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‘Queen & Country’: The last classical concert at the Fairfield Halls before its temporary closure in July 2016

03 May 2016

‘Queen & Country’: The last classical concert at the Fairfield Halls before its temporary closure in July 2016

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Register your interest in attending an event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood

29 April 2016

Register your interest in attending an event to mark the centenary of the Battle of Mametz Wood

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The First World War Centenary Partnership Marks The Centenary of the Easter Rising

29 April 2016

The First World War Centenary Partnership Marks The Centenary of the Easter Rising

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IWM launches free online learning resource to coincide with the centenary of The Battle of the Somme

28 April 2016

IWM launches free online learning resource to coincide with the centenary of The Battle of the Somme

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Woodland Trust joins forces with the Royal Naval Association to create Battle of Jutland memorial wood

21 April 2016

Woodland Trust joins forces with the Royal Naval Association to create Battle of Jutland memorial wood

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The Great War Debate: Haig education resources launched

20 April 2016

The Great War Debate: Haig education resources launched

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The CWGC Living Memory Project urges British public to discover, explore and remember the fallen of the First World War

12 April 2016

The CWGC Living Memory Project urges British public to discover, explore and remember the fallen of the First World War

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Make Film, Make History Film Shoot takes off in London this week

04 April 2016

Make Film, Make History Film Shoot takes off in London this week

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Previously unseen Royal letters held by IWM to go on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

01 April 2016

Previously unseen Royal letters held by IWM to go on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

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Next of Kin exhibition shares mementos and memories of the First World War at Grampian Transport Museum

01 April 2016

Next of Kin exhibition shares mementos and memories of the First World War at Grampian Transport Museum

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Stage, Screen and Trench: a Sussex Story of World War One

01 April 2016

Stage, Screen and Trench: a Sussex Story of World War One

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<i>The Battle of the Somme</i> (1916) and the First World War Centenary Partnership

31 March 2016

<i>The Battle of the Somme</i> (1916) and the First World War Centenary Partnership

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Somme commemorations – Salford will remember

31 March 2016

Somme commemorations – Salford will remember

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<i>Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers</i> Battle of the Somme centenary commemoration 

31 March 2016

<i>Surrey in the Great War: A County Remembers</i> Battle of the Somme centenary commemoration 

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19240 Shrouds of the Somme project announced

31 March 2016

19240 Shrouds of the Somme project announced

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First World War Centenary Partnership explores the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising

23 March 2016

First World War Centenary Partnership explores the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising

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The Woodland Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects announce shortlist for visitor hub in First World War Centenary Woodlands, Surrey

17 March 2016

The Woodland Trust and the Royal Institute of British Architects announce shortlist for visitor hub in First World War Centenary Woodlands, Surrey

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Remembering the Forgotten Front – CWGC Living Memory Pilot Project 2015

15 March 2016

Remembering the Forgotten Front – CWGC Living Memory Pilot Project 2015

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Innovative project inspires children to understand the role of ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War

15 February 2016

Innovative project inspires children to understand the role of ethnic minority soldiers in the First World War

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Qatia 100: Worcester Yeomanry to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Qatia

10 February 2016

Qatia 100: Worcester Yeomanry to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Qatia

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Home front criminal mugshots from the First World War

05 February 2016

Home front criminal mugshots from the First World War

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York Army Museum’s First World War Centenary commemoration plans

03 February 2016

York Army Museum’s First World War Centenary commemoration plans

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Richmond’s First World War Centenary project

28 January 2016

Richmond’s First World War Centenary project

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Italian Government’s First World War Centenary website

13 January 2016

Italian Government’s First World War Centenary website

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South Wales Police Remember First World War Police Officers

08 January 2016

South Wales Police Remember First World War Police Officers

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Descendants invited to Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations in the Orkney Islands

11 December 2015

Descendants invited to Battle of Jutland centenary commemorations in the Orkney Islands

