First World War Centenary

In November 2018 it is 100 years since the end of the First World War. The Great War lasted from 28 July 1914 until 11 November 1918.

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'School Report': Another look at project marking start of WW1

ITV News Anglia's 'School Report' series started in 2014 Credit: ITV News Anglia

At the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War in 2014 ITV News Anglia ran a competition for schools to come up with ideas for reports on stories that impacted their local community.

They were produced by the children and remain as powerful and relevant today as they were 4 years ago.

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Hundreds watch soldiers etched in the sand as part of Remembrance Day

Watch a video report by Hannah Pettifer:

Hundreds of people at Clacton in Essex have been etching figures of soldiers on the sand as part of remembrance day. The event was created by film director Danny Boyle, using the country's beaches as a canvas to honour those who lost their lives in the war.

Children's banners of remembrance go on display

Watch a video report by Claire McGlasson:

Banners of remembrance marking 100 years since the end of World War One have gone on display at the Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire. They’ve been made by pupils at a nearby school who've been getting closer to the stories they've been learning.


Village project to remember First War World veterans

Remembering the First World War veterans from Warmington in Northamptonshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

To mark the centenary of the armistice a small village in Northamptonshire has been researching the lives of the villagers who fought in the First World War.

Warmington sent 135 men to fight in the Great War - 25 did not return. A heavy price for a community of just a few hundred souls to pay, if not unusual in the context of the horrors of World War One.

Two years of painstaking work has gone into researching the lives of all 135 men. Who they were, what did they do before, during and after the war, if they were fortunate enough to survive.

They were mostly ordinary country people, many of them would have been the first of their family to travel abroad.

  • There was special significance for ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson who reported on the project
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