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A Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

 

A Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will show you some of our treasures. Within its pages we tell you more about who we are, how we came to be, who we commemorate, and how we remember them – and encourage you to start your own journey of remembrance by exploring our sites, near and far.

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For the Fallen

Compiled by Peter Francis.

For the FallenWe're very proud to announce the publication of 'For the Fallen' - a new book for the CWGC, inspired by the stunning images of acclaimed photo journalist Michael St Maur Sheil and by the CWGC's remarkable efforts to honour those who died. From headstones in the remote Namib Desert to those in the lush undergrowth of Buff Bay in Jamaica, and from an isolated grave on a tiny island on Loch Shiel to the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial in France, this book commemorates some of history's greatest and most devastating battles and the men and women who fought and died in them.

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Remembering Fromelles - A new cemetery for a new century

Compiled by Julie Summers.

Remembering FromellesIn May 2009 archaeologists began to excavate the remains of 250 British and Australian soldiers, buried behind German lines after the Battle of Fromelles in July 1916 - undiscovered, for nearly a century until an Australian historian found evidence to confirm the graves, and men, were there.

This commemorative publication tells the story behind the search for these men, how they died, and the extraordinary efforts to give them the final dignity in death their sacrifice so richly deserves - in the first new Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery to be built in more than 50 years.

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Remembered - The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

RememberedRemembered features images by award winning photographer Brian Harris, never before seen photographs from the Commission's own archives and a new history of the Commission by renowned author Julie Summers.

Remembered will be available direct from the Commission at a special price of £29.95 including postage and packing (non UK buyers, please use the Contact Us page to request details). We are aware that Remembered is available elsewhere for a reduced price, but buying it from us ensures that the money goes straight to the Commission and be used to care for the graves and memorials of the war dead around the world.

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Michelin Road Atlas - Cemeteries and Memorials in Belgium and Northern France

Michelin, the principal continental map publisher, has produced for the Commission a new compact road atlas covering the areas with the densest population of war cemeteries in northern France and Belgium, including Normandy. The atlas, with road maps in Michelin's 1:200,000 series overprinted to show the location of each Commonwealth cemetery and memorial, comes with an alphabetical index.

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The Unending Vigil - The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Unending Vigil

This book by Philip Longworth tells the Commission's story from its beginnings on the Western Front during the First World War under the direction of Fabian Ware, describing the contribution made by the architects, sculptors, engineers, horticulturalists and men of letters who combined to create the war cemeteries and memorials that are so familiar today.

Price to the UK including delivery £12.99

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Poets of the Great War

Almost 3000 volumes of war poetry were published during the First World War and in the years immediately following. The  Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates more than eighty published soldier poets who lost their lives  during the First World War.

From Wilfred Owen and Rupert Brooke to Leslie Coulson and Charles Sorley, some poets in this volume will be familiar whilst others are less so. Whilst some works are famous worldwide, others have been practically forgotten. Yet they all represent lives cut short and potential unfulfilled.

The soldier poets came from a range of backgrounds, and served at all levels in the armed forces. Some were well-known published poets, but most were ordinary people. They took up their pen to seek in poetry a means of expressing the weight of their wartime experience, or their nostalgia for a way of life that would never be the same again.

In this beautiful book you will find a few of their stories and words.

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Epitaphs of the Great War – The Last 100 Days

Last 100 DaysEpitaphs of the Great War: The Last 100 Days is the third in Sarah Wearne’s edited collection of personal inscriptions taken from the graves of casualties who fought and died in the First World War.

Families had only 66 characters, just 4 lines of text, to compose an inscription for their relative’s headstone.

Focusing on the closing stages of the war, this volume allows us to glimpse into the minds of the men and women who mourned their dead and whose tiny testimonials capture a voice that speaks of love, sorrow, grief, pride and despair.

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Epitaphs of the Great War – Somme

The families of those killed in the First World War had only 66 characters to compose a personal inscription for their relative’s headstone. 

Repatriation of the bodies of the fallen was strictly forbidden after 1915, and choosing an inscription was the last and only contact families had with their loved ones. 

This fascinating book, the second in a short series, is a collection of one hundred of these moving inscriptions from battlefield cemeteries of the Somme. Author Sarah Wearne provides detailed insight into the quotations, references and allusions found in these epitaphs, expanding on their religious, literary and personal significance.

Epitaphs of the Great War – Somme captures the voice of the bereaved, a voice that speaks of love, sorrow, grief, pride and despair.

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Epitaphs of the Great War – Passchendaele

Epitaphs of the Great War - Passchendaele, is an edited collection of headstone inscriptions from the graves of those killed during Passchendaele, the Third Battle of Ypres, in 1917.

The families of those killed in the First World War had only 66 characters to compose a personal inscription for their relative’s headstone.

Repatriation of the bodies of the fallen was strictly forbidden after 1915, and choosing an inscription was the last and only contact families had with their loved ones. 

Author Sarah Wearne has collected one hundred of these personal inscriptions, providing detailed insight into their quotations, references and allusions, and expanding on their religious, literary and personal significance.

Epitaphs of the Great War –Passchendaele is gives us a unique insight into how the families of the fallen viewed the loss of the men they loved. This volume captures the voice of the bereaved, a voice that speaks of love, sorrow, grief, pride and despair.

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CWGC Battlefield Companion Somme 1916

Published in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), this guide will help you understand the campaign and explore the battlefields. The guide contains four trails which tell the story of the British Army campaign. Each trail will guide you through a different part of the battle. The guide is available to purchase via our publisher Osprey.

Price: £14.99

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