The National Archives has published more diaries of men serving on the front, ahead of the centenary of the start of WW1, on July 28.
Records showing pleas to avoid conscription, revealing the impact WW1 had on the home front, have been made available online
The diaries of soldiers who served during the First World War have been published online for the first time. Here are some of the extracts.
Between 1,000 and 1,200 people were surveyed online in the UK, as well as in Egypt, France, Germany, India, Russia, and Turkey about their First World War knowledge.
The poll conducted by YouGov for the British Council found:
In the UK fewer than half of the 1,081 people questioned were aware that North America and the Middle East played a part in the First World War, while less than a quarter realised that Africa and Asia were involved.
The research found a widespread lack of understanding about the impact of the war - while 62% of people in the UK were aware of its connection to the rise of the Nazis in Germany, far fewer (37%) were aware of the link with the rise of Communism in Russia.
Less than a third of UK respondents associated the war with the fall of the Ottoman Empire (32%) or the creation of the United Nations (27%), and just 11% were aware of its connection with the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
Across the seven countries, almost three-quarters of people surveyed (72%) believed that their country was still affected by the consequences of the war, the research found.
There were a total of 7,488 responses to the poll - 1,052 in Egypt; 1,029 in France; 1,070 in Germany; 1,215 in India; 1,019 in Russia; 1,022 in Turkey and 1,081 in the UK.
Fewer than half of people in the UK realise the First World War extended beyond Europe, a new report has shown.
According to the report, produced from research by the British Council, most people's knowledge of the Great War - which began 100 years ago - is limited to fighting on the Western Front.
The document - Remember The World As Well As The War - reveals a lack of understanding of the global scale and impact of the war, and calls on the UK and the rest of the world to use forthcoming centenary commemorations to help people gain a better understanding of the global nature of the conflict.
The coin issued to mark the centenary of World War One has been branded "offensive" by a Welsh politician, who has called for it to be scrapped.
Plaid Cymru Welsh Assembly candidate Dai Lloyd said the Royal Mint's commemorative £2 coin, which features the iconic propaganda image of Lord Kitchener and the words "Your country needs you," glorifies war and should never have gone into circulation.
Dr Lloyd said: "It is hard to imagine a more offensive and jingoistic message to send to the rest of the world than this unfortunate image.
"It epitomises the blinkered mentality that sent millions to their deaths in the trenches, including tens of thousands from Wales."
A Royal Mint spokeswoman said: "This design was selected to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War because it has come to be strongly associated with the outbreak of the war and is recognised by much of the population.
The publication of thousands of diaries from servicemen who fought in the First World War will enable their voices to heard, Culture Secretary Maria Miller said.
Speaking ahead of the publication of the extracts today, she said:
The National Archives' digitised First World War unit diaries will allow us to hear the voices of those that sacrificed their lives and is even more poignant now there are no living veterans who can speak directly about the events of the war.
This new online vehicle gives a very public voice to some of these soldiers, through which we will be able to hear their thoughts and feelings.
The online publication of thousands of pages of diary entries from the First World War will allow "allows people across the world to discover daily activities, stories and battles of each unit for themselves", author and military records specialist William Spencer said.
The diaries are the most popular records from The National Archives' First World War collection and are being digitised as part of the organisation's centenary programme.
Mr Spencer said he hopes the publication of the diaries will enable people to learn more about the First World War, and shed some light on the thoughts and feelings of the men who fought it. He said:
"It's interesting because it's humanising it. War is a de-humanising thing."
Hundreds of thousands of pages of diaries from units from the First World War have been digitised and will be available to read online today.
The National Archives is publishing the first batch of unit diaries from France and Flanders as part of the organisations centenary programme.
The organisation is hoping that "citizen historians" will read the diaries to unearth new discoveries about life at war.
A national poppy-planting project to mark the centenary of the WW1 will go ahead despite original organisers failing to secure a heritage grant, the Royal British Legion (RBL) has said.
The 2014 Real Poppy Project, an idea that originated in the Greenhithe and Swanscombe branch of the RBL, has been supported by the Prime Minister.
But the Heritage Lottery Fund turned down funding for the local project to provide poppy seeds in the Kent area, saying it was experiencing a "high level of demand".
The RBL has confirmed it is continuing to roll out its UK-wide project in partnership with "a national retailer".
A spokeswoman from the Heritage Lottery Fund said: "Demand for our funds is high and we are unfortunately unable to support every application.
"We remain deeply committed to helping people to learn about and tell the stories of the First World War, and have already invested more than £28 million into projects marking the Centenary."