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France marks Battle of Verdun centenary

France has been marking the centenary of the World War I Battle of Verdun. A re-enactment of the conflict featured the sound of shellfire. The

France has been marking the centenary of the World War I Battle of Verdun. A re-enactment of the conflict featured the sound of shellfire. The

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Ceremony in Turkey marks 100 years since Gallipoli August offensive

A ceremony attended by the Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove has been held in Turkey to mark the 100th anniversary of the August offensive

A ceremony attended by the Australian Governor General Peter Cosgrove has been held in Turkey to mark the 100th anniversary of the August offensive

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"Moments of Life": memoirs of a WW1 Italian General

After 80 years the World War One memoirs of Italian General Francesco Paolo Ronco have been published. Ronco was a lieutenant when he was captured by

After 80 years the World War One memoirs of Italian General Francesco Paolo Ronco have been published. Ronco was a lieutenant when he was captured by

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Gallipoli still teaching us brutality of war

A poem in Turkish on a Gallipoli hillside tells the traveller to ‘behold a place where an age went down… Listen to the silence where a nation’s heart

A poem in Turkish on a Gallipoli hillside tells the traveller to ‘behold a place where an age went down… Listen to the silence where a nation’s heart

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French 'Ring of Memory' memorial - an expression of fellowship

‘The Ring of Memory’ memorial in northern France was designed to focus attention not on nations but on the individuals who lost their lives in World

‘The Ring of Memory’ memorial in northern France was designed to focus attention not on nations but on the individuals who lost their lives in World

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Europe remembers the World War One armistice

Europe ensured this November 11 would be a special one with a day of ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World

Europe ensured this November 11 would be a special one with a day of ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World

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German cemetery in France symbol of WWI reconciliation

The message of reconciliation is also very present on Armistice Day in Europe. In the northern French village of Neuville Saint Vaast, which was

The message of reconciliation is also very present on Armistice Day in Europe. In the northern French village of Neuville Saint Vaast, which was

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Gallery: See the stunning poppy tribute to mark WW1 centenary

Huge crowds have flocked to London to catch a last glimpse of a stunning poppy garden that pays tribute to British casualties in World War

Huge crowds have flocked to London to catch a last glimpse of a stunning poppy garden that pays tribute to British casualties in World War

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Europe Weekly: EU's action on Ebola

In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly, the EU announces new steps against Ebola; European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso bows out of

In this week’s edition of Europe Weekly, the EU announces new steps against Ebola; European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso bows out of

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First Battle of Ypres anniversary marked

A ceremony’s been held to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres during the World War One. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the

A ceremony’s been held to mark the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Ypres during the World War One. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the

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Belgium lights up WWI Western Front

Catherine Wheels and a fireworks waterfall have marked the beginning of a World War I torchlight remembrance in Belgium. Some 8,400 torchbearers

Catherine Wheels and a fireworks waterfall have marked the beginning of a World War I torchlight remembrance in Belgium. Some 8,400 torchbearers

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War's lost intellects 'did not die'

The War of 1914-18 was not only fought with guns but with intellect, a world war of minds and of the spirit. French and German thinkers

The War of 1914-18 was not only fought with guns but with intellect, a world war of minds and of the spirit. French and German thinkers

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WW1 centenary day ends with 'Lights Out' across UK

Dignitaries from around the world gathered in Belgium on Monday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The city

Dignitaries from around the world gathered in Belgium on Monday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The city

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First World War centenary marked in Belgium

Fifty heads of state have gathered in Belgium to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Euronews spoke to our correspondent

Fifty heads of state have gathered in Belgium to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. Euronews spoke to our correspondent

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World War I: Reflecting on 'the war to end all wars'

In Liege a ceremony took place at the Allies’ Memorial, close to where German troops invaded Belgium on August 4, 1914, the event which brought

In Liege a ceremony took place at the Allies’ Memorial, close to where German troops invaded Belgium on August 4, 1914, the event which brought

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Liege remembers its role in the start of World War One

Representatives from more than 80 countries have gathered in the Belgian city of Liege to commemorate the opening hostilities of World War One. The

Representatives from more than 80 countries have gathered in the Belgian city of Liege to commemorate the opening hostilities of World War One. The

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One hundred years ago, the Battle of Verdun

1916: February 21 While the Western Front struggled under the harsh conditions of trench warfare, German Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn argued

1916: February 21 While the Western Front struggled under the harsh conditions of trench warfare, German Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn argued

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UK's Imperial War Museum set for historic reopening

The Imperial War Museum in London will reopen to the public on Saturday after undergoing a major revamp to commemorate the centenary of the First

The Imperial War Museum in London will reopen to the public on Saturday after undergoing a major revamp to commemorate the centenary of the First

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Tourists give Sarajevo a touch of its former diversity

A hundred years after the First World War was kick-started there, and 20 years since the city itself was devastated in the Bosnian war, Sarajevo has

A hundred years after the First World War was kick-started there, and 20 years since the city itself was devastated in the Bosnian war, Sarajevo has

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Two competing ceremonies mark centenary of WWI in Bosnia

Visitors have flooded to Sarajevo keen to be a part of history. It was in the Bosnian capital 100 years ago to the day where Gavrilo Princip shot and

Visitors have flooded to Sarajevo keen to be a part of history. It was in the Bosnian capital 100 years ago to the day where Gavrilo Princip shot and

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Sarajevo marks 100 years since WWI with concert

Crowding the streets outside the city hall in Sarajevo, people were treated to a concert to commemorate the event which triggered the First World

Crowding the streets outside the city hall in Sarajevo, people were treated to a concert to commemorate the event which triggered the First World

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The art of making peace in Sarajevo

In a town famous for the horrors of war, an exhibition to show the beauty of peace is taking place. As Sarajevo commemorates 100 years since the

In a town famous for the horrors of war, an exhibition to show the beauty of peace is taking place. As Sarajevo commemorates 100 years since the

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Sarajevo: Final touches ahead of WW1 commemoration

Sarajevo is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of World War One. Later on Saturday the

Sarajevo is putting the finishing touches to preparations for the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of World War One. Later on Saturday the