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The region marks 100 years since World War One

Monday 4 August marked exactly 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. On Lookaround we've been bringing you a series of special features on the role of men and women from our region, a century ago.

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Friends who became foes: A German Emperor and a Cumbrian Earl

Kaiser Wilhelm 2nd and the Earl of Lonsdale Credit: ITV Border

Much of the blame for World War One is often placed on the German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm the second. But what's less known about him is his connection to what is now Cumbria and his great friendship before the war with the Earl of Lonsdale.

On a state visit to Penrith and the Lake District he was cheered by local people. But as war loomed the friendship broke down and Lord Lonsdale eventually formed his own army battalion to fight the Germans.

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