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Wales marks the centenary of World War One

August 4th 2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of World War One. Millions of soldiers from Wales and the rest of the UK enlisted to fight in the conflict, which lasted for four years between 1914 and 1918.

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WW1 propaganda prints displayed at Cardiff museum

As the nation prepares to commemorate the centenary of the start of World War One, a collection of propaganda artwork has gone on display in the Welsh capital for the very first time.

The 66 lithographic prints were commissioned by the British Government in 1917 to rally public support for the war effort.

They now form 'The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals' exhibition at National Museum Cardiff, featuring renowned war artists including Augustus John, Frank Brangwyn, William Rothenstein and C.R.W Nevinson.

The 'Efforts' portfolio illustrates some of the day-to-day activities of the war effort, including women at work, while 'Ideals' expresses the aims and ambitions of the war through use of allegory and symbolism.

The exhibition is open until January 2015.

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