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  1. Canadian liberators honoured by Dutch


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    In late 1944 and early 1945, the people of The Netherlands witnessed a bloody struggle to liberate their country, as occupying Nazi forces fought desperate rearguard actions to stall the Allied advance…

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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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      • 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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        • 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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          • Montrose cemetery reveals secrets


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            Staff from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission have recently carried out renovation work to improve the appearance of war graves within Sleepyhillock Cemetery in Montrose, Angus. 132 war graves…

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            • Edinburgh schoolboy uses Commission website to discover incredible story


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              12 year old Glynn Mullen, a pupil at Leith Academy in Edinburgh, has devoted several months of his spare time compiling a Roll of Honour of those former pupils who died in the Second World War. Using…

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              • How does the Commission maintain high horticultural standards?


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                With thousands of cemeteries and memorials around the world, the Commission deals with a huge variety of horticultural challenges. On-the-job training is a vital part in ensuring our gardeners…

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                • Brave Jervis Bay sailors honoured


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                  5th November 1940 saw a collective act of bravery by those aboard HMS Jervis Bay. Having been assigned to protect a convoy en route from Canada to Liverpool, she took on the much heavier armed German…

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                  • Irish war dead honoured


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                    Following research by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Glasnevin Trust, which runs Ireland's largest cemetery, 43 Irish men and women who, until now, lay in unmarked graves have had…

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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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                      • Commission unveils new Indian memorial


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                        On Sunday 26th September 2010, a new memorial, paying tribute to 53 Sikh and Hindu soldiers who died during the First World War, was unveiled. The memorial, built by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission,…

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                        • Interview with the new Director-General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


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                          Alan Pateman-Jones will shortly take up his new position as Director-General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, replacing Richard Kellaway. In this interview with the Commission's…

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