The First World War was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone. One hundred years on, we are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history, the heritage of our local communities or because of its long term impact on society and the world we live in today.
Across the world, nations, communities and individuals of all ages will come together to commemorate the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the First World War.
IWM (Imperial War Museums) is leading the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of over 1,600 local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations. Together, we will present a vibrant global programme of cultural events and activities, and digital platforms which will enable millions of people across the world to discover more about life in the First World War.
Together, through the First World War Centenary Programme, we are connecting current and future generations with the lives, stories and impact of the First World War.