The presentation will be live and online.
The 1916 Battle of Verdun ended with over 700,000 French and German casualties, many of whom disappeared without trace. After the war, the enormous task of dealing with the remains required new legislation, aroused violent argument and left many people without answers. While French families could raise private memorials, German families could not, and decisions concerning German remains were taken by French authorities. Today the authorities work together when human remains are recovered but many remain lost and the recent appearance of unofficial memorials poses a dilemma for the authorities.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: Recovering the Fallen; Remembering the Missing
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.
Please Note : > Once registrations hit capacity (we have a 1000 limit on the webinars) then you won't be able to register. If this happens, you can still watch the event via the Facebook Live Stream (subject to any technical hitches) on our Facebook page. Alternatively, these are loaded to our YouTube channel where they can be watched a few weeks after the event.