France to lead first world war centenary commemorations

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France will set tone for the way the world marks the 1914-18 war; two of its bloodiest battles, at Verdun and the Somme, took place on French soil.

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Those nations that fought in the first world war are to commemorate the centenary of the start of the four-year conflict with a series of dedicated events across the globe, reports The Financial Times.