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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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WWI centenary funding

  • The Government will give £5 million to a new Centenary Education Programme.
  • It will also give £5 million to the Transforming Imperial War Museum project, in addition to the £5 million it has already given.
  • The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced an additional £6 million to enable young people working in their communities to conserve, explore and share local heritage of the First World War. This is in addition to the £9 million they have already given to projects marking the centenary.

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