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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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Vandals deface London war graves

War graves in a London cemetery have been defaced by vandals using spray paint. The graves – of Australian soldiers who died during the First World War – are in Harefield churchyard in the Hillingdon area. They are some of … Continue reading

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Charity takes on Reading University to save First World War building

The Victorian Society has launched a campaign to try to stop Reading University from knocking down St Patrick’s Hall – a building that was used by air cadets during the First World War. Among those who lived there was William … Continue reading

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UK government unveils Battle of Jutland centenary plans

Warships from Britain and Germany will lay wreaths in the North Sea to mark the commemoration of the centenary of the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 2016. Fought off the Danish coast, the battle was one of a relatively … Continue reading

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Princess Royal to attend Edith Cavell commemoration

A ceremony to mark the life and death of British First World War heroine Edith Cavell will take place in Belgium on 12 October. Cavell, a British nurse, was executed by the Germans for her part in arranging the escape … Continue reading

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