Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries

British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries
Item# 9780747807896

Product Description

Publisher: Shire

Author: Julie Summers

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. (pb)