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War Horse to return to London stage

War Horse, the widely acclaimed stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s First World War novel, is scheduled to return to the National Theatre later this year. Productions are due to coincide with the centenary of Armistice Day (in November) and are … Continue reading

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WW1 archeology exhibition in Ypres

Ypres’ In Flanders Fields museum is focusing its attention on the subterranean relics of war this year. Entitled Traces of War, WW1 Archeology the museum’s fascinating new exhibition explores the strata of buried First World War remains that lie less … Continue reading

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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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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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