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  1. Fromelles excavation report - July 2009

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    The excavation of several mass graves at Fromelles in northern France is progressing well. In this video report, Ranald Leask from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, which is overseeing the…

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    • Fromelles reburials begin

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      On the 30th of January 2010, the first of 250 British and Australian soldiers was reburied at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery.

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      • Fromelles Cemetery nears completion ahead of reburials

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        At Fromelles in northern France, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is building its first new cemetery in 50 years. On 30 January 2010, the reburial of 250 Australian and British soldiers will…

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        • Australian Spitfire pilot finally laid to rest

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          On Tuesday 19 April 2011 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Ranville War Cemetery near Caen in Normandy, France, Flight Lieutenant Henry "Lacy" Smith was buried. The 27 year…

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          • 65th Arnhem Commemoration - September 2009

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            On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September, thousands of people gathered in and around Arnhem to remember the Allies' failed attempt to shorten the War by seizing key bridges in Holland…

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            • Fromelles Cemetery opens

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              On 19 July 2010, exactly 94 years after the Battle of Fromelles, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission new Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery opened. Thousands of people attended this very…

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              • New Fromelles exhibition opens at Imperial War Museum

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                A new exhibition, organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, tells the fascinating story of the 250 Australian and British soldiers who were found in several mass graves at Fromelles in…

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                • How does the Commission maintain the Thiepval Memorial?

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                  It's the biggest British battle memorial in the world and commemorates over 73,000 casualties, most of whom died during the First Battle of the Somme in 1916. The Thiepval Memorial also requires…

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                  • Fromelles DNA video report - August 2009

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                    In the second of his reports from the French village of Fromelles, Ranald Leask of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission speaks to the DNA expert who's helping shed light on the Australian and…

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                    • Lottery winner fulfils ambition of a lifetime

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                      Neil Baker recently won £1.5m on the UK's National Lottery, allowing the former pub chef to fulfil his long-held ambition of playing his late father's bugle at the grave of his great-grandfather.…

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                      • "Forever India"

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                        "Forever India" is an educational DVD from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, produced in association with the Indian government. This film recounts the often-overlooked contribution…

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                        • Why should young people mark Remembrance Day? - November 2009

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                          17 year old Crawford McInally-Kier is a pupil at Hutchesons' Grammar School in Glasgow. His great-great-grandfather served with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, and died during the…

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