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Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018

Mike Sheil

, October 24, 2018 — Culture

Exhibition Photographer

Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace and Reconciliation 2018 is the last in a series of exhibitions which have been held during the centenary period of the First World War and which is now the most widely viewed international exhibition about the conflict.    These exhibitions, consisting of photographs of the landscapes of the conflict as…

Amiens 100: the Australians and the Tank Corps at Amiens

Dr George Hay

, 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 against…

Amiens Remembered

Simon Bendry

, 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, Culture,…

Poppy Scotland blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay

Mark Bibbey

, December 15, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive, Poppyscotland

You will probably know us best for running the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal, but Poppyscotland works all-year round to support our Armed Forces community in Scotland. In the past year we have supported people in every part of the country and that’s why we’re backing #LocalCharitiesDay.With the help of our year-round fundraising and generous donations from…

14-18 NOW receives Remember WW1 Award

Jenny Waldman

, November 30, 2016 — Culture

Director, 14-18 NOW

Earlier this month 14-18 NOW were delighted to receive the national ‘Arts and Creativity’ award for our work on the Poppies Tour, Dazzle Ships and we’re here because we’re here.14-18 NOW is the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and we aim to bring the stories of the First World War to…

Shakespeare in the libraries of Manchester

Baroness Neville-Rolfe

, July 5, 2016 — Culture

When I was in Manchester for the Somme commemorations I discovered some remarkable Shakespeare archives in two of our finest libraries.Manchester Library is a wonderful circular building, built in 1934. Sympathetically restored by a Newcastle architect, it has become a focal meeting point for the City with 2.5million visitors since it reopened.I was visiting Archives…

Remembering the Somme in Manchester

Baroness Neville-Rolfe

, July 4, 2016 — Culture

On Friday I went to the national commemoration of the Somme in Manchester. We celebrated the lives of the thousands of young men who fought or died on the Somme with over 19,000 from our country dying on the very first day 100 years ago.I joined dignitaries at the Cenotaph in a moving service led…

Kate Adie – My Memory Square for the Path of the Remembered

Kate Adie

, May 9, 2016 — Culture

Journalist Kate Adie shares her inspiration for her contribution the the Path of the Remembered.Mary Sangster filled shells with TNT twelve hours a day. Work in a munitions factory was demanding and dangerous. Hundreds of thousands of women like her were hard at work throughout the country, supplying the voracious demands of the WW1 battlefields.They were ‘doing their bit’, patriotic…