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Devon Remembers Heritage Project tells the story of Devon in the First World War

01 December 2015

Devon Remembers Heritage Project tells the story of Devon in the First World War

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Iconic poppy sculptures will tour to Lincoln, Perth and Caernarfon in 2016

30 November 2015

Iconic poppy sculptures will tour to Lincoln, Perth and Caernarfon in 2016

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UK Government announces nationwide vigils to commemorate the Somme Centenary

20 November 2015

UK Government announces nationwide vigils to commemorate the Somme Centenary

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Museum of London Docklands highlights the role of the British West Indies Regiment in the First World War

19 November 2015

Museum of London Docklands highlights the role of the British West Indies Regiment in the First World War

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New exhibition at the Canadian War Museum focuses on the contributions of Canadian women in both world wars

16 November 2015

New exhibition at the Canadian War Museum focuses on the contributions of Canadian women in both world wars

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UK Parliament commemorates the First World War with Elizabeth Tower projection

06 November 2015

UK Parliament commemorates the First World War with Elizabeth Tower projection

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Exhibition at America’s National World War I Museum explores the role of nursing in the First World War

06 November 2015

Exhibition at America’s National World War I Museum explores the role of nursing in the First World War

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Take part in Remembrance events, exhibitions and activities across Worcestershire

04 November 2015

Take part in Remembrance events, exhibitions and activities across Worcestershire

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BBC launches free interactive First World War Ebook

30 October 2015

BBC launches free interactive First World War Ebook

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UK Government to commemorate Battle of Jutland centenary with events in the Orkney Islands

13 October 2015

UK Government to commemorate Battle of Jutland centenary with events in the Orkney Islands

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Public ballot for 2016 Battle of the Somme commemorations

28 September 2015

Public ballot for 2016 Battle of the Somme commemorations

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Battle of Loos commemorations in Dundee

23 September 2015

Battle of Loos commemorations in Dundee

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First World War Centenary inspired artwork app ‘Dazzle It’ launched

08 September 2015

First World War Centenary inspired artwork app ‘Dazzle It’ launched

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Battle of Loos commemorations planned for Dundee

03 September 2015

Battle of Loos commemorations planned for Dundee

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Exhibitions remember Oldham’s Victoria Cross heroes of the First World War

24 August 2015

Exhibitions remember Oldham’s Victoria Cross heroes of the First World War

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Next of Kin project explores Scotland’s family stories of the First World War

18 August 2015

Next of Kin project explores Scotland’s family stories of the First World War

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Tyneside’s First World War stories re-voiced in new digital artwork ‘Tributaries’

05 August 2015

Tyneside’s First World War stories re-voiced in new digital artwork ‘Tributaries’

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Restored Gallipoli warship opens at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth

04 August 2015

Restored Gallipoli warship opens at The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth

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Community project gets funding to research recently uncovered First World War memorial plaque in Brighton

04 August 2015

Community project gets funding to research recently uncovered First World War memorial plaque in Brighton

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The London Mozart Players raise £25,000 to fund commemorative First World War recording

03 August 2015

The London Mozart Players raise £25,000 to fund commemorative First World War recording

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Venues announced for iconic ceramic poppy sculptures by 14-18 NOW

31 July 2015

Venues announced for iconic ceramic poppy sculptures by 14-18 NOW

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Follow the experiences of First World War nurses in Museum of the Order of St John blog

24 July 2015

Follow the experiences of First World War nurses in Museum of the Order of St John blog

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Volunteers needed: Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

23 July 2015

Volunteers needed: Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

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Newcastle’s Lit & Phil library secures funding for First World War Centenary community project

23 July 2015

Newcastle’s Lit & Phil library secures funding for First World War Centenary community project

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‘From Shop Floor to Front Line’ exhibition reveals co-operative stories from the First World War

16 July 2015

‘From Shop Floor to Front Line’ exhibition reveals co-operative stories from the First World War

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh creates poppy meadow to commemorate First World War Centenary

