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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Research by school pupils in east London into the impact the First World War had on the people of Bow and Mile End is being published in two books this weekend.

“I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele).”

The German nation should not be careless about the memory of the infamous First World War air-raid on east London when 18 children were killed at Poplar’s Upper North Street School, their ambassador told the centenary wreath-laying.

Hundreds of children cheered the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arriving at the school gates at Mayflower Primary in Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War air-raid in which 18 children perished.

The Queen and Prince Philip joined families of 18 children killed when their Poplar school was bombed during the First World War to mark 100 years since the tragedy.

The Bishop of Stepney delivers an address in Poplar today (Thurs) in front of the Queen and Prince Phillip in which he talks about his own parents’ experience of living through the horror of war.

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will visit Poplar to mark the centenary of the First World War bombing of a school which killed 18 children.

Retired school teacher Chris Searle is back to meet some of his old pupils today who came out on strike when he was sacked for publishing a controversial book of their poems called Stepney Words.

Old soldier Charles Pope who won the Victoria Cross for valour has finally been commemorated in the neighbourhood where he grew up — 100 years after his death.

A new memorial stone to remember a First World War hero born in Whitechapel who was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously is being unveiled by the Mayor of Tower Hamlets today.

Urgent repairs can soon begin at the historic Oxford House in London’s East End, with its now-famous ‘hidden’ Victorian chapel.

London’s East End joined the nation today to remember the fallen from The Great War on the 11th hour this morning and from all other conflicts.

Today at 11am, November 11, the nation marks the moment when the guns fell silent in 1918 to end the Great War with a London Remembrance service at City Hall this-morning, while preparations are also under way for services to remember the Fallen being held this Sunday throughout the United Kingdom.

Britain’s former Chief of the Defence Staff has been given the gold keys to look after the Crown Jewels as the new Constable of Constable of the Tower of London.

A memorial walk commemorating George Lansbury, the man who led the famous Poplar borough rates revolt nearly 100 years ago, was held yesterday on his former stomping ground in London’s East End.

It was finally time to hand back the keys to Britain’s most iconic landmark, the Tower of London.

A cruise that immerses you in the world of Agatha Christie—the woman who for many is still the undisputed ‘queen of crime’—follows the crime-writer’s visit to Tenerife in the late 1920s. It is one of the themed cruises the travel trade offers, tested by travel writer and Christie fan Allis Moss:

A memorial has been unveiled to an unsung hero from London’s East End who received the Victoria Cross the day he was killed saving an officer under fire on the Western Front 100 years ago.

A trip to the First World War battlefield at the Somme by history students from a school in London’s East End took on poignancy when they found the grave of a pupil’s great uncle.

An emotional centenary commemoration of nurse Edith Cavell’s execution in German-occupied Belgium during the First World War has been held in London this week with hundreds of observers.

The stalwart nurse was put in front of a German firing squad after Belgium, where she was working, had been invaded and occupied. Her crime: helping Allied soldiers escape who were trapped behind enemy lines.

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