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.
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full press release.