29 November 2017
Cambrai 100: View from the turret
The 100th anniversary of the First World War battle best-known today for the role played by tanks was marked last week at CWGC cemeteries in France, where many lost in the fighting are now buried. The Commission’s Assistant Director General Mike Bullen, himself a former member of the Royal Armoured Corps, accompanied CWGC Commissioner Sir Bill Rollo at a service at the end of the commemorative week. Here he reflects on the commemorations and the battle’s impact on the use of arms today.
After an enforced absence of more than 12 years, staff from the Commission have made a historic return to Iraq.
Today (15 June) marks 100 years since Edward Harold Brittain – the brother of writer and Voluntary Aid Detachment (V.A.D.) nurse Vera Brittain – was killed in action while serving on the Italian Front.