Tag Archives: Battle of the Somme

Thiepval Memorial to be restored

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has announced plans to restore the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, prior to the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2016. In particular, the CWGC will be addressing issues with water ingress … Continue reading

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Ceramic poppies to fill Tower of London’s moat

The Tower of London moat is due to planted with 888,246 ceramic poppies as part of Britain’s First World War Centenary commemorations. The poppies are being created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, who says he was inspired by the writings … Continue reading

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The murder of prisoners of war in World War I

The recent conviction of a Royal Marine for the murder of a wounded Taliban fighter has brought to the fore the question of when a combatant should be treated as a prisoner of war and viewed with mercy. During World … Continue reading

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