Remembered: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Merrell, 2007 - History - 191 pages
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Published to coincide with the ninetieth anniversary of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Remembered highlights the importance of the Commission's work not only in commemorating the dead, but also in preserving in perpetuity some of the most significant heritage sites of the twentieth century. Drawing on both archival material and personal reminiscences and anecdotes, Julie Summers traces the history of this organization and explores the contributions made to the Commission's work by such individuals as Rudyard Kipling, its first literary adviser, and the renowned architects Edwin Lutyens, Reginald Blomfield and Herbert Baker. Specially commissioned images by awarding-winning photographer Brian Harris provide a moving tribute to those servicemen and women commemorated in the Commission's cemeteries and on its memorials around the world, from isolated graves in Newfoundland, Canada, to the majestic silent cities of Tyne Cot in Belgium, Etaples in France, El Alamein in Egypt and Chungkai in Thailand, and the tranquility of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.

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It was 90 years ago that the Imperial, now the Commonwealth, War Graves Commission came into being. One million, seven hundred thousand graves in 20,000 cemeteries in over 150 countries are cared for ... Read full review

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