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WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Four killed as troops fire on Dublin rioters

South Wales Argus:

3:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

An appalling sequel to a successful gun running exploit by the Irish volunteers at Howth some ten miles from the capital occurred.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Chances of peace have gone

South Wales Argus:

5:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

Two chances of peace have gone. Serbia might have submitted entirely, alternatively Austria Hungary might have accepted Serbia's qualified surrender.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: War spirit in Austria

South Wales Argus:

4:56pm Thursday 24th July 2014

The people of Vienna are looking forward to today’s decision of Serbia on the question of peace or war with great composure. No sign of nervousness is noticeable.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Fears Balkan dispute could become European conflict

South Wales Argus:

10:24am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Echo de Paris States that the German Ambassador called on the Foreign Affairs minister and the communication transformed the Austro Serbian dispute into a European diplomatic conflict.

Newport remembers the First World War

South Wales Argus: Send The Westmorland Gazette your stories from the First World War

3:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NEWPORT will be commemorating the 100 anniversary of the First World War with an array of events and ceremonies.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: War clouds overhang Europe

South Wales Argus:

2:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

Once more the war clouds overhang Europe as the result of the Austro-Hungarian note to Serbia.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Serbian anxiety to be friendly Vienna

South Wales Argus:

4:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

The Serbian government will do everything possible to improve the unfavourable situation caused by the Sarajevo murders so that the whole Serbian action may not suffer for the deed of an individual of probably abnormal mental condition.

Caldicot event to remember First World War

3:11pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CALDICOT library will host a free community event on August 4 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Britain’s entry into the First World War.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: King intervenes in Ireland crisis

South Wales Argus:

11:51am Thursday 17th July 2014

"For months we have watched with deep misgivings the course of events in Ireland."

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Lloyd George's warning over Ireland

South Wales Argus:

4:03pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

Should there be civil strife in that land when the industrial here is maturing the situation will be the gravest with which any Government in this country has had to deal for centuries.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Factors in trade

South Wales Argus:

4:29pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GOOD deal of attention is being given to the prospects of trade and commerce throughout the world.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: A Dynastic Problem

South Wales Argus:

4:07pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The death of the duke opens the thorny question of the Austro-Hungarian succession.

Tell us your First World War stories

South Wales Argus: CENTENARY: British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive

11:21am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THE South Wales Argus is planning on marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a special commemorative pull-out supplement.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Archduke was a 'versatile prince'

South Wales Argus:

11:35am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IMAGINE the dismay of the Court when it was discovered that the heir-apparent had really fallen in love with the Archduchess's lady-in-waiting, Countess Sophie Chotek.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Royal ball abandoned amid 'great grief' to King and Queen

South Wales Argus:

4:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

Effect felt in London

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Archduke killed at second attempt

South Wales Argus: The marriage of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Chotek caused much controversy

4:00pm Friday 4th July 2014

At 9.50am the Imperial train conveying the Archduke and his Consort arrives at Sarajevo from Illdra. After inspecting the troops on the parade ground the visitors drove to a motor car aong the station road.

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Shock in Vienna at Archduke's murder

South Wales Argus:

4:30pm Friday 4th July 2014

The news in Vienna

WWI ARGUS ARCHIVE: Austrian archduke assassinated

South Wales Argus: The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which sparked the First World War will be a feature of an event at Lancaster City Museum on June 28

11:37am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Once more tragedy has visited the unhappy House of Hapsburg and today the Archduke Francis Ferdinand, the Heir Apparent to the throne of the Dual Monarchy, and his wife, the Duchess of Habenburg, lie dead in the little Bosnian Town of Sarajevo.

Minister puts youth at heart of war projects

10:27am Sunday 29th June 2014

YOUNG people in Wales must be placed at the heart of the nation’s commemorations of the First World War if we are to build an enduring cultural and educational legacy.

Tell us about your links to the First World War

South Wales Argus: File photo dated 01/11/1916 of British soldiers negotiating a shell-cratered, Winter landscape along the River Somme in late 1916 after the close of the Allied offensive. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday June 22, 2014. The assassination of Arch

7:54pm Monday 23rd June 2014

THE South Wales Argus is planning on marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War with a special commemorative pull-out supplement.

Service marks First World War centenary

4:46pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A FIRST World War centenary service will be held in the Tithe Barn Courtyard, Abergavenny, on Saturday June 28, from 6.30pm. As well as being Armed Forces Day, it also marks 100 years since the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, the event that triggered the conflict. All are welcome.

