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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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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