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- Remembrance events being held across Gwent
- Services will mark 100 years on from Britain's entry into the First World War
Then and now: The 1st Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment marching from their barracks on Stow Hill, Newport, 1914:
A mass of ceramic poppies form part of an art installation at the Tower of London marking the centenary of the First World War.
The Mayor of Newport, Matthew Evans led and dignitaries at today's First World War memorial service at the Civic Centre.
Will you be turning your lights out this evening and lighting a candle to remember the First World War? Let us know and send a picture of your tribute to email@example.com or tweet @southwalesargus
ARGUS COMMENT: At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them
ONE hundred years ago today, Britain entered into a war that would change the world forever. More...
5 buses named with the Newport Transport employees who lost their lives in WW1 WE WILL REMEMBER pic.twitter.com/CbjWJfLTRA— Newport Bus (@NewportBus) August 4, 2014
FIRST minister, Carwyn Jones, will be joining dignitaries across Wales to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War today. More..
The Argus reported the German invasion of France:
It is evident that Germany’s preparations were in a more advanced state than was previously announced, France was attacked without a formal declaration of war and in spite of the country’s evident desire to avoid conflict as long as there was any possibility of a peaceful solution. More...
As you see these buses pass please have a thought for the brave who lost their lives in WWI "We will remember" pic.twitter.com/pzPHcqZX2k— Newport Bus (@NewportBus) August 4, 2014
Among events being held today in Gwent will be a remembrance service at the cenotaph in Cwm at 4pm.
And how we reported the war's outbreak 100 year's ago:
Here's our front page today:
Free inside today's South Wales Argus is a special 48-page commemorative supplement, Gwent's Great War. The supplement has Argus archive material and readers' family stories.
Gwent’s Great War is sponsored by the Celtic Manor Resort, the University of South Wales, Newport Transport, Gwent Police, Admiral and South Wales Fire & Rescue.
The Argus is donating 25% of revenue from the supplement to the Royal British Legion’s Gwent Poppy Appeal - just over £3,200.
Royalty, political leaders and families of the fallen will unite in Belgium and the UK today in marking 100 years since Britain entered the First World War.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be at a ceremony at St Symphorien military cemetery near Mons (pictured).