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Cambrai Centenary - Special Order No.6 recited at Cenotaph

Date: 19 Nov 2017

The eve of battle order to British tank crews at Cambrai in 1917 was recited during the centenary commemorations at the Cenotaph, London.

New Zealand video about Battle of Hill 60 in Gallipoli

Date: 01 Sep 2015

The New Zealand WW100 Programme Office has announced the production of a video marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Hill 60 in Gallipoli.

Diana Preston speaks to Centenary News about the Lusitania, chemical warfare and Zeppelin attacks

Date: 13 May 2015

Author Diana Preston discusses her new book A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I that Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare, with Centenary News' Ashlee Godwin.

Preview: Irish language documentary on Ulster soldiers in the First World War

Date: 28 Mar 2015

A documentary exploring Irish speaking Ulstermen during the First World War is to air on BBC 2 Northern Ireland on Sunday 29th March at 10pm.

Beyond lecture series: “Feeding the Enemy – The Hidden History of the CRB"

Date: 10 Dec 2014

As part of the 'Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary' lecture series, author Gerry Docherty gave a presentation on the 'hidden history' of the Commission for the Relief of Belgium (CRB). 

Update: Centenary News has been sent video of Welsh football squad's visit to memorial

Date: 10 Dec 2014

The Football Association of Wales has just sent through a video of its visit on 17 November 2014 to the Artillery Wood cemetery and the Wales World War One Memorial in...

'Above the Battlefield' - new videos explore Western Front from the air

Date: 20 Nov 2014

Military historian Paul Reed has started filming First World War battlefields from the air for his new website WW1 Revisited.

'Echoes From The Deep: Wrecks of the Dardanelles Campaign' Promotional Video

Date: 12 Nov 2014

Echoes from the Deep is a unique book and documentary chronicling the exploration of shipwrecks which were sunk during the Dardanelles Campaign.

Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company 18 Pounder Gun Project

Date: 05 Nov 2014

The Royal Australian Artillery Historical Company (RAAHC) has undertaken a project to deliver an original WW1 Quick Firing 18 Pounder gun and ammunition limber complete with horse team and gun...

'Light Front' - Centenary torchlight remembrance in Belgium

Date: 26 Oct 2014

The First World War fighting which engulfed western Belgium 100 years ago was remembered by torchlight on October 17th 2014.

Lecture: 'Belgian Neutrality and the British Decision for War'

Date: 10 Jul 2014

As part of the 'Beyond the 1914-1918 Centenary' lecture series, Terry Boardman considers the implications of the German invasion of Belgium and its impact on the British decision for war.

First World War Centenary arch erected in Folkestone

Date: 08 Jul 2014

A memorial arch has been constructed in Folkestone, England, to mark its role as a major port for troops departing to the battlefields of Europe during the First World War.

Wallace and Gromit creators make film for Imperial War Museum

Date: 07 Jul 2014

Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman have made a short film, Flight of the Stories, to mark the re-opening of the Imperial War Museum's galleries in London.

Royal British Legion video encourages 'lights out' for Centenary

Date: 04 Jul 2014

The Royal British Legion has released a video which encourages people to take part in the 'lights out' mass commemoration on the 4th August 2014.

Ship painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the First World War Centenary

Date: 13 Jun 2014

The ship Edmund Gardner, moored in Liverpool, England, has been painted in dazzle camouflage to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Opening of the Tank Museum's 'Warhorse to Horsepower' exhibition

Date: 29 May 2014

The Tank Museum in Dorset, England, has opened its new First World War exhibition to mark the Centenary of the conflict: Warhorse to Horsepower.

Margaret MacMillan Lecture: Choice or accident? The outbreak of the First World War

Date: 02 May 2014

Margaret MacMillan has delivered the Boeing Commemorative Lecture 2014 at the Australian War Memorial, where she argued that the First World War was not inevitable.

BBC's Great War Controller speaks to Centenary News

Date: 30 Apr 2014

The BBC's Great War Controller, Adrian Van Klaveren, has said that programming so far has managed "to set some really important context about the Centenary".

Malta's Eurovision song entry commemorates First World War Centenary

Date: 27 Mar 2014

Malta has selected a song which commemorates the Centenary of the First World War to represent it at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Hidden Great War battlefield training site found on England's South Coast

Date: 07 Mar 2014

Historian Dan Snow talks to Centenary News Deputy Editor, Peter Alhadeff, about a First World War practice battlefield  discovered in undergrowth on the south coast of England.

British Library hosts: 'The First World War: The Debate'

Date: 28 Feb 2014

The British Library has organised a debate focusing on the First World War in light of the upcoming Centenary, with a panel of academics discussing the conflict.

Latest Video Upload: WFA's 'Great War Underground' Conference - Professor Doyle

Date: 29 Jan 2014

In the latest video upload from the Western Front Association & National Army Museum's 'Great War Underground' conference, Professor Peter Doyle explains the role of geologists in the conflict.

Western Front Association's 'Great War Underground' Conference - Andy Prada

Date: 27 Jan 2014

In the latest video upload from the Western Front Association & National Army Museum's 'Great War Underground' conference, Andy Prada provides "an introduction to military mining".

Centenary News films the WFA's 'Great War Underground' conference

Date: 21 Jan 2014

Centenary News has filmed The Great War Underground, a conference organised by the Western Front Association and the National Army Museum to explore the hidden world of the tunnellers who fought below ground.

BBC launch trailer for World War One season to mark the Centenary

Date: 20 Jan 2014

The BBC has released the official launch trailer for its World War One Season, which will run from 2014 - 2018, to mark the Centenary of the conflict.

State Library of Queensland launches 'Q Anzac 100: Memories for A New Generation'

Date: 20 Dec 2013

The State Library of Queensland in Australia has launched a five year programme of initiatives to commemorate the First World War and Anzac Centenary.

Artist plans to mark First World War Centenary with 'My Flanders' Field'

Date: 18 Dec 2013

Artist Sylvia Bollé is marking the Centenary of the First World War with her new artwork 'My Flanders' Field', which she hopes to exhibit internationally in 2014.

Fritt Ord Foundation First World War lecture series

Date: 10 Dec 2013

The Fritt Ord Foundation is planning a programme of events to mark the Centenary of the First World War, with a series of lectures having been held in November 2013.

First World War database: 'Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War'

Date: 28 Oct 2013

ProQuest is launching a new database - Trench Journals and Unit Magazines of the First World War - which will provide access to primary sources from the conflict.

Unpublished photograph negatives by French First World War soldier digitised into 3D

Date: 02 Oct 2013

Casa de la Imagen has digitised 500 stereo negatives of a previously unpublished photo archive from the First World War. The photographs were taken by a French soldier during the conflict.

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