Battle of the Somme

  1. Cecil Arthur Lewis

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    Video caption: Cecil Arthur Lewis, a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, recalls WW1 dogfights.

    Cecil Arthur Lewis, a fighter pilot with the Royal Flying Corps, had only 20 hours of flying experience when first posted to France for reconnaissance and contact patrol duties.

  2. Katie Morter

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    Video caption: Katie Morter, a civilian in Manchester, recalls a letter that broke her heart.

    Katie Morter, a civilian in Manchester, recalls the heartbreak of receiving a letter informing her of her husband's death at the Somme.

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    Video caption: Reading WW2 veteran watches 1917 film at cinema

    George Winter last went to the cinema more than 50 years ago but wanted to see the WW1 drama 1917.

  4. World War One soldier will finally be laid to rest

    BBC Look North

    North East and Cumbria

    The long-lost remains of a World War One soldier from the North East will finally be buried in France today.

    The bones of the Northumberland Fusilier, along with another soldier, were discovered near the village of La Boisselle in 2015 - almost a century after the Battle of the Somme.

    Despite DNA tests, it hasn't been possible to identify either soldier but both will be buried with full military honours in the nearby Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery this afternoon.

    Grave stones in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery at La Boisselle
  5. By Chris Andrews

    BBC News NI

    Request for discharge documents

    A letter from a father in Belfast during World War One may have saved his teenage son's life.

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    Video caption: 72,396 shrouded figures have been laid out in London's Olympic Park.
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    Video caption: Tales from the trenches: A letter home on Armistace Day

    From Gallipoli to the Somme, about 40,000 Welsh soldiers died in World War One.

  8. 'Football' war hero to be honoured

    Robin Gibson

    Reporter, BBC South East Today

    On the centenary of the end of World War One, a statue to one of Kent's heroes is being unveiled at his former school in Dover.

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    Video caption: Statue to World War One hero unveiled on centenary of the end of the war
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    On the centenary of the end of World War One, a statue to one of Dover's heroes will be unveiled at his former school.