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Adjoining the grounds of France's largest military cemetery, outside the village of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, the International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette offers a poetic tribute to lives lost during World War I. Inaugurated this past November to ...
YOUNG people are to be given a fascinating insight into the science behind the First World War through a major new project announced tomorrow.

Katara General Manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti (centre) with photojournalist Haitham Aziz (right) and other officials at the opening of the exhibition.
'The Origins of World War I' at Seymour Historical Society ... The First World War, which lasted from 1914 to 1918, introduced such modern weaponry as the tank, the fighter plane and poison gas.
Lucas has also authored 'The 'Journey's End' Battalion - 9th East Surrey in The Great War'. "Often fortunately, Pirie did not know what tomorrow would bring for him and his companions.
In all the years I was in the Christian Brothers in Synge Street, we were told about Pearse and Connolly over and over again, but The Great War was never, ever mentioned." Byrne said the Guinness exhibition along with the exhibitions on the war in ...

Editor's note: The following story was written by hipbonegamer. This piece is a featured entry from the Art of Future warfare project's "Great War" war-art challenge that called for a fictional front-page style dispatch from the outbreak of the next ...
NEW YORK - Missing from chapters on World War I in most U.S. textbooks is the name of Edward Mandell Stone, a 27-year-old Harvard graduate from Chicago who made history with his death as a machine gunner in France 100 years ago this month.
The Poetry is in the pity," Owen famously wrote. In the decades to come, it would be Owen and his peers who would shape the dominant narratives of The Great War - to such an extent that more idealistic war poetry would be diminished in the popular view.
Calling it "an abyss of blood and darkness," Henry James responded bleakly to the First World War, said historian and Harvard president Drew Faust.
"They were considered in many cases to be ignoring the neutrality of the United States," said Doran Cart, senior curator of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. "They weren't considered traitors and weren't ...
Project coordinator Laura Macdonald said: "This project aimed to inspire participants of all ages to learn about local First World War heritage. The tour allows us to share their research to everyone in the community who would like to come along and ...
Residents can bring in a photo of someone who served in World War I and the RSL will make a copy, enlarge it to A3 size and laminate it.
During the First World War on Tyneside, the experiences of Ruth Dodds foreshadowed the later film plot. Coincidentally, in 1943, it was author and playwright Ruth with her sisters Hope and Sylvia who founded the Little Theatre in Gateshead.
"The school log books held at Glamorgan Archives include a wealth of information on the impact of the First World War on the home front across south Wales," said Rhian Phillips, senior Archivist at Glamorgan Archives.
Bruce Sellers of Oakland University will give a lecture titled United States in World War I: Idealism Disappointed at 6:30 p.m.
One of the guns responsible for smashing the German lines on the Western Front during the closing years of World War I is now on public display at the Australian war Memorial as part of the Centenary of ANZAC commemorations.

