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.
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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.