2014 marks 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War. The First World War was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone. One hundred years on, we are all connected to the First World War, either through our own family history, the heritage of local communites or because of its long term impact on society and the world we live in today.
The IWM (Imperial War Museums) is leading on the First World War Centenary Partnership, a network of local, regional, national and internation cultural and educational organisations. As a group the partnership will present a programmed of events, activities and digital platforms which will enable millions of people across the world to discover more about life in the First World War.