On Aug 4 2014 it will be 100 years since war was declared, pitching the nation into one of its hardest and chapters.
The centenary's highlight will be a candle-lit vigil of prayer and penitence at Westminster Abbey finishing, with the last candle being extinguished at 11pm - when war was declared.
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