ONLINE: The foreign fields that are forever England - the CWGC around the world
20 Jun

The presentation will be live and online. 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was conceived in 1915 and today it is a truly multi-national operation, working in over 160 countries around the world. In 2012 Mike St Maur Sheil was assigned by the CWGC to photograph their WW1 centenary book, ‘For the Fallen’, and commenced on a 20,000 mile odyssey visiting over 400 cemeteries.

In his illustrated talk Mike will be talking about his experiences and some of the stories he encountered as well as considering how the work of the CWGC over the past 100 years has become one of the most significant factors in the way in which we remember the history of two World Wars.

Above: Trekkopje Cemetery in the Namib Desert is one of the smallest and least accessible CWGC cemeteries anywhere in the world ©2012 Mike St Maur Sheil 

Top image: Knightsbridge Cemetery’ on the Somme ©2012 Mike St Maur Sheil 

Members wishing to participate will need to register: details of how to register will be circulated via The Western Front Association's newsletter 'Trench Lines'. If you are not a subscriber to 'Trench Lines' please subscribe now. 

To subscribe to Trench Lines, go to the homepage of The Western Front Association website and complete your details in the 'Newsletter sign up' box. 

It is also possible to register by clicking this link: The foreign fields that are forever England

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.  

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20 Jun 2022 20:00