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The Chapel of St George and the English Martyrs will host the decorative scheme

The London cemetery and extension in Longueval, France, where some of the soldier's who fought in the battle of the Somme which started on July 1  1916 are buried (PA)

July 1 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army

Pope Francis will visit a memorial commemorating the Armenian Genocide this weekend (AP)

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Irish soldiers taking part in an Easter Rising commemoration service in 2014 (PA)

As Ireland marks the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, the country’s bishops have said there needs to be a renewed commitment to peace

The day that was too beautiful for war

On July 1, 1916, skylarks were singing, and 20,000 British soldiers died