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England Observes WWI Centenary

By Linda Tancs

One hundred years ago today, Great Britain gave Austria-Hungary an ultimatum to stand down from hostilities. When Austria-Hungary didn’t comply, Great Britain entered World War I.  To mark the event, a candlelight vigil will take place today from sundown until 11:00 p.m. at Westminster Abbey.  That’s just one of several events taking place nationally as part of a global commemoration of the centenary of World War I.  Together with the Imperial War Museums, a months-long cultural and events program (including a nationwide tour by the BBC) will connect contemporary generations with the pivotal battles, milestones and personal histories surrounding the Great War.

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