WWI centenary plans announced

David Cameron has announced plans to mark the centenary of the Great War. National commemorations will be held on the anniversary of the first day of conflict on the 4th August 2014 and for the first day of the Somme on 1st July 2016.

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First World War events to be commemorated

The full order of events commemorating the First World War will span from the centenary of the outbreak of war in 2014 until that of Armistice Day in 2018. Some of the commemoration dates include:

  • Outbreak of war, August 1, 2014
  • First day of conflict, August 4, 2014
  • Gallipoli Campaign , April 25, 2015-
  • Battle of the Somme, July 1 2016
  • Battle of Jutland, May 31, 2016-
  • Passchendaele, June 17, 2017-
  • Armistice Day, November 11, 2018

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