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Siegfried Sassoon’s First World War diaries released

The personal diaries and illustrations of one of the First World War’s most celebrated poets have been released by Cambridge University Library, offering unnerving insight into life in the trenches.

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Don’t miss the latest issue of BRITAIN magazine

Come with us as we go behind the scenes of the real Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle; take a tour of some of London’s most iconic buildings; and retrace the steps of the Battle of Hastings.

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History of Cowes Week in photos

As the biggest sailing regatta in the world gets ready for a week of racing, here are some historic photos of the famous Cowes Week. Read More »

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Photos: iconic WWI prints go on display in London

A new exhibition at London’s Osborne Samuel gallery will showcase the iconic First World War imagery of CRW Nevinson – famed for his evocative lithographs.

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The Queen opens Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last night…

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Watch trailer of Benedict Cumberbatch in Bletchley Park story

See much-loved British actor Benedict Cumberbatch in action as he takes on the lead role in a new film about Bletchley Park and the work of its codebreakers.

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Prince George’s official birthday portrait

An official photograph of Prince George has been released to mark his first birthday.

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A sea of poppies at the Tower of London to mark WWI

Thousands of ceramic poppies have been planted at the Tower of London to mark the centenary of the First World War – and you can be part of this impressive art installation.

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Turn your lamps out in honour of the fallen

On 4 August everyone in the UK – and internationally – is being urged to turn their lights out to mark 100 years since Britain announced war on Germany.

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VIDEO: Queen names Royal Navy’s biggest ever ship

The Queen officially christened HMS Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Rosyth Dockyard in Fife today in true Scottish style…using whisky.

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