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British soldier bids farewell to his mother at end of leave

Rather staged-looking, but poignant nonetheless, this photograph from the Imperial War Museum’s archive shows a soldier of the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) bidding farewell to his mother prior to returning to the Western Front. The photo was one … 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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Jeremy Paxman slams David Cameron’s Centenary comments

Broadcaster Jeremy Paxman has criticised UK prime minister David Cameron for comments he made about how Britain will mark the centenary of the World War I. Cameron promised a ‘truly national commemoration’ to mark the Centenary of the outbreak of … Continue reading

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