Looking ahead to 2016

Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members and Friends!

We need your help in 2016 to continue to remember the toil and sacrifice of men and women from across the British Empire and Commonwealth during the First World War. In particular, we will be marking 100 years since key moments and events of 1916, which include the following:

 

January – March

  • Final evacuation of troops from Gallipoli
  • Military Service Act, which introduced the compulsory enlistment of men of military age (including married men from May 1916)
1916 poster Art.IWM PST 5253

1916 poster Art.IWM PST 5253

 

April – June

  • Surrender of Kut, Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq)
  • Battle of Jutland
  • Death of Lord Kitchener on HMS Hampshire
HMS NEW ZEALAND, which fought at the Battle of Jutland. IWM Q 21566

HMS NEW ZEALAND, which fought at the Battle of Jutland. IWM Q 21566

 

July – September

Paper napkin commemorating the destruction of a German Zeppelin SL11 by William Leefe Robinson. IWM EPH 1469

Paper napkin commemorating the destruction of a German Zeppelin SL11 by William Leefe Robinson. IWM EPH 1469

 

October – December

  • End of the Battle of the Somme
  • Explosion at Barnbow munitions factory, Leeds
A ration limber on the Somme, November 1916. IWM Q 1612

A ration limber on the Somme, November 1916. IWM Q 1612

Throughout 2016, we will mark these and many other important anniversaries.

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