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Amiens 100: the Australians and the Tank Corps at Amiens

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, August 15, 2018 — First World War

Principal Records Specialist, The National Archives

Dr George Hay, from the National Archives, outlines his research into the Battle of Amiens  The 4th and 11th Australian Infantry Brigade belonged to the 3rd Australian Division. They were to be supported in the opening stages of the battle by 5th Tank Brigade on the extreme left of the main Australian-Canadian spearhead, butting up…

Amiens Remembered

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, August 6, 2018 — Culture

Programme Director for the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, UCL Institute of Education, London.

In August 2018, students from many of the nations which fought at the Battle of Amiens in 1918 – Australia, Canada, France, UK and USA – are coming together to commemorate the battle and as a symbol of international reconciliation. The programme, developed by UCL Institute of Education in partnership with the Department for Digital,…

Become a Somme Young Ambassador

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, September 28, 2015 — Uncategorized

The ballot has now launched for the public to join the commemorations commemorations to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme. To mark this, we have launched the Somme Young Ambassadors competition. Presenter and historian, Dan Snow explains how you can take part.   The Somme is one of the biggest and most costly battles…

The battle of Neuve Chapelle remembered

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, March 10, 2015 — First World War

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 9 April 2014.

In 2015 there are few reasons to stop at the French village of Neuve Chapelle. Visitors who do make it this far are usually looking for one thing – the war memorial that stands at the edge of town. Such memorials are not uncommon in this part of the world. They dot the landscape from…

The First World War and the surprising debt we owe to ‘The West Coast Boys’ from South America

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, August 26, 2014 — Culture

Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport and Tourism

One very rewarding, aspect of the work that’s been done to mark the First World War Centenary is the sheer range of historical oddities that come to the surface as you start to look into it.  I don’t mean ‘oddities’ in any negative or derogatory way, I should stress; rather, I’m thinking of the surprising…