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20 October 2017

Casualties of El Alamein

Troops from many nations fought side by side in the deserts of North Africa at the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. Ahead of tomorrow’s commemoration at El Alamein War Cemetery marking the 75th anniversary of the battle, here are the stories of some of those who lost their lives.

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19 October 2017

Recently discovered colour footage of the construction of El Alamein Memorial

Colour footage of the building of El Alamein Memorial has recently been discovered in the CWGC archive. The footage is now part of a display about the Commission’s work in Egypt at the El Alamein Museum, which has undergone a complete renovation to mark the battle’s 75th anniversary, thanks to a collaborative effort between many nations, with the encouragement of President Sisi. Here is a sneak peek of the footage.

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18 October 2017

CWGC marks 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein

The 75th anniversary of one of the most significant battles of the Second World War will be marked at a ceremony in the CWGC’s El Alamein Cemetery and Memorial in Egypt on Saturday 21 October. The commemoration will be the largest for many years and, as the 75th, is likely to be the last on this scale. Ahead of Saturday's ceremony, here is more about the battle and the Commission’s work in North Africa.

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17 October 2017

Graves of two First World War soldiers identified more than 100 years after their deaths

Rededication ceremonies were held for two First World War soldiers at CWGC cemeteries in Belgium today, more than 100 years after they died.

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16 October 2017

Join the CWGC's global remembrance event on 11 November

The Commission is inviting people around the world to take part in its global remembrance event on 11 November, in memory of our fallen heroes.

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13 October 2017

The week's New Zealand commemorations marking the centenary of Passchendaele in photos

On 12 October 1917, the New Zealand Division’s involvement in the Third Battle of Ypres, later known as Passchendaele, led to heavy causalities – a date which has become to be known as the darkest day in its military history. This week, New Zealand commemorations marking the centenary of Passchendaele have taken place at the CWGC’s Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial and Tyne Cot Cemetery in Belgium.

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Upcoming Events

Key events

Brookwood Exhibition

To mark the centenary of the CWGC’s foundation by Royal Charter in 1917, a ground-breaking exhibition is being staged at CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery near Woking, Surrey.

Poppies: Wave

Poppies: Wave opened at CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial on Wednesday 23 August. The sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper will be open to the public daily until 19 November.

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