Tag Archives: Centenary News

Huge scrap-metal soldier statue on show in Dorset

A huge statue of a First World War soldier has been created from scrap metal to commemorate the men who lost their lives in the conflict. The Daily Mail reports that the figure, known as The Haunting, stands more than six … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visit WW1 artwork at Tower

HM The Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh have visited an art installation that marks the Centenary of the First World War. The Royal pair toured the exhibit, featuring thousands of ceramic poppies, at the Tower of London. A … Continue reading

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The first Flying Corps casualties of the First World War

In August 1914 the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) began its deployment to France. On the 12th, the Corps lost its first casualties, when one of its aircraft came down soon after take off. Second-lieutenant Robin Skene and air mechanic Raymond … Continue reading

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War Artists at Sea at Queen’s House, Greenwich

The 17th-century Queen’s House at Greenwich is marking this year’s Centenary of World War I with a wide-ranging display of the works of naval war artists from the 20th century. War art’s uses In the UK, official war art was … Continue reading

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