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Battle of Passchendaele commemorations 2017

The UK government has revealed its plans to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele (the Third Battle of Ypres). Passchendaele is perhaps associated with the most iconic and ghastly images of the First World War, with its drifting … Continue reading

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La Grand Guerre at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge is marking the Centenary of the First World War with an exhibition entitled: La Grande Guerre: French prints of the First World War. The display comprises 36 colour lithographs and woodcuts from the print series La … Continue reading

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WW1 exhibition comes to London Transport Museum

Goodbye Piccadilly – from Home Front to Western Front will open at the London Transport Museum on 16 May 2014. The exhibition will tell the story of Londoners during the First World War and will consider how the conflict affected … Continue reading

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Ceramic poppies to fill Tower of London’s moat

The Tower of London moat is due to planted with 888,246 ceramic poppies as part of Britain’s First World War Centenary commemorations. The poppies are being created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who says he was inspired by the writings … Continue reading

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War Horse screening marks Centenary at National Memorial Arboretum

An outdoor screening of Stephen Spielberg’s film War Horse will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum on 22 July as part of the centre’s commemorations of the Centenary of the First World War. The event follows the recent visit … 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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War Horse exhibition opens at Parsonage Farm, Devon

A First World War exhibition has opened at the farm in Devon that provided the inspiration for Michael Morpurgo’s book War Horse. Parsonage Farm and the surrounding area of Iddesleigh are the setting for the opening scenes of the book. … Continue reading

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