First Battle of the Somme, 1918. The Germans launch a strong offensive in France (Operation Michael) aimed at splitting the British and French lines. The British in particular suffer heavy casualties and begin a far reaching withdrawal
Worcestershire World War One Hundred is an outstanding 4-year programme of events and activities commemorating the role Worcestershire played in World War One.
Exhibitions, parades, concerts, church services, remembrance events and much more will take place across the county from now through to 2018 as we tell the story of Worcestershire people; their involvement with, and personal legacy from, the Great War. Explore our events calendar to find out what's happening near you and how you can get involved.
13th March 2018
Follow in the footsteps of "Britain's best recruiting sergeant", tracing the early life of Worcester's very own musical hall sweetheart Vesta Tilley.
16th February 2018
Everyone's opportunity to help us tell the story of how WW1 affected Worcestershire through family stories and mementoes - the People's Collection