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German Memorials on the Western Front

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One of the consequences of the German occupation of France during the First World War was that their occupation became formalised with the establishment of well constructed laagers and camps. Often these became associated with specific units which were based there for months and even years and, as a consequence, the units sought to create a sense o…


The Stories That Men Tell

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When I first started working on my photographic project Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace in 2005 I was given two pieces of advice by the late, great Professor Richard Holmes. The first was to ensure that every picture told a story about the location and secondly to avoid being ‘an over-emotional Celt’. The latter was easy as I myself wanted to get …


For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands

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Whilst it is unimaginable for any battlefield tour not to include at least one cemetery, the sad fact is that all too often many commercial tours degenerate into simple ‘ABC tours’ (‘Another bloody cemetery’) which follow a predictable list of cemeteries and specific graves. Obviously these graves have a story attached but the range and variety of …


ONLINE: Hidden places on French battlefields

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The presentation will be live and online.  Many members will be familiar with the unique photographic exhibition Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace created by photographer Mike St Maur Sheil for the 2014-18 centenary period. In capturing more than 16,000 images of the WW1 battlefields Mike covered all of the western front and visited many pl…


ONLINE: The Foreign Fields that are Forever England - The CWGC around the World

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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 Please no…