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  1. Commission replaces vandalised war graves

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    Local residents in Godalming, Surrey, have thanked the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, after two First World War headstones were replaced three weeks after vandals destroyed them.

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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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      • New football film impresses children

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        "Glory Days - Football in Times of War" is the new educational film from the CWGC. Introduced by David Beckham, it recounts a series of fascinating stories of how the national game and…

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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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          • 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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            • Glory Days - Football in Times of War

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              Glory Days – Football in Times of War is a short film aimed at engaging teachers, students and football fans of all ages with the website of the same name at www.cwgc.org/glorydays Introduced…

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              • Stolen bronze panels replaced - November 09

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                The memory of over 50 fallen soldiers will be once again be honoured on Remembrance Day, following the replacement of six bronze panels, which were stolen last year. The plaques were taken last…

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                • Caring for the Menin Gate - October 2009

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                  As the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's most-visited memorial on the Western Front, the Menin Gate in the Belgium town of Ieper is a hugely important structure. It pays tribute to The Missing…

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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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                    • Brave airmen remembered - September 2009

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                      On Monday 14th September 2009, at Stratford-Upon-Avon Cemetery in England, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission installed the first of a new type of information panel, which tells the story of those…

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                      • UK Defence Minister visits Commission's HQ - August 2009

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                        As he toured the HQ of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Thursday 27th August, UK Defence Minister Kevan Jones MP spoke of his admiration for the work of the Commission, and of the importance…

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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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