Lottery grant will help gathering of Torfaen First World War stories

South Wales Argus: HONOURING THE FALLEN: We want you to tell us about your local war memorial

2:56pm Wednesday 28th May 2014

A DIGITAL project that aims to tell the story of Torfaen during the First World War is underway thanks to a boost from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Pontypool uncle’s war exploits retold

South Wales Argus: AUTHOR: Carol Lewis, who has written a book about her ancestors in WW1, at home in Cwmbran

1:34pm Friday 16th May 2014

A WOMAN has spoken of her shock at finding out that her great great uncle was a part of the WWI Christmas Day truce - where a copy of the Argus' sister paper The Free Press was used as a make shift flag.

Monument unveiled in Nantyglo VC hero's memory

South Wales Argus: Unveiling of monument to John Henry Williams VC in Nantyglo. Reverend Roy Watson and Councillor Michael James unveil the monument on Chapel Street in Nantyglo. (6049875)

10:27am Friday 9th May 2014

NANTYGLO and Blaina Town Council yesterday unveiled a monument in honour of a famous son, John Henry Williams VC, who was born in Nantyglo in1886.

Town council remembers wars

11:00am Monday 5th May 2014

NANTYGLO and Blaina Town Council have announced they are fully committed to the commemoration of local heroes of both World Wars and of other local historic events this year.

Are you planning First World War event in Cwmbran?

4:06pm Saturday 12th April 2014

CWMBRAN Community Council would like to hear from any individuals or organisations who may be holding events or activities to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Relative keeps memory of Cwmbran soldier alive

South Wales Argus: Shaun McGuire at the grave of his Great Uncle Penry Morgan at the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Llantarnam

11:44am Monday 31st March 2014

THE relative of a Cwmbran man who died 99 years ago today from wounds during the First World War hopes he won’t become a forgotten solider.

Poppies sown in Abergavenny for war centenary

South Wales Argus: Memorial Poppy Planting in Abergavenny. Volunteers join Rev Mark Soady and Ronald Olliver (right) from the Abergavenny Royal British Legion to plant poppies at the Tithe Barn Courtyard at St Mary's Priory in Abergavenny. (4795436)

10:27am Monday 24th March 2014

THOUSANDS of Flanders poppies were planted in Abergavenny in remembrance of the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Help us build a Gwent First World War roll of honour

South Wales Argus: HONOURING THE FALLEN: We want you to tell us about your local war memorial

2:31pm Tuesday 18th March 2014

THERE are over 200 memorials to the fallen of the First World War in Gwent, and we want you to tell us about the ones in your area.

Call to help preserve First World War history

2:52pm Friday 14th March 2014

PEOPLE across Gwent are being urged to play their part in a campaign aimed at preserving First World War places and ensure their place in history.

Abersychan pupils unveil First World War memorial garden

South Wales Argus: Official opening of memorial garden in Abersychan. Pupils from Abersychan school with representatives of the Blaenavon Royal British Legion and Cwmbran and District ex services association along with Nancy Felton (right) who has been selling poppies in th

6:37pm Thursday 13th March 2014

ABERSYCHAN School pupils have unveiled a commemorative garden to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War, as part of an emotional and moving ceremony with ex-servicemen.

WW1 rolls of honour unveiled in Blackwood

South Wales Argus: A large number of guests attended a presentation of war memorabilia books and commemorative war mementos to the Blackwood Heritage Society.  The display is now on in the Blackwood library before moving around the county borough.  Pictured left is Nick Hay

5:08pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

WITH the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War approaching, we are looking for Gwent people's memories and stories surrounding it.

First World War VC hero remembered by Blaenau Gwent Council

South Wales Argus: CSM John Henry Williams

7:28am Monday 3rd March 2014

NEXT Saturday will see the unveiling of a plaque dedicated to the most decorated non-commissioned officer in Welsh history.

MP praises Lord Touhig for war pardon work

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

4:01pm Friday 28th February 2014

ISLWYN MP Chris Evans has paid tribute to the work of his predecessor Lord Touhig for his role in campaigning to pardon soldiers of the First World War shot at dawn for cowardice and desertion.

Search is on for Abergavenny First World War mementos

South Wales Argus: HONOURING THE FALLEN: We want you to tell us about your local war memorial

3:20pm Friday 7th February 2014

AN APPEAL for war memorabilia has been launched in Abergavenny, with planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War, as part of a four-year programme under way.






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