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WW1 posters on show at Ulster Museum

The Ulster Museum in Belfast is currently running an exhibition focused on the posters of the First World War. Entitled Answer the Call, the exhibition covers the development of such artworks throughout the conflict. Curator of history for National Museums Northern … Continue reading

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Surviving Gallipoli ship to be restored and put on display

The last surviving ship that took part in the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 is to be restored and opened to the public with the help of a £1.75m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). HMS M33 was a monitor … Continue reading

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Serbian leaders to attend Princip statue unveiling

The Serbian prime minister and president are to attend a ceremony in Sarajevo to unveil a statue of Gavrilo Princip, the young student who assassinated the Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The shooting, on 28 June 1914, provided the spark that … Continue reading

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Letter home tells of dangers of Ypres in 1915

A letter home from lieutenant Hugh Butterworth of the 9th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. In it, he displays a characteristic joviality and dry wit despite the dangers of his situation. Trenches Sunday, June 20th, 1915. 3.15am What a night! We left … Continue reading

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Medal of Staffordshire Regiment soldier found in Midlands garden

A British gardening enthusiast has discovered two long-lost World War I medals in his potato patch. Roger Aston, of Smethwick in the West Midlands, found one German and one British medal. The latter was awarded to 33-year-old Private Francis Hubball, … Continue reading

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Cruise ship prepares for April 2015 Gallipoli visit

On 25 April 2015, cruise ship Saga Sapphire will be anchored off Anzac Cove – 100 years to the day that the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps went ashore there. Passengers will be able to take part in trips … Continue reading

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Herts at War seeks lottery funding for Centenary commemoration

Centenary community project Herts at War is in the process of seeking funding from the UK’s National Lottery Heritage Fund. If successful, it hopes to set up an exhibition on Hertfordshire’s experience in World War I. This will open as … Continue reading

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