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Fromelles Cemetery opens

Fromelles Cemetery opens

17/08/2010

On 19 July 2010, exactly 94 years after the Battle of Fromelles, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery opened. Thousands of people attended this very special event, including hundreds of relatives of those soldiers who died during the battle.

New Fromelles exhibition opens at Imperial War Museum

New Fromelles exhibition opens at Imperial War Museum

05/07/2010

A new exhibition, organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, tells the fascinating story of the 250 Australian and British soldiers who were found in several mass graves at Fromelles in northern France in 2008. Over the past two years, the soldiers have been carefully exhumed and reburied in the CWGC's new purpose-built cemetery at Fromelles, the first such cemetery to be built in 50 years.

The untold story of Dunkirk, 1940

The untold story of Dunkirk, 1940

08/06/2010

Operation "Dynamo", as the effort to evacuate thousands of allied servicemen from France became known, was described as a "a miracle of deliverance" by Winston Churchill, but while getting over 330,000 soldiers back home was a huge achievement, it doesn't tell the whole story of June 1940. For many, the fall of France and the retreat to the Channel Ports meant desperate rearguard actions, surrender, captivity and death. Ranald Leask visits some of the Commission's cemeteries and memorials to those who fell at Dunkirk and speaks to the men who were there.