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Sargent’s Gassed headlines USA exhibition

America’s National WWI Museum and Memorial celebrates the opening of its new, $5m Wylie gallery space with an exhibition dedicated to John Singer Sargent’s monumental painting, Gassed. The 21ft-long work, on loan from London’s Imperial War Museum, depicts a line … Continue reading

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MoD searches for relatives of missing Bedfordshire soldier

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is trying to trace relatives of a World War One soldier who died in France in 1918. Sergeant Edward Norton was born in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, in 1881 and lived in Luton. He enlisted in the … Continue reading

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Epic Nevinson painting leads Sotheby’s sale

One of the greatest works produced by British war artist Christopher (CRW) Nevinson will go on sale at Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art Sale on 21 November. Entitled A Dawn, the powerful image depicts a unit of French infantry, … Continue reading

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Welsh memorial for 1917 VC winner

Some 100 years after he won the Victoria Cross in Belgium, a soldier from Ceredigion has been honoured with a memorial in his home county. Machine gun taken Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Pugh Evans received the award for his actions on 4 … Continue reading

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Photos tell tragic tale of submarine battle

On 1 February 1917, Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare; with its U-boats torpedoing ships without warning, allowing passengers and crew little or no chance of escape. Nicknamed Der Magische Guertel, or the Magic Girdle, the operation aimed to starve Britain … Continue reading

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Royal Navy Museum marks centenary of WRNS

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is marking the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) with an exhibition entitled Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy. On show within the Portsmouth Historic … Continue reading

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Belgian memorial for Hertfordshire Regiment

The Hertfordshire Regiment will soon gain its first memorial outside the UK. The new monument will be constructed at the site of the 1st Battalion’s attack near St Julien on 31 July 1917 – the first day of the Battle … Continue reading

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