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A Guide to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the perfect gift for anyone interested in the history of the world wars. Discover how the commission was formed and how they have continued to commemorate the fallen for more than 100 years.
From its formation during the peak of WW1 to the tranquillity of the cemeteries today, The Unending Vigil tells the story of the CWGC and its founder Fabian Ware. Learn more about the organisation that commemorate the Commonwealth fallen of the world wars.
Follow the history of the Commission through never before seen images from award winning photographer Brian Harris, documents from the Commission’s archive and a history of the Commission by author Julie Summers.
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. In this beautiful book you will find a few of their stories and words.
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.
Epitaphs 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.
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.
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.
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.