British Stars Read Poems And Record Album For WWI Centennial

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British actors, among which are Sean Bean, Stephen Fry and Danny Dyer, have now teamed up to record a spoken album in commemoration of 100 years since the beginning of World War One.

The centenary album will feature contributions from Cold Feet star John Thomson, the complete cast of stage musical War Horse and British Prime minister David Cameron.

Its purpose is also to raise funds for veterans’ charities the Royal British Legion and The Victoria Cross Trust.

Dyer will read Exart Alan Mackintosh’s well-known poem In Memoriam and Fry will give a performance of In Flanders Fields by John McCrae.

The album, titled Forever, is to be released in the U.K. on July 14th.

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on July 28th 1914 and lasted until November 11th 1918.

From the time of its occurrence until the approach of World War II, it was called simply the World War or the Great War, and thereafter the First World War or World War I.

In America, it was, however, initially called the European War. More than 9 million people were killed. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved.

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