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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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The First World War brought together service personnel from different countries and backgrounds and slang words were often used to help people describe their experiences.
Seven video interviews were filmed with grandparents, parents, staff and students, which are all available at thekingsleyschool.com/kingsleyremembers Kingsley Remembers told the story of the First World War, presented by leading military and BBC historian Jon Cooksey.
The exhibition was opened by Ambassador of France to BiH Guillaume Rousson who said that the exhibition is part of a series of events marking the beginning and the end of the First World War.
Created to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, director Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings) combined his own fascination with the period and his directorial skills to bring the First World War to life in a new way transforming the 100-year-old black and white footage into a colourised, high definition film.
"There are so many books on the First World War concerning facts and figures from history but far fewer on relationships and first-hand accounts.
A service took place before markers were planted in memory of service men and women who fell during the First World War and other conflicts.
His attendance to lay a wreath at the Cenotaph shows the significance of this event, 100 years after the end of the First World War.
The Royal British Legion's director of fundraising Claire Rowcliff said: "During the Poppy Appeal 2018 we are calling on the nation to say 'thank you' to the First World War generation, not just the British armed forces, but those who fought alongside them from today's Commonwealth and the countless men, women and children who played their part of the home front.
Pages Of The Sea is described as an "informal, nationwide gesture of remembrance for the men and women who left their home shores during the First World War".
The Slumdog Millionaire director is asking people to gather on beaches across the UK on November 11 to etch the faces of the millions of people whose lives were lost or changed forever by the First World War.
This year is the centenary of the end of the First World War and the charity is calling on mass involvement from the public to recognise the legacy left to us by the entire First World War generation.
Faces of the millions of people whose lives were lost or changed forever by the First World War will be etched on to beaches on the centenary of Armistice Day in a "thank you" designed by the filmmaker.