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CWGC launches ‘War Graves App’ to untap local and international history during Great War Centenary

17 October 2014

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has made its brand new CWGC War Graves App freely available for smartphone and tablet users to download from www.cwgc.org/app

The Centenary of the outbreak of the Great War has fuelled soaring interest in the CWGC's commemoration of the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars. But the CWGC War Graves App has been specifically designed to make it easier than ever before to find and visit these places of remembrance at more than 23,000 locations in 153 countries.

CWGC spokesperson Jeroen Roskam said: "This is an amazing app for anyone interested, not just in the World Wars, but history in general.

Casualties of the two world wars are commemorated by the CWGC in every corner of the globe - from the mud of the old Western Front in Europe, to the scorched deserts of North Africa, to the jungles of the Far East.

With the new App you can find directions to cemeteries or use the 'near me' function to see what sites are in your vicinity - never before has it been easier to find these places of remembrance locally and internationally."

The app is being showcased to the general public with a week-long promotional event at the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle Victor Hugo building in Folkestone during the busy UK half-term break.

Click here to read the full press release.