First World War

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"The Germans started shouting to us 'come out'": Diary details World War I Christmas truce

A diary account of the famous Christmas Day football match of 1914, written by a Lieutenant who reckoned it would sound "a very tall story", is about to be revealed at the National Football Museum.

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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 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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Granddaughter's shock discovery leads to story of World War I conscientious objector who served as medic

The family of a Quaker who served at a French Clearing Station in World War I have donated precious items to a museum after being shocked to see his pay book on display.

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Story of the Derby artist who made the Tower of London's World War I ceramic poppies

When they are taken down tomorrow, the Tower of London's poppies will have been perhaps the most celebrated artwork made for the World War I Centenary. Their success, says Paul Cummins, came out of......

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Roll of Honour and First World War exhibition remember the Sussex fallen at Hove Library

A new exhibition, Hove at War, includes the names of more than 600 men and women from Sussex who lost their lives during the First World War.

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BBC and IWM create The Face of WW1 Photo Mosaic for Armistice

Helen Marshall's giant mosaic of World War I hero Private James Beaney, created with the faces of 20,000 people who attended BBC events, will appear at IWM North for the remembrance weekend and......

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Agreement to "maximise potential" of Britain's most intact First World War aerodrome Stow Maries

The first Listed Building Heritage Partnership Agreement in England has been signed by the Trustees of Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome Near Maldon in Essex.

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Last British survivor of Gallipoli Campaign to be country's first boardable World War I ship

The National Museum of the Royal Navy says a “stunning immersive battle experience” will await visitors to the HMS M33 when it opens to the public in 2015.

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Revealed: The feminist story of the women who set up First World War hospital in Russia

Selina Lock, whose new story is included in a Graphic Anthology of the First World War, says her account of the Scottish Women's Hospital is an unrevealed tale from Russia.

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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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