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French soldier’s bedroom preserved for almost 100 years

A First World War French dragoon officer’s bedroom has been preserved for almost 100 years exactly as he left it in 1918. Second Lieutenant Hubert Rochereau lived with his parents in the village of Bélâbre in central France. When he … Continue reading

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Missing First World War soldiers to be reburied in France

Some 15 British First World War casualties are to be reburied at the Y Farm Cemetery at a ceremony in France on 22 October, 100 years after they were killed during an offensive close to the border with Belgium. The soldiers were … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to attend WW1 remembrance event in Belgium

Buckingham Palace has announced the role members of the British Royal Family are taking in commemorating the Centenary of the First World War in 2014. HRH The Duke of Cambridge, accompanied by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, will attend a … Continue reading

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First WW1 British casualty may have been victim of friendly fire

Private John Parr of the Middlesex Regiment, the first British soldier to be killed in the First World War, may have been a victim of ‘friendly fire’. Speaking to The Sunday Times historian Jon Cooksey said: ‘There was no German … Continue reading

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President Obama speaks at Flanders Fields Memorial, Belgium

US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the Flanders Fields Memorial in Belgium. Obama, Belgian King Philippe and Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo all placed wreaths. The king said in a speech: ‘Our countries have learned the … 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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First World War exhibition at Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History, Brussels

A new exhibition at the Royal Museum of the Army and of Military History entitled 14-18, It’s Our History, explores the role of Belgium in the wider context of the First World War. The displays fit into five subject areas: … Continue reading

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