First World War

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Battle of Jutland "living legend" HMS Caroline to become museum in £11.5 million overhaul

HMS Caroline, the lone survivor of the largest naval battle of World War I, will be turned into a major museum - 90 years after she moved to Belfast Harbour.

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Sky's the limit for one lucky writer as RAF Museum announces blogger-in-residence post

Ahead of the museum's first major exhibition in more than ten years - this December's First World War in the Air show - curators are inviting one blogger to be a part of it.

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Competition: Win a copy of World War I graphic art anthology The New Wipers Times

Writer Helen Cross and artist Carol Adlam have recreated the renowned trench magazine in a stylish graphic art book as part of the World War I Centenary. Win it here.

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In Pictures: Archaeologists find remains of World War I village and Prisoner of War camp

See pictures from the Yorkshire Dales site where remnants of a village created more than a century ago have been found.

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A wiki for the First World War? International Encyclopedia of the Great War to launch online

The latest web project to be launched for the First World War Centenary is a Pan European Encyclopedic wiki featuring international perspectives on the conflict.

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World War I Leeds Pals village and German POW camp rediscovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists have found sauce and beer bottles, broken crockery and children's toys from a rural Yorkshire village which once housed workers, Leeds Pals battalions and German Prisoners of War.

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London Transport Museum Battle Bus heads through Belgium for First World War Centenary tour

London Transport Museum’s recently restored and converted B-type bus No.B2737 Battle Bus is on a ten-day tour of battlefields across Belgium and Northern France.

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The rich First World War archive of the Illustrated London News goes online

The pictures that illustrated the First World War are the star attraction in a new website that mines the archives of the Illustrated London News and Illustrated War News.

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National Archives piece together the records of 140,000 First World War officers

Nearly 140,000 surviving paper records of Officers who served in the First World War, including Rudyard Kipling's son Jack and future Prime Minister Clement Atlee, have been made available at the......

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Nelson Museum fights to restore WWI flag commemorating sinking of HMS Monmouth

The Nelson Museum in Monmouth is looking for help to fund the conservation of an important First World War artefact – a flag commemorating the sinking of HMS Monmouth in 1914.

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Liverpool Pals memorial to be unveiled at Liverpool Lime Street for First World War Centenary

The sacrifice of the Pals Battalions of Liverpool is to be marked with a new memorial at Liverpool Lime Street station designed by local sculptor Tom Murphy.

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Curator's Choice: Hannah Agass looks through the diary of World War I nurse Veronica Nisbet

Hannah Agass, of the Museum of the Order of St John, on the moving testimonial of a St John Ambulance nurse who volunteered to save soldiers' lives during the First World War.

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