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UK Government outlines funding to commemorate 100 year centenary of World War 1

Oct 16, 2012, 10:14 AM

UK Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday outlined funding to mark the historic commemoration of the centenary of the start of World War I. 

Speaking at the Imperial War Museum in London, Prime Minister David Cameron said that £50 million has been allocated to mark the historic occasion, to remember and honour those from across the world who lost their lives. 

Additional funding has been given to schools across the UK to enable thousands more children to visit battlefields across Europe so that those who gave their lives are never forgotten. 

World War I lasted from July 28 1914 to 11 November 1918 (now recognised across the world as Armistice Day).  World War 1 saw fighting across Europe, Africa and Asia.   

This November 11th will mark the 94th anniversary of the end of World War I with British High Commission officials and local dignitaries commemorating the event in The Gambia.