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On Monday 25th April 2016, the 101st anniversary of ANZAC Day was commemorated at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux. Take a look at  some of the photos of this very moving event.

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is responsible for the commemoration of almost 1.7 million members of the Commonwealth forces who gave their lives in the two World Wars. In commemoration of the Battle of the Somme which lasted a total of 141 days the CWGC is working in association with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Royal British Legion (RBL) to develop a programme of events across the 141Days.

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Blaise Cendrars was an acclaimed Swiss-born writer and poet of the twentieth century who fought with the French Foreign Legion in the Somme during the war. He later published La Main Coupée, a lively account of his war-time adventures.  English readers will be pleased to learn that a new translation of his work has recently been published.

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For 2016 the Historial invites visitors to discover it new exhibitions and activities, which include a new audiovisual room, enriched galleries, a young visitor app, a new reception area at the Historial and a new museum at the Thiepval Visitor Centre !

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