Monthly Archives: October 2013

Ypres ceremony links to Flanders Fields Memorial Garden

On Monday 11 November, 62 British and Belgian schoolchildren will participate in a special ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Flanders Fields Memorial Garden project. The Flanders Fields Memorial Garden is being built alongside the … Continue reading

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World War I trenches may be restored near Sheffield

Remains of World War I training trenches could be restored as part of the Yorkshire city of Sheffield’s commemorations of the Centenary of World War I. The Sheffield Telegraph reports that the trenches were dug at Redmires, to the west … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery announces World War I show for 2014

London’s National Portrait Gallery will mark the Centenary of World War I with a display of paintings, films and sculptures inspired by the conflict. The exhibition, entitled The Great War in Portraits, will run from 27 February until 15 June … Continue reading

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Historian traces soldiers of Derbyshire and Yorkshire

An amateur historian has researched the lives and war records of hundreds of Yorkshire and Derbyshire men who fought and died in two world wars. The Sheffield Star reports how 45-year-old accountant Simon Goodwin has spent the past four years … Continue reading

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George Grosz exhibition in London

London gallery Richard Nagy is running a major exhibition dedicated to the work of George Grosz (1893-1959). Some 50 works by the German satirical artist and World War I veteran have been assembled from leading private and public collections around … Continue reading

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Tour de France route 2014 includes World War I sites

Tour de France organisers have announced a four-country route for the 2014 event, starting in England and featuring stretches in the north and east of France to commemorate the Centenary of World War I. Belgium and Spain will be the … Continue reading

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Petitioners bid to save Stoke-on-Trent memorial

A petition to save a Stoke-on-Trent World War I memorial from demolition has been delivered to Downing Street. The document, signed by more than 10,000 people, calls on the government to stop the Ministry of Justice selling off the former … Continue reading

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