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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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Battle of Passchendaele commemorations 2017

The UK government has revealed its plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele (the Third Battle of Ypres). Passchendaele is perhaps associated with the most iconic and ghastly images of the First World War, with its drifting … Continue reading

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Remembrance statue goes on show in Glasgow

A First World War themed sculpture has been unveiled in Glasgow to raise awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. The Every Man Remembered statue, which stands approximately 23ft high, stands on a block of limestone from the Somme area of … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on WW1 in Italy

London’s Estorick Collection will reopen in January 2017, after a five-month refurbishment, with an exhibition entitled War in the Sunshine, revealing the little-known role of British forces in Italy during the First World War. Among the items on show are paintings … Continue reading

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Interactive map tells story of Battle of Jutland

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched an interactive map to create a record of the people involved in the Battle of Jutland of 1916. The project is a forerunner of the museum’s new exhibition 36 Hours: Jutland … Continue reading

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Restored Mémorial de Verdun to re-open

The restored Mémorial de Verdun Museum will open its doors on 22 February; prior to the official centenary of the battle in May this year. The renovated building, by Brochet Lajus Pueyo architects, has added 1,900sq m of space at … Continue reading

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