£50 million pledged for WW1 centenary

Posted on 29th January 2013 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.

£50 million pledged for WW1 centenary

First World War centenary to touch 'every corner of the country'

David Cameron has outlined a programme of national commemorations to mark the centenary of the First World War. He said he wants a series of events that will touch "every corner of the country" in 2014 - along similar lines to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

As part of an educational legacy, the Prime Minister also said that children from every secondary school in Britain will have the chance to visit famous First World War battlefields.

More than £50m has been allocated for a "historic" commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I, David Cameron has announced.

Commemorations will be held to mark significant dates in the conflict, up to the anniversary of Armistice Day in 2018.

Mr Cameron said he wanted to ensure the sacrifices of the war were remembered for many years to come.

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