IN the midst of Valentine's Day frenzy last weekend the grandchildren of First World War sweethearts visited Wrest Park to share stories of their family's tender beginnings.
Redbridge Museum has launched Guests of the Nation - Belgian refugees, the First World War and Redbridge at Valentines Mansion.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to mark the centenary of the First World War, 1914-1918, the project involves South Gloucestershire Council working with local community heritage organisations to improve public engagement with the anniversary.
More than a year before the United States entered World War I, an American by the name of Edward Mandell Stone joined the French Foreign Legion to fight in the war.
A film depicting the story of First World War soldier Charlie Robbins, has had its premiere in Frome. The film, Welcome Home, follows the final journey of Mr Robbins' statue, which now stands at the entrance to Frome Memorial Theatre.
A framed picture of a Leicestershire soldier killed in the First World War has been saved from a skip. It was found just over a week ago following a house clearance in Hinckley.
A Rhondda man and his committee have become finalists for their work in getting a fitting memorial for soldiers of Welsh descent who lost their lives in the First World War. Peter Carter Jones and the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Campaign Committee are ...
The factory workers of Lancashire will help tell one of the most poignant recollections of the First World War, with the help of county actress Wendi Peters.
Winter has written, co-authored or edited at least 30 books, including the 2014 landmark, "Cambridge History of the First World War," which provides the first comprehensive global account of the war's history from military, political, social and ...
To demonstrate this claim, Krugman compares the shrinkage of Greece's gross domestic product seven years after the beginning of its austerity policies to that of Germany after its defeat in World War I. The similarities are visible in the graph above ...
The Imperial war Museum has issued a nationwide call to action for members of the British public to offer up information for its permanent digital memorial.
One hundred years ago, the First World War was raging and young Maritimers were called upon to serve our fledgling country.
A group of former soldiers, all suffering from combat stress, gathered to read out loud poems about the First World War written by British schoolchildren of all ages who had entered a poetry competition for schools, inviting children to write poems ...
The heritage-listed cemetery has about 14,500 graves, including 17 World War I diggers, the renown Australian retailing dynasty the Horderns and Antarctic expeditioner Archibald McLean.
NEWPORT Museum and Art Gallery wants to hear from members of the public whose Newport relatives were part of the war effort during the First World War. The museum has been holding an exhibition on the First World War and Newport since August 4.
Millions of people queued to see the 888,246 ceramic poppies full the moat at the Tower, which symbolised one for every British or colonial military death during the First World War. The poppies, which commemorated 100 years since the outbreak of the ...
However, there are only three First World War soldiers with this surname associated with our area. These are Cyril Norman Bevan, a clerk from Ballina, Richard Bevan, a baker from Grafton, and Trevor Davies Bevan, a farmer from Casino.
World War I era torpedoes had a range of between 1,640 and 3,380 yards. The range eventually increased to 9,190 yards. Ranges were based on an average speed of 27 knots.
A CENTENARY commemoration is being planned for one of the most fateful days in Caterham's history. On April 12, 1915, thousands of soldiers and volunteers marched through the town to drum up support for recruitment to the army to fight in The Great War.
A year of celebration to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War will be spearheaded by two projects in Hoddesdon and Broxbourne.
Ann Cody Deegan will present her research on Redlanders' participation in World War I when the Redlands Area Historical Society meets at 7 p.m.
Hartford - No one is quite certain how long the town's World War I monument has sat dismantled in the basement of the Garipay House.
Project officer Rob Freeman said: "It is really important that we use the opportunity of the First World War centenary to empower young people to learn for themselves about the huge sacrifices that were made by men and women from their area and to help ...
A First World War solider who gave his life to save his comrade was remembered by his family at a commemorative service. A requiem mass was held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Captain Alwyn Gosselin and other soldiers who lost ...
A HISTORY talk by Dr Richard Grayson, Professor of 20th century history, at Goldsmiths, University of London, is being hosted by Millfield school in Street next month.
Twenty-eight children and 14 teachers visited Ypres and the Somme last week through the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, which is offering every English state-funded secondary school the opportunity to learn about the war first ...
KEIGHLEY war veteran Clement Bartrim could feature in future exhibitions about forgotten Poets of the First World War. Museum researcher Lucy London is working with Keighley historian Andy Wade to reveal more about the former soldier.
We often think of the people who lived through The Great War as being less sentimental and demonstrative than we are, but in my experience the letters written home by soldiers of the First World War are often deeply poetic and heartfelt. Letters and ...
Twenty-eight children and 14 teachers visited Ypres and the Somme last week through the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, which is offering every English state-funded secondary school the opportunity to learn about the war first ...
Editor's note: The following profile is part of an ongoing series produced by Ed Butts examining the story and war story behind individuals named as First World War dead on the Guelph cenotaph in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the war and of ...
"With the help of audio-visual presentations and informative display panels, the story of The Great War is clearly explained with reference to the role Angus played in the conflict.
musicians and researchers in the north of Scotland are working together to explore the role of music, particularly the bagpipes, during the First World War. It's thought more than 2,500 pipers served on the Western Front alone, suffering heavy casualties.
Several of these personal stories - soldiers, nurses, politicians, artists, writers and families on the home front - are told in the library's Keepsakes: Australians and The Great War exhibition. One of them focuses on Mary Booth (1869-1956), a fierce ...


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