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Centenary News is a site covering the First World War Centenary and contains news, videos & articles. contactcentenarynews@gmail.com
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UHI Arch Inst Feb 15
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Centenary News Feb 19
2019 Orkney conference to mark centenary of the scuttling of the German High Seas Fleet in Flow - call for papers .
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On This Day RN Feb 18
1919 the Women’s Royal Naval Service, established 2 years previous, was disbanded after the end on However as was preparing in case of breaking out the WRNS were re-formed in 1939, continuing until 1993, when they were formally merged with the RN
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George Morton-Jack Feb 6
‘The war is not over’, the Chief of the British General Staff said of in 1919 - nearly a million Indian & British troops in the Middle East surely agreed, serving on from Cairo to Istanbul and Basra, yet the sheer size and breadth of the Allied occupation is often forgotten
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WW1 Centennial Jan 31
"INSIDE THE MAKING OF THE NATIONAL WWI MEMORIAL, DC" Master sculptor Sabin Howard using new tech photogrammetry in preparation for full scale sculpting of "A Soldier's Journey" Learn more about the Memorial:
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Connie Ruzich Jan 31
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Ina.fr Jan 28
28 janvier 1921 : la tombe du Soldat Inconnu est inaugurée à Paris, sous l’arc de Triomphe
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The British Newspaper Archive Jan 26
Sunday Post, 26 January 1919, 'people of Britain' behind League of Nations proposal
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Centenary News Jan 25
Ypres and its place in remembrance - Stefan Goebel & Mark Connelly discuss ’Ypres’, their new book in the OUP ‘Great Battles Series’, at Flanders House, London.
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The British Newspaper Archive Jan 21
Over two months after the end of the war, the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry) is still published, listing here on 21 January 1919 the British Prisoners of War who have been released & have returned to Britain
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Centenary News Jan 19
What was happening between the armistice and the opening of the Paris peace talks?
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Centenary News Jan 18
The Paris Peace Conference ending opened 100 years ago, 18 January 1919 - the anniversary of Kaiser Wilhelm I’s proclamation as German Emperor at Versailles in 1871.
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🌟DigHill80.com Jan 15
Today the German soldiers recovered were handed over to the at Langemark where they will wait for their reburial on 11 October (2pm CET).
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Centenary News Jan 15
Database launches for project to trace stories of 250,000 Belgian refugees who came to Britain in .
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WW1 Centennial Jan 9
The new Aviation Memorial, a 100 Cities / 100 Memorials grantee, is now dedicated by the League of Aviation Historians to honor Airmen. Located at the US Airforce museum near Dayton, Ohio. Here's the story:
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WW100Scotland Jan 1
Today’s service at the Memorial in , attended by HRH The Prince Charles and First Minister , to commemorate the centenary of the tragedy:
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BBC Highlands Jan 1
The Iolaire disaster: The 'crowning sorrow of the war'
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Scottish Government Jan 1
At around 2.00am on 1st January 1919 HMY Iolaire was carrying sailors home from WW1 when she hit rocks near Stornoway harbour. At least 201 men from Lewis & Harris died and there were only 79 survivors. It is one of the UK’s worst maritime disasters.
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Centenary News Dec 27
December 1918: President Woodrow Wilson arrived in France, to take part in Paris Peace Conference after . The US leader also visited Britain & Italy before the talks started in January 1919.
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WarGravesCommission Nov 25
in 1918 German forces laid down their arms in Mbala, Zambia - an event which ended the First World War in Africa. Today an event will be held at a memorial which roughly marks the spot where this historic event took place. Learn more, here:
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