21 July 2017
CWGC's Scott Smith shares his family connection to the Dunkirk Evacuation
For many staff at the CWGC their connection with those the Commission commemorates extends to a personal link. From three generations of families caring for the Commission’s cemeteries and memorials to a family tie.
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Today marks the 60th anniversary of the unveiling of the CWGC Dunkirk Memorial at Dunkirk Town Cemetery by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, on 29 June 1957.
Yesterday, veterans, royalty and celebrities descended on London’s Leicester Square for the much-anticipated world premiere of new blockbuster, Dunkirk - the film depicting the campaign which became one of the most remarkable episodes of the Second World War.
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.