First World War centenary Partnership

In 2018, join IWM and communities across the world to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

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Watch The Battle of the Ancre

In 2018, join members of the First World War Centenary Partnership at screenings of the 1917 film 'The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks' across the world.

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discover Womenswork100

1918 saw some women in England able to vote for the very first time.

In 2018, find out more about their lives in the First World War and take part in Women's Work 100 at events across the Centenary Partnership.

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  • Laura Leavesley joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps after her brother was killed at the Somme. WAAC was created to release men from non-combatant roles to fight. Read more about her experience in @WendyJonesWJ #centena : ow.ly/XSt430mABhC #Remembering100Days

  • William Coltman inspired ‘At Mannequin Hill’ by @PeterNooneComms. Due to his religion, William felt he could not kill another man but he served as a stretcher bearer, earning a Victoria Cross for his bravery. Learn about William: ow.ly/UGid30mAAU1 #Remembering100Days

  • The #centenas hold stories of those who served in the #FWW without bearing arms, some because their beliefs prohibited them and others as they were prohibited by law, we’ll be looking back at the #centenas they inspired today #Remembering100Days #LestWeForget @26Characters

  • Meet Elise Henry, Quartermaster of the Sphagnum Moss Depot, Dublin in Lucy Beevor’s ‘Botanical’. Sphagnum was used to make field dressings; it was collected by women from bogs then sewn together by female volunteers. Read on here: ow.ly/BzQn30mAzyw #Remembering100Days

  • Lou Steggal’s #centena ‘Lucky Bean’ focuses on Lena Ashwell, a female vaudeville star who entertained soldiers in #FWW after much persuasion to the War Office. The #centena is informed by Lena’s memoirs. Discover her story here: ow.ly/JuPi30mAyQj #Remembering100Days