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20 April 2018

Remembering the men who stormed Zeebrugge

Monday 23 April will mark 100 years since the Zeebrugge Raid. One of the most celebrated episodes of the First World War at sea, the Royal Navy attempted to block the Belgian port and prevent the German navy from using it. More than 200 sailors and marines were killed and over 300 wounded. The dead are commemorated by the CWGC at sites in the UK and in Belgium, including Zeebrugge Churchyard which will be visited by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal over the weekend.

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18 April 2018

Which of these CWGC sites are you inspired to visit?

Today (18 April) is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, which aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them. We have asked the Commission’s conservation team to tell us about four of CWGC’s impressive, but lesser-known sites from around the world. Which one would you like to visit? Vote in our Twitter Poll.

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18 April 2018

Seven First World War soldiers buried alongside their comrades

A burial service was held at the Commission’s New Irish Farm Cemetery this morning for Captain H J I Walker and six unknown soldiers, more than 100 years after their death.

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17 April 2018

UK’s youth enrich visitor experience at war graves in France and Belgium

The first wave of 2018 CWGC Centenary Interns have arrived in France and Belgium, working with the Commission at some of the most important sites commemorating those who died in the two world wars.

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16 April 2018

First World War Tommy visits new Commonwealth exhibition at Brookwood

As the Commonwealth Heads of Government meet in London to discuss the future of the historic union; the CWGC takes a look into the past with its new exhibition Brookwood: The Commonwealth Story – which will this week feature a poignant reminder of the sacrifice of communities from around the world.

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12 April 2018

Burial and rededication services in April

The following burial and rededication services are due to be held at CWGC cemeteries this month.

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CWGC joins forces with Shrouds of the Somme to launch First World War legacy project

In collaboration with Shrouds of the Somme, the Commission is gathering stories and images for the more than 72,000 casualties commemorated on the CWGC Thiepval Memorial, as part of a major project commemorating Armistice Day in 2018.

Centenary events round up

Centenary events

To mark the centenary of the CWGC's foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, the Commission has staged and participated in a number of events and projects.

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