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To mark 100 since the Battle of the Somme, we've published a new and updated version of our First World War Army ancestors guide – available to download completely free of charge
Coverage of the Somme Centenary continues on BBC One, while the Yesterday channel will be showing a classic episode of Who Do You Think You Are? featuring author JK Rowling
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First World War Project Map
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