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In Flanders Field the Poppies Blow…

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Start of World War 1 a Century Ago

Today marks the official start of World War 1 a century ago. In the United Kingdom and the world over the following words, spoken on this day are remembered “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. From the time of its occurrence until the

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Battle of the Somme

The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive, took place during the First World War between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on either side of the

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