War during the Centenary, not just the conflict's end.

Italian Government reveals official Centenary logo

18 April 2013

The Italian Government has revealed the official Centenary logo which will be used to commemorate the conflict in Italy.

Anzac Advisory Council established in New South Wales, Australia

03 April 2013

An Anzac Advisory Council has been established in the Australian state of New South Wales.

Flemish Government plans to develop remembrance gardens in several countries

21 March 2013

Le Vif reports that the Minister-President of Flanders has asserted that the Flemish Government will develop "remembrance gardens" for the Centenary of the First World War in several countries.

UK's Special Representative for the Centenary tells conference of Government's commemoration plans

15 March 2013

The UK Government's Special Representative for the Centenary Dr Andrew Murrison tells conference that the British Government has "real commitment" to the commemorations.

New Zealand's official First World War Centenary programme appoints director

13 March 2013

New Zealand WW100, New Zealand's official First World War Centenary programme, has appointed Andrew Matheson as its director.

Scottish Government selects panel for Centenary commemorations

11 March 2013

The Scottish Government has appointed a twelve person panel which will support Scotland’s commemorations programme to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

British House of Lords debates First World War Centenary commemorations in the UK

05 March 2013

The BBC's Democracy Live service covers a debate in the British upper chamber of parliament, (the House of Lords), about how the Centenary of the First World War should be marked in Britain.

Russian PM orders creation of "organising committee" for First World War Centenary

02 March 2013

The Voice of Russia reports the Russian Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev, has ordered the creation of an "organising committee" to begin preparations to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Ulster Unionist Party peer calls for HMS Caroline to play central role in First World War commemorations

22 February 2013

Lord Empey, of Northern Ireland’s Ulster Unionist Party, has called for the last surviving warship of the First World War to play a central role in Northern Ireland’s commemorations of the conflict.

Belgian Chamber of Representatives passes draft resolution on Centenary plans

21 February 2013

L'avenir has reported that the lower house of the Belgian parliament has passed a draft resolution calling for a “powerful and coordinated commemoration” for the First World War’s upcoming Centenary.

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.

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.

UK & Belgian representatives discuss Centenary

01 February 2013

UK and Belgian representatives have met in London, to discuss topics including plans for the Centenary of the First World War.

Articles & Blogs

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. 

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.

Warfare historian hits out at "gimmicks" used to remember First World War centenary

09 May 2014

Dr Clare Makepeace says plans to remember the Christmas Truce with a football match are turning the Centenary into nothing more than a series of gimmicks.

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.

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.”

'Britain's First World War centenary plans show a reluctance to face history'

13 August 2013

An article in The Guardian argues that the British Government "seems intent on avoiding any serious debate about the war and its causes" with its Centenary plans.

Centenary News provides an overview of European First World War Centenary plans

04 August 2013

Centenary News provides an overview of what we know about Centenary plans in Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, as well as Sarajevo.

Transcript Mayor of Sarajevo's interview with Centenary News

28 June 2013

The transcript of the interview the Mayor of Sarajevo, Ivo Komsic, gave to Centenary News on the 99th anniversary of the Archduke's assassination.

Centenary News reports on Heritage Lottery Fund new Centenary grants programme

16 May 2013

Centenary News' Peter Alhadeff reports from the launch event of the Heritage Lottery Fund's new six million pound grants programme for the Centenary, held at the House of Commons.

Events

Somme Centenary ticket ballot - opens September 28

28 September 2015

An online ballot opens on September 28th 2015 for tickets to attend next year's Thiepval commemorations marking the Battle of the Somme Centenary.

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. 

New exhibition: 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs'

07 January 2015

The Parliament of New South Wales will mark the Centenary with a free public exhibition titled 'Politics & Sacrifice: NSW Parliament and the Anzacs', exploring the political aspects of the Great War.

Armistice Day: France inaugurates international memorial at Notre Dame de Lorette

11 November 2014

A First World War memorial to all soldiers killed on the battlefields of northern France will be inaugurated at Notre Dame de Lorette on Armistice Day 2014.

Videos

Royal British Legion video encourages 'lights out' for Centenary

04 July 2014

The Royal British Legion has released a video which encourages people to take part in the 'lights out' mass commemoration on the 4th August 2014.

Ship painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the First World War Centenary

13 June 2014

The ship Edmund Gardner, moored in Liverpool, England, has been painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

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.

UK's Special Representative for Centenary Commemorations speaks to Centenary News

04 July 2013

Centenary News speaks to Dr. Andrew Murrison MP, the British Prime Minster's Special Representative for the Centenary, about plans to work with the French Government for the Centenary.

British Government announces plans for Centenary of the First World War

10 June 2013

On the 10th June 2013 the British ministers Dr. Andrew Murrison MP, Maria Miller MP and Eric Pickles MP announced the Government's plans to mark 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.

UK's Special Representative for the Centenary highlights commemoration plans

15 March 2013

The UK Government's Special Representative for the Centenaryhas told a conference that the British Government has "real commitment" to the commemorations.

British Forces News coverage of British Prime Minister's announcement on Centenary funding

11 October 2012

British Forces News covers an announcement by the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, about funding for the First World War Centenary in the United Kingdom.

Australia's Prime Minister announces funding plans for the Centenary of the First World War

15 April 2012

The Australian War Memorial has published an announcement by the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, about funding for the First World War Centenary.

UK's Special Representative for Centenary Commemorations explains Centenary plans

10 November 2011

The British Prime Minister's Special Representative for Centenary Commemorations, Dr Andrew Murrison MP, talks to Centenary News about UK plans to mark the 100 year anniversary. 

 

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