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An hour's darkness is set to mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, with artists taking a pivotal role in Monday's commemorations.
Organisers hope millions of people will participate across the UK.
Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914.
World leaders at WW1 centenary events in UK and Belgium
The Prince of Wales and David Cameron attended a service in Glasgow, while the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Belgium with many heads of state.
At that ceremony, Prince William paid tribute to the soldiers who "died to give us our freedom".
The day concludes with a candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "lights out" event around the UK.
The public can join the switch-off ending at 23:00 - the time Britain declared war on Germany in 1914.
About 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed between 1914 and 1918.
Read more http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28632223
Poppyscotland, the charity for ex-servicemen and women in Scotland, are honoured to bring Everyman Remembered to Who Do You Think You Are Live in Glasgow.
Losses were felt in almost every town and village: 1,117,077 Commonwealth Servicemen and women lost their lives at sea, on land and in the air and, indeed, at home between 1914 and 1918. Now, this UK-wide campaign has been launched with the aim to commemorate over one million men and women from across the Commonwealth who fell in that war.
In conjunction with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Everyman Remembered is a chance for the public to take part in a truly historic and incredibly significant act of remembrance while at the same time supporting Poppyscotland’s vital work with today’s veterans.
For more info, visit them at the show or take a look at their websitewww.everymanremembered.org.uk
As the centenary of its outbreak is marked across the world, this exhibition examines Scotland’s role in the First World War through the personal stories of a number of men and women who lived, and died, during this momentous period in history.
Diaries, letters, photographs and sketches of men on active service, nurses at the front, grieving parents and conscientious objectors imprisoned for their beliefs offer a direct link to the diverse experiences of individual Scots during the war.
Also included is a selection of items from the papers of Field Marshal Haig, including pages from his First World War diary.
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