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British And Commonwealth War Cemeteries

by Julie Summers

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British And Commonwealth War Cemeteries

In 1917 a remarkable organisation came into being. Its brief was vastly ambitious: to commemorate the 1,100,00 men of the British Empire who lost their lives in the First World War. The Imperial War Graves Commission was the creation of one man, Sir Fabian Ware, whose energy and determination brought together some of the greatest designers and architects of the early twentieth century. This book looks at the history of the war graves for British and Commonwealth servicemen and women, and examines how modern remembrance has been shaped by the work of Ware and his contemporaries after the First World War.

Contents
Introduction
A Great Change for the Great War
A Worldwide Task
Memorials to the Missing and the Second World War
Commemoration of the War Dead Since 1945
An Unchanging Task in a Changing World
Further Reading
Places to Visit

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