First World


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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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Discovery boxes containing replica artefacts from the First World War have been distributed to 1000 classrooms across New Zealand, through an exciting new project from WW100 and School Kit, in partnership with Auckland War Memorial Museum and New Zealand Post.
Councillor Peter Monck, of Yarm Town Council, said: "We are delighted to have this opportunity from Fields in Trust and The Royal British Legion to mark the centenary of the First World War in this unique way.
Three years ago, the young team started their journey to create the exhibition in memory of the young men from the village that were killed during the First World War.
The event is part of Meriden's First World War Centenary Commemoration which is being led by volunteers from the local community, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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.
It will begin and end at the Lit & Phil which has a wealth of First World War material.
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.
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.
RHONDDA Cynon Taf Council is set to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War this summer.
COLNE Valley Tory MP Jason McCartney wants people in his constituency to mark the centenary of the First World War.