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British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries free pdf In 1917 a remarkable organisation came into being. Its brief was vastly ambitious: to commemorate the 1,100,00 men of the British Empire who lost their lives in the First World War. The Imperial War Graves Commission was the creation of one man, Sir Fabian Ware, whose energy and determination brought together some of the greatest designers and architects of the early twentieth century. This book looks at the history of the war graves for British and Commonwealth servicemen and women, and examines how modern remembrance has been shaped by the work of Ware and his contemporaries after the First World War.

About Julie Summers

Julie Summers is a biographer and historian. She was born near Liverpool and grew up first on the Wirral and then in Cheshire. She is passionate about writing and loves researching her books, especially when this involves meeting people and finding out about their lives. She lives in Oxford. She is employed by the CWGC to work on its publications, and has written a number of books, including "Stranger in the House: Women's Stories of Men Returning from the Second World War," "Remembered: The History of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission," "The Shackleton Voyages" and "Fearless on Everest: The Quest for Sandy Irvine."

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Author : Julie Summers
Publisher : Shire Publications Ltd
Data Published : 10 July 2010
ISBN : 0747807892
EAN : 9780747807896
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 64 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    Free Download Books ePub. In 1917 a remarkable organisation came into being. Its brief was vastly ambitious: to commemorate the 1,100,00 men of the British Empire who lost their lives in the First Wor