18 July 2017
CWGC's Richard Groom shares his red carpet experience at the Dunkirk premiere
The Commission's Service Delivery Manager Richard Groom and Assistant Historian Max Dutton were on the red carpet last week for the world premiere of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Here Richard shares his experience, and thoughts on the film depicting the campaign which became one of the most remarkable episodes of the Second World War.
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.
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.