The presentation will be live and online.
Apologies. This presentation had to be postponed because of technical problems. We have rescheduled it for Monday 4th July and the NEW link to join this event is shown below.
Click here to register for this event >> The foreign fields that are forever England - the CWGC around the world
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was conceived in 1915 and today it is a truly multinational operation, working in over 160 countries around the world. In 2012 Mike St Maur Sheil was assigned by the CWGC to photograph their First World War 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
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The talk will be undertaken using Zoom 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.