09 July 2015

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh creates poppy meadow to commemorate First World War Centenary

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Official opening of Woodland Trust’s Centenary Wood in Epsom kicks off remembrance project

08 July 2015

Official opening of Woodland Trust’s Centenary Wood in Epsom kicks off remembrance project

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Explore ‘Wor Life 1914-18’ to learn about Tyne & Wear in the First World War

06 July 2015

Explore ‘Wor Life 1914-18’ to learn about Tyne & Wear in the First World War

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First World War Blog: A headmaster’s view of the war part 2

06 July 2015

First World War Blog: A headmaster’s view of the war part 2

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Australian war art exhibition at National World War I Museum and Memorial

02 July 2015

Australian war art exhibition at National World War I Museum and Memorial

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Explore the First World War research guide from Cardiff University Library

02 July 2015

Explore the First World War research guide from Cardiff University Library

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Geffrye Museum’s ‘Writing Home’ learning and engagement project marks First World War Centenary

01 July 2015

Geffrye Museum’s ‘Writing Home’ learning and engagement project marks First World War Centenary

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New £4m National Lottery investment in First World War Centenary community projects

01 July 2015

New £4m National Lottery investment in First World War Centenary community projects

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Share your ancestors’ First World War stories and memorabilia at a special event in Worcester

01 July 2015

Share your ancestors’ First World War stories and memorabilia at a special event in Worcester

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Visit the WW100 Scotland website for news on First World War commemorations

01 July 2015

Visit the WW100 Scotland website for news on First World War commemorations

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Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations in 2016 to include 8,000 tickets available to the public

01 July 2015

Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations in 2016 to include 8,000 tickets available to the public

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Expand your First World War knowledge with these ‘Cymru’n Cofio: Wales Remembers’ learning resources

24 June 2015

Expand your First World War knowledge with these ‘Cymru’n Cofio: Wales Remembers’ learning resources

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London Mozart Players help schoolchildren to become recording artists for First World War Centenary project

19 June 2015

London Mozart Players help schoolchildren to become recording artists for First World War Centenary project

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Explore stories, news and resources in the National Army Museum’s First World War Centenary online hub

17 June 2015

Explore stories, news and resources in the National Army Museum’s First World War Centenary online hub

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National Youth Music Theatre releases cast recording of First World War-set musical, Brass

15 June 2015

National Youth Music Theatre releases cast recording of First World War-set musical, Brass

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Canadian choristers remember the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England and Western Front tour

10 June 2015

Canadian choristers remember the Canadian Expeditionary Force in England and Western Front tour

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Cultural events at Kansas City’s National World War I Museum and Memorial in June 2015

08 June 2015

Cultural events at Kansas City’s National World War I Museum and Memorial in June 2015

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The Royal Mint remembers Edith Cavell as part of six-coin set commemorating First World War

27 May 2015

The Royal Mint remembers Edith Cavell as part of six-coin set commemorating First World War

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Discover the records of 16,600 conscientious objectors now available on Lives of the First World War

15 May 2015

Discover the records of 16,600 conscientious objectors now available on Lives of the First World War

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Learn all about Football and the First World War

13 May 2015

Learn all about Football and the First World War

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Events and exhibitions to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day

11 May 2015

Events and exhibitions to mark International Conscientious Objectors Day

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‘Lest We Forget – Rugby and the First World War’ exhibition opens at the World Rugby Museum

08 May 2015

‘Lest We Forget – Rugby and the First World War’ exhibition opens at the World Rugby Museum

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Objecting to War: Peace Pledge Union marks International Conscientious Objectors Day

08 May 2015

Objecting to War: Peace Pledge Union marks International Conscientious Objectors Day

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Lusitania centenary marked with events and ceremonies

05 May 2015

Lusitania centenary marked with events and ceremonies

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Haringey exhibition looks at the local men who refused to fight in the First World War

30 April 2015

Haringey exhibition looks at the local men who refused to fight in the First World War

