First World War

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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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Newly discovered letter reveals what really happened during the 1914 Christmas Day truce

A newly discovered letter written by a General on the day it happened reveals how news of the 1914 Christmas Day truce spread like wildfire through the trenches.

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RAF Museum hits all the right notes with new First World War in the Air gallery

Balancing incredible aircraft such as the Sopwith Camel and the Fokker with the tales of those who flew and worked on them is no easy task. But the RAF Museum's subtle storytelling succeeds, as......

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Archaeologists find bullets and shells at "enigma" Western Front practice trenches used by World War I soldiers in Cumbria

Archaeologists have found bulletheads and shellcases from the First World War at practice trenches which later became a moving target range and gunnery school during World War II.

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Petition opposing closure of Imperial War Museum library receives more than 5,500 signatures

Trade Union members say plans have been made to close the IWM's popular library, claiming they could cause the loss of up to 80 jobs after a £4 million cut in government funding.

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