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First World

A term for the most highly developed nations. It may be applied to any member of the OECD, though its usage is somewhat archaic. Originally, the term referred to the allies of the United States during the Cold War. The term still is still sometimes associated with the Cold War and has some negative connotations. As a result, so-called First World nations frequently are called developed nations. See also: OECD.
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Visitors can also hear from the Heritage Lottery Fund about funding opportunities and other support that is available to help local people realise their First World War commemoration projects.
The First World War in the Air is a new permanent exhibition allowing visitors to explore the unique and often overlooked role of air power in the 1914-18 conflict.
The ceremony held here today at the British High Commission was part of the UK Government's programme of events to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, during which 175 men from 11 countries were awarded the Victoria Cross.
The event on Sunday, October 26, which focuses on local and family history, will have a First World War theme.
Deutsch Sudwest Afrika was one of the very few colonial territories drawn into the global conflict, later known as the Great War, still later called the First World War.
Musical Meditations is an evening of music inspired by the folk song, stories and poetry of the First World War created for audiences today.
e Drumhead Altar was Solemnly topped o with 121 Squadron's most treasured wartime artefact, a cross made by German prisoners of war that bears the gure of Christ fashioned from a shell fragment recovered from the First World War, Ypres battleeld in Belgium.
On Friday, July 25 from 10am-3pm at Redcar's Laburnum Road Library, the Friends of Redcar Cemetery will launch its Lottery-funded First World War Centenary Project, with a selection of events, all on a First World War theme.
A First World War commemoration ceremony, organised by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council in conjunction with Pontypridd Town Council, takes place at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park and Pontypridd town centre on Saturday, June 21.
The six First World War projects in Lancashire and Greater Manchester will include:
He had been advocating a national memorial honouring veterans of the First World War I in Washington.
Mr Allingham, one of only two surviving First World War veterans in the UK and the last surviving founder member of the RAF, celebrated his 113th birthday on June 6.