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New exhibition Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 opens at National World War I Museum in Kansas City

29 April 2015

New exhibition Sand to Snow: Global War 1915 opens at National World War I Museum in Kansas City

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Remembrance and Recognition: Memorial Day weekend events at the National World War I Museum this May

28 April 2015

Remembrance and Recognition: Memorial Day weekend events at the National World War I Museum this May

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New production of ‘The One Day of the Year’ commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

28 April 2015

New production of ‘The One Day of the Year’ commemorates the centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

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Explore the Great War Centenary Association’s First World War database

28 April 2015

Explore the Great War Centenary Association’s First World War database

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Community music project The Great War Symphony launched to mark First World War Centenary

27 April 2015

Community music project The Great War Symphony launched to mark First World War Centenary

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Lecture explores how pandemics impact on human society

26 April 2015

Lecture explores how pandemics impact on human society

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Artists under Fire: special online exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

22 April 2015

Artists under Fire: special online exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Museum of the History of Science tells the story of Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War

22 April 2015

Museum of the History of Science tells the story of Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa opens larger than life exhibition to mark Gallipoli centenary

22 April 2015

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa opens larger than life exhibition to mark Gallipoli centenary

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New First World War Centenary project tells unknown story of Britain’s Muslim soldiers

21 April 2015

New First World War Centenary project tells unknown story of Britain’s Muslim soldiers

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Canadian War Museum marks centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign with photographic exhibition

17 April 2015

Canadian War Museum marks centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign with photographic exhibition

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Personal stories and objects displayed in IWM’s ‘The WW1 Centenary Exhibition’ at Melbourne Museum

13 April 2015

Personal stories and objects displayed in IWM’s ‘The WW1 Centenary Exhibition’ at Melbourne Museum

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Women & Theatre take First World War heritage project ‘Women’s Work’ on Birmingham tour

10 April 2015

Women & Theatre take First World War heritage project ‘Women’s Work’ on Birmingham tour

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See ‘Six VCs before breakfast’ as The Fusilier Museum marks the Gallipoli 100 weekend

09 April 2015

See ‘Six VCs before breakfast’ as The Fusilier Museum marks the Gallipoli 100 weekend

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The centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign is marked in events, exhibitions and projects around the world

07 April 2015

The centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign is marked in events, exhibitions and projects around the world

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‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’ launched: Sir Peter Blake dazzles a Mersey Ferry for First World War Centenary

02 April 2015

‘Everybody Razzle Dazzle’ launched: Sir Peter Blake dazzles a Mersey Ferry for First World War Centenary

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Next of Kin exhibition shares mementos and memories of the First World War in venues across Scotland

18 March 2015

Next of Kin exhibition shares mementos and memories of the First World War in venues across Scotland

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New exhibition at Gloucestershire’s Corinium Museum looks at the First World War ‘Between the Lines’

18 March 2015

New exhibition at Gloucestershire’s Corinium Museum looks at the First World War ‘Between the Lines’

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The Last Post project returns to mark the 2015 centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

18 March 2015

The Last Post project returns to mark the 2015 centenary of the Gallipoli Campaign

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The Last Post 2015 Resource Pack

18 March 2015

The Last Post 2015 Resource Pack

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The Innovation Race: new exhibition explores the role of Manchester’s makers in the First World War

17 March 2015

The Innovation Race: new exhibition explores the role of Manchester’s makers in the First World War

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Find out how Somerset Remembers the First World War

09 March 2015

Find out how Somerset Remembers the First World War

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The centenary of the Battle of Neuve Chappelle is remembered in events in the UK and France

09 March 2015

The centenary of the Battle of Neuve Chappelle is remembered in events in the UK and France

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Explore the Somme battlefields and fifty stories of bravery with two new smartphone apps

09 March 2015

Explore the Somme battlefields and fifty stories of bravery with two new smartphone apps

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