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12 November 2018

World pays tribute to the fallen at Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites

People have come together across the world at Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) cemeteries and memorials this week to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

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09 November 2018

European leaders pay tribute at Commonwealth War Graves Commission sites

Today, the leaders of Britain, France and Belgium have toured Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials ahead of the hundredth anniversary of the Armistice.

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07 November 2018

The Duke of Kent visits Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta

Today His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, President of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) visited Pieta Military Cemetery, as part of a two-day tour in Malta.

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06 November 2018

#CWGCremembers - Armistice anniversary events

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is inviting people across the world to share their tributes on the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice.

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05 November 2018

Spanish Flu - The Forgotten Fight of the First World War

Imagine a time when the most terrifying sound you could hear was not the rattle of machine gun fire or the whistle of falling artillery shells, but the sound of a sneeze.

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04 November 2018

Commonwealth war graves commission Delighted to welcome the British Prime Minister and the French President to its sites

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is delighted to confirm that the British Prime Minister, Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, will make a visit to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Thiepval Memorial on Friday 9 November. This will be a private event and will be an opportunity for the UK and France to come together and jointly reflect on the shared contribution and sacrifice of the two nations to the First World War.

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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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