Tag Archives: 2014

Francois Hollande announces France’s Centenary plans

French leader Francois Hollande has announced that France will invite representatives from all 72 countries involved in World War I to take part in its annual Bastille Day military parade in July 2014. Hollande added that Germany’s president, Joachim Gauck, … Continue reading

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World War I airshow planned for Amiens Glissy, France, in 2014

French commemorations of the Centenary of World War I will include the recreation of an airfield at Amiens Glissy, in the Somme region. The aerodrome will be the site of a major airshow from 12-14 September 1914. The plan is … Continue reading

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Major dates announced for UK commemoration of World War I

The UK’s First World War Centenary Partnership, led by Imperial War Museums (IWM), will mark the Centenary of World War I by leading four-year cultural programme that includes over 500 new exhibitions and 1,500 events. James Berresford, VisitEngland’s chief executive … Continue reading

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CWGC restores Ypres’ Menin Gate for Centenary

Commonwealth War Graves Commission staff are working to prepare the Menin Gate in Ypres for the Centenary of World War I in 2014. Since early spring, horticultural staff have carried out turf renovation in and around the site. In addition, … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery announces World War I show for 2014

London’s National Portrait Gallery will mark the Centenary of World War I with a display of paintings, films and sculptures inspired by the conflict. The exhibition, entitled The Great War in Portraits, will run from 27 February until 15 June … Continue reading

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Tour de France route 2014 includes World War I sites

Tour de France organisers have announced a four-country route for the 2014 event, starting in England and featuring stretches in the north and east of France to commemorate the Centenary of World War I. Belgium and Spain will be the … Continue reading

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Belgium’s Fort de Loncin recalls devastation of 1914

One of the major focuses of Belgium’s commemorations to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of World War I will be the Fort de Loncin. The fortress, one of 12 that formed a defensive semi-circle around the city of Liege, … Continue reading

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