Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Lincolnshire regiment at Leighton Buzzard

Major John Storer (on horseback) observes the 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment, marching through Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. Formed in September 1914, the battalion trained in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in the winter of 1914-1915, when this photograph was taken. The Battalion landed … Continue reading

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German WW1 heroine remembered in TV drama

A German TV show is focusing on Clara Immerwahr, the first German woman to be awarded a doctorate in chemistry. She and her husband, Fritz Haber, invented the process by which ammonia is produced to this day. Poison gas During … Continue reading

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First World War memorial rededicated in Gateshead

A two-tonne marble memorial has been rededicated in Gateshead as part of commemorations of the Centenary of the First World War. The memorial has been rededicated in a prime position overlooking the Tyne in the grounds of St Mary’s Heritage … Continue reading

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La Grand Guerre at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled: La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War. The display comprises 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the print series La … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge backs Football Remembers project

The Duke of Cambridge has announced his support for Football Remembers, a national commemoration that will mark the centenary of the Christmas Truce in 1914. Professional, amateur and school football teams will join in a series of activities between now and … Continue reading

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WW1 exhibition comes to London Transport Museum

Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front will open at the London Transport Museum on 16 May 2014. The exhibition will tell the story of Londoners during the First World War and will consider how the conflict affected … Continue reading

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Ceramic poppies to fill Tower of London’s moat

The Tower of London moat is due to planted with 888,246 ceramic poppies as part of Britain’s First World War Centenary commemorations. The poppies are being created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who says he was inspired by the writings … Continue reading

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