In 1917 a remarkable organization came into being. Its brief was vastly ambitious: to commemorate the 1,100,00 men of the British Empire who lost their lives in the First World War. The Imperial War Graves Commission was the creation of one man, Sir Fabian Ware, whose energy and determination brought together some of the greatest designers and architects of the early twentieth century. This book looks at the history of war graves for British and Commonwealth servicemen and women, and examines how modern remembrance has been shaped by the work of Ware and his contemporaries after the First World War.
British and Commonwealth war cemeteries
Oxford : Shire Publications, 2010.
64 p : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Formerly CIP. Uk
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 60-61) and index.
Great Britain. Commonwealth War Graves Commission History.
National cemeteries Great Britain.
Soldiers' monuments Great Britain.
War memorials Great Britain.