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Research tells tale of First World War Leicestershire soldiers

The stories of fifteen Leicestershire soldiers have been unveiled on the website of the church where they once worshipped. Historical researcher Nigel Atter spent many hours finding out about the experience and fate of the men whose names appear on … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Blair Castle stages First World War Centenary exhibition

Blair castle, ancestral home of Scottish aristocrats the Dukes of Atholl, is staging an exhibition about the property’s role in the First World War. John Stewart-Murray, 7th Duke of Atholl and laird at the time of the outbreak of war in … Continue reading

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Appeal for Lost Gardens of Heligan Centenary performance

Cornwall’s Lost Gardens of Heligan and Wildworks Theatre Company have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money to sow a living stage made of poppies to mark the Centenary of the First World War. Heligan’s West Lawn has been ploughed … Continue reading

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War artist CRW Nevinson tops bill at London print sale

Black and white First World War studies by Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (British, 1889-1946) will be on sale at the Grosvenor School & Avant-Garde British Printmaking auction at Bonhams, New Bond Street on 15 April 2014. The top lot in … Continue reading

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Ten missing First World War British soldiers identified

Ten missing British soldiers who were killed in the early months of the First World War have been positively identified after almost 100 years. The men were members of 2nd Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment and were killed on … Continue reading

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Woodland Trust launches Centenary Woods appeal

UK conservation charity the Woodland Trust is launching a project to coincide with the Centenary of the First World War. Through its Centenary Woods initiative it hopes to raise £12m, create thousands of acres of new native woodland and help … Continue reading

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Exhibition focuses on Gordon Highlanders in the First World War

An exhibition focusing on the Gordon Highlanders and their experience during the first months of the First World War has opened at the regiment’s museum in Aberdeen. Shattered Hopes: The Gordon Highlanders in 1914 follows the unit throughout the battles … Continue reading

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Reading footballer Joe Dickinson remembered for the Centenary of World War I

Joe Dickinson was one of 44 Reading Football Club players to serve in World War I and one of 11 who never returned home. Dickinson had been a regular army soldier prior to his stint at the club, serving with … Continue reading

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The Economist warns 2014 similar to 1914

An editorial in British news periodical The Economist draws uncomfortable parallels between the world of today and that of 100 years ago. As the Centenary of World War I approaches, the newspaper suggests that as 1913 came to a close … Continue reading

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Ypres painting on show at IWM North to mark Centenary

A painting depicting wounded soldiers at Ypres during World War I has gone on show for the first time in almost a century. Ypres, 1915 by Gilbert Rogers is now on show at IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, … Continue reading

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