Maria Miller has said that marking the Great War is way of making sure people understand the affect the war had both at home and abroad.
The Culture Secretary said: "the war itself had an enormous impact not just on the Western Front but also here on the Home Front. I think it's all of those things that had a profound effect on our nation and are at the heart of our commemorative events."
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