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Anniversaries

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Jutland

31/05/2016

The Battle of Jutland was one of the defining events of the First World War. Fought by vast British and German fleets off the coast of Denmark between 31 May and 1 June 1916, it was the greatest naval battle of the conflict.

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Loos

01/09/2015

The Battle of Loos was part of the final attempt by Franco-British forces to push the German Army out of France before the onset of winter in 1915. The casualties on 25 September were the worst yet suffered in a single day by the British army.

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Dunkirk

07/05/2015

2015 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Dunkirk and Operation Dynamo. To commemorate the event, the Association of Dunkirk Little ships announced the return of more than 50 boats, escorted by the RNLI and the Royal Navy. There is a full programme of events in the town all weekend and the CWGC will have a presence.

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Gallipoli

15/04/2015

24th -25th April 2015 is the centenary of the Allied landings at Gallipoli in Turkey. Find out more about the campaign and why many nations are commemorating one of the defining moments of the First World War.

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Neuve Chapelle

09/03/2015

10-13 March 2015 is the centenary of the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in which the Indian Corps played an important role. Find out more about the contribution and sacrifice of the Indian Army in the First World War.