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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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PM: Commemoration must 'capture our national spirit'

The Prime Minister stands in front of a painting depicting the Great War during his address at the Imperial War Museum Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

The Prime Minister said an advisory board of former defence secretaries, chiefs of staff and military specialists would bring together ideas for nationwide commemorations of the Great War.

He told an audience at the Imperial War Museum that his ambition was to have a "commemoration that captures our national spirit in every corner of the country".

"A commemoration that, like the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this year, says something about who are as a people," he continued.

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