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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WWI memorial garden to be unveiled in Caerphilly

The poppy-shaped garden will be unveiled today in Caerphilly. Credit: PA

A special poppy-shaped garden has been created in Caerphilly to remember those who fought in the First World War. The garden will contain poppies and various other flowers.

It will be officially unveiled today and the garden will serve as a reminder of the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

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Portraits of the fallen projected onto Bangor arts centre

Hundreds of people have gathered at the Pontio Arts Centre in Bangor for Credit: ITV News/Rob Shelley

Portraits of servicemen from north Wales who died during the First World War are being projected on to the side of Pontio Arts Centre in Bangor tonight.

The images are being beamed from Bangor's Memorial Arch on to the arts centre to mark the connection between the sacrifices of the past and the hopes of the future.

It's part of a memorial service marking the outbreak of the Great War.

Congregation gathers at cathedral for WW1 service

People are gathering at Llandaff Cathedral for a special service. Credit: ITV News/Kevin Ashford

Lights are being turned out across Wales this evening in an event marking one hundred years since Britain entered World War One.

A candlelit vigil is taking place at Llandaff Cathedral, with a service led by Archbishop of Wales Dr Barry Morgan. First Minister Carwyn Jones and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester are amongst those attending.

People are being encouraged to switch out their lights between 10pm and 11pm and light a candle in remembrance for those who lost their lives in the Great War.

The life and legacy of Lloyd George

The declaration of war this day a century ago changed just about every life across Wales. It transformed David Lloyd George - from politician to statesman . He was - by 1918 - described as 'the man who won the war' - the Prime Minister and the most famous person in Britain. All this from a man who started life in a small cottage on the Lleyn peninsula: Rob Shelley has been looking at the life - and legacy - of Lloyd George.

Welsh landmarks to turn lights out to mark centenary

Landmarks across Wales will turn out their lights tonight as the UK marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Between 10pm and 11pm the lights will be extinguished leaving just a single light or candle burning for a shared moment of reflection.

Cardiff Castle will be among the landmarks taking part in the UK-wide mark of respect Credit: PA

It is right that we commemorate and remember those who took part in the First World War in this centenary year and always. The bravery and sacrifice of those who fought and of the communities on the home front, continues to humble all of us.

– Cllr Phil Bale, Cardiff City Council leader


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