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Sunday 19 November will mark the 75th anniversary of a daring airborne raid. Codenamed ‘Operation Freshman’, the raid was an unsuccessful attempt to destroy the hydroelectric power station vital for German atomic research. The CWGC commemorates those who died and last month, HRH The Duke of Kent visited CWGC cemeteries in Oslo and Stavanger to pay his respects ahead of the anniversary. Here is more about the raid and the stories of some of the men who lost their lives.

Monday 20 November marks 100 years since the Battle of Cambrai began in 1917. Here are 9 facts about the battle.

By the end of the Battle of Cambrai in early December 1917, more than 80,000 servicemen on both sides were wounded, missing, or killed. The CWGC commemorates in France more than 12,000 British and Commonwealth servicemen who died during the 17 days of the battle. Their graves can be found at sites across the former Cambrai battlefields and further afield.


Architecture & Horticulture

Horticulture & Works

From the start, architects worked closely with the Commission's horticultural staff to produce designs suited to the variety of climates and terrains of our cemeteries.

Public Engagement

Our Community Teams work with schools and local groups to raise the profile of the Commission’s work using innovative ways to involve the public.

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Our Apps

The Commission has created helpful resources for all ages such as mobile apps for if you are planning a trip to one of our cemeteries or memorials.

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A British Mark IV tank at Wailly. 21 Oct 1917 IWM Q 6284

Battle of Cambrai

This month the Commission will mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai. Here is everything you need to know about the battle best-known today for the role played by tanks.

Join the CWGC's Archives Open Day

The Commission will open its treasured archives to the public on Friday 17 November, as part of the national Explore Your Archive campaign.