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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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    • 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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      • "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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        • 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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          • Brave boy sailor finally honoured after 68 years - July 2009


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            This is a short video of the erection of a headstone at the grave of Reginald Earnshaw by by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The event took place at Comely Bank Cemetery in Edinburgh on Monday…

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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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              • 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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                • 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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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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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                        • "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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