First World War

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Five Myths of Gallipoli: The National Museum of the Royal Navy puts the record straight

As Anzac Day approaches, The National Museum of the Royal Navy's historian and curator Nick Hewitt outlines five myths of the Gallipoli campaign of the First World War.

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Discovery of family recipe allows RAF Museum to recreate fighter ace's favourite plum cake

The chance discovery of an old family recipe has allowed the RAF Museum to recreate the plum cake loved by First World War Royal Flying Corps fighter ace Albert Ball.

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Curators find Victoria Cross won by British Major shot on horse during First World War Mesopotamian campaign

The highest possible honour for a Commonwealth serviceman and a string of medals won by Major Godfrey Massy Wheeler have been found by curators at Brighton Museum.

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The Innovation Race: Photos of the female factory workers who helped save Britain in World War I

See pictures from the factories and owners who helped David Lloyd George after he was appointed Minister of Munitions, saving the war effort at a time when Britain faced low morale and little......

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New memorial wall will remember 736 men lost with Lord Kitchener on HMS Hampshire in 1916

A commemorative wall bearing the names of all 736 men lost when HMS Hampshire sank during the First World War is to be built around Orkney's Kitchener Memorial.

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Blackouts, Zeppelin raids and peace: New Scars on the City exhibition shows Edinburgh in World War I

Cigarette cards used to teach young people about the war and photos from the bombing raids the city endured are part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh.

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Crowdfunding bid to complete restoration of WWI veteran HMS M.33 for Gallipoli centenary

Crowdfunding is being adopted by the National Museum of the Royal Navy to complete the conservation of First World War veteran vessel HMS M.33 in her centenary year.

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Wrest Park reveals a First World War love story that lasted a lifetime

Daniel and Evelyn MacLean's love story will star in a temporary exhibition at the English Heritage property in Bedford from May 2015.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan celebrate 25 years by remembering the gardeners who went to war in 1914

The Lost Gardens of Heligan is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening to the public by remembering the gardeners who left a south Cornish paradise to go to war in 1914.

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Aircraft of the First World War: A tour of the Grahame-White Factory at the RAF Museum London

Take a tour of the remarkable aircraft in the RAF Museum's First World War in the Air permanent exhibition with Head of Collections, Ian Thirsk.

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Conflict, Time, Photography: Tate Modern's powerful portrayal of the lasting effects of war

Working from the time passed since each war portrayed, Tate Modern's huge new exhibition takes Kurt Vonnegut's SlaughterHouse-Five as an initial influence.

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Archaeologists reveal finds from first survey of Britain's largest First World War airfield

Working in inclement conditions at the aerodrome which was Britain's largest World War I airfield, archaeologists have found anti-bomb glass, copper, nails, pottery and more.

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