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  1. "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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    • The untold story of Dunkirk, 1940

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      Operation "Dynamo", as the effort to evacuate thousands of allied servicemen from France became known, was described as a "a miracle of deliverance" by Winston Churchill, but while…

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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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        • History of the Scottish National War Memorial

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          Opened in 1927, the Scottish National War Memorial is one of the most impressive physical commemorations built following The Great War. Though not a memorial owned by the Commonwealth War Graves…

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          • 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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            • "The Children Who Fought Hitler" - November 2009

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              As Remembrance Day draws near, one fascinating story demonstrates the sacrifice made by people of all backgrounds and ages in the Second World War. "The Children Who Fought Hitler" examines…

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              • Latest on the Commission's climate change strategy

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                As a responsible and pro-active organisation with horticultural commitments in 150 countries, climate change is a challenge which the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has a duty to address. In…

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                • Remembrance Day 2011

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                  At Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials all around the world, Remembrance Day 2011 was marked with solemn dignity. In Belgium, at two of the Commission's most iconic sites,…

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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 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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                      • 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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                        • Climate change and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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                          What impact might climate change have on the work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and how is the organisation planning for such eventualities? Ranald Leask has been to France and Belgium…

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