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First World War exhibition at the German Historical Museum
18 Jul 2014

Britain is holding a large number of First World War events this year, as the conflict turns 100. But, given that the war involved so many different nations, it's no surprise that it's far from the only place that is marking the centenary. 

The German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum) in Berlin has been presenting a First World War exhibition since May, and visitors have the chance to see it until November 30th this year.

The event is designed as a remembrance of the start of the war and billed as Germany's only display to give people an overview of the conflict in both a European and worldwide context.

It looks at the war from a geographical and chronological point of view, using a range of 14 battlefields, occupied cities and cultural-political centres as starting points. These all represent important elements of the conflict.

Overall, the focus is on violence escalating as the war happened, with the museum noting that this aspect of the war changed the conflicts that came afterwards, as well as political developments in the rest of the century.

The exhibition takes up a space of over 1,000 square meters and has exhibits from Germany as well as from around the world.

"The exhibition will show a multifaceted picture of the “ur?catastrophe”, the primal disaster of the 20th century," organisers say.

Visitors looking for an insight into the First World War can attend the exhibition every day between 10am and 6pm.

They may also wish to purchase the tie-in book for the display, which explores the war through 100 objects that the museum's collection holds.

There's also a multimedia guide that visitors can use when they attend the display.

Until August 31st, the museum is also home to another temporary display, Colour For The Republic, an exhibition about colour photography of the German Democratic Republic.ADNFCR-408-ID-801736115-ADNFCR

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