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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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Children's choir marks First World War centenary

A choir from Llanelli is marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a special production.

Youngsters from the Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers in costume Credit: Jeremy Williams

The Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers will dress up in period costume for a musical tribute titled The Journey of Sacrifice. It'll include around 60 singers aged between seven and 16 years old. They'll be singing some of the most well-known war time tunes, including Pack Up Your Troubles.

Young singers in costume to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War Credit: Jeremy Williams

“As a Welsh choir, it is very poignant to sing the popular war song Pack Up Your Troubles as this was written by two Welsh brothers, one of which committed suicide as a result of the war and the popularity of the song being sung by service men as they marched to their fate on the battlefield.”

– Nikkila Thomas, senior chorister

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