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Welcome to this week’s edition of the CWGC Newsletter

Welcome to the first issue of our refreshed newsletter, packed every fortnight with the latest updates from CWGC around the world.

After a three-month closure, the CWGC Experience has reopened and welcomed its first French visitors of the summer. And while most of you will be staying closer to home, we’ve got plenty of ways you can join us on a virtual adventure instead! We are delighted to present a special CWGC Live broadcast from the Menin Gate in Belgium, while our latest podcast episode will transport you to the Far East and this week’s blog celebrates some of the hidden gems under our care in Canada.

Public Access to the Last Post Ceremony to Resume

We are pleased to announce that the Last Post ceremony will resume this evening, 1 July 2020, following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions in Belgium. With social distancing measures in place, limited numbers of members of the public will, for the first time in over three months, be able to attend the ceremony usually held every evening under the CWGC’s Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial.
For all those unable to travel, we will be live broadcasting this Last Post ceremony on our Facebook channels from 6.30pm (UK time) to mark the return of members of the public to the daily act of remembrance.

Tune into our live broadcast via Facebook by clicking on the link below!

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The CWGC Experience Reopens

As government guidelines begin to relax across Europe, the CWGC is pleased to announce that our award-winning visitor centre, the CWGC Experience, also reopened to the public with social distancing measures in place on Monday 29 June.

Discover our Podcasts

Listen to the latest episode of the CWGC Podcast, The Royal Navy, hosted by CWGC Historian Max Dutton, with special guest Dr Nick Hewitt of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Hear the discussion of the role of the Royal Navy in the Pacific 75 years ago.

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This Canada Day we wanted to highlight some of our sites out in Canada which commemorate those lost during the two World Wars. So, we asked Catherine Paterson, Work Manager for CWGC, to take us through five Canadian CWGC cemeteries and memorials which you probably never knew existed.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is calling on the public to take part in a virtual act of remembrance through giving you the chance to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars.
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#ShareYourTribute to our Wall of Remembrance

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SHARE YOUR TRIBUTE ON THE CWGC WALL OF REMEMBRANCEThis VE Day, as we celebrate the end of the war in Europe, take the opportunity to remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for peace across the world and join us in an act of virtual remembrance.

We’re asking you to submit a couple of lines of text, and a photo if you have one, to remember a loved one who fought during the world wars – or just to give thanks for everyone who fought for their country.

You can submit a tribute using #ShareYourTribute on social media, or upload on the CWGC website here.

Let us know on Twitter or Instagram with #ShareYourTribute

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The next of our CWGC Live’s sees the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Director of Works, Jon Gedling, explain how we care for our historic global estate of 23,000 cemeteries and memorials.

Tune into our Facebook page at 2.30pm (UK time) on Thursday 7 May for our live broadcast (make sure your notifications are turned on in order to be alerted to this). If you have any questions, then please leave them on the Facebook post here or join us on the day.

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Can’t watch live on Facebook? Watch the recording on our website here.
Have you heard our new podcast?

Our podcast, ‘The 1.7 million stories of the CWGC,’ is now available.

Ahead of VE Day 75, host Jack Sheeran discovers the impact of the Second World War on civilians and how those who lost their lives are remembered today.

Jack is joined by Peter Francis, Media and PR Executive, and Megan Maltby, Senior Public Events Coordinator, to discuss the civilian roll of honour, the changing role of women, the blitz and how journalists reported from the front line.

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CWGC Live – Into the Archives

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Join us on Facebook on Thursday 30 April as we delve into the archives with CWGC’s Chief Archivist Andrew Fetherston. 

Tune into our Facebook page at 2.30pm (UK time) this Thursday. You can post your questions on our Facebook page, or ask them directly to Andrew on the day.

Can’t watch live? You can watch all of the live-streams on our website here.

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Want to know more about the CWGC?

Our brand-new podcast, ‘The 1.7 million stories of the CWGC,’ is now available.

Ahead of VE Day 75 commemorations we discover the impact of the Second World War on civilians and how those who lost their lives are remembered today.

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Discover the story of the remarkable spy princess

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Educating your children at home? Looking for something different to do?

Discover the story of the remarkable spy princess and heroine of the Second World War, Noor Inayat-Khan.

You can now explore our interactive exhibition ‘Noor Inayat-Khan: Woman of Conspicuous Courage’ from your own home online here and download free educational resources and lesson plans for Primary and Key Stages 3 and 4.

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Armed with a false passport and a pistol, Noor became the first female radio operator to be sent to Nazi–occupied France.

Learn all about Noor’s remarkable story of courage and how she defied boundaries and expectations. Discover the Runnymede Memorial, where Noor is commemorated, from your own home.

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CWGC Live – Anzac Day

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Join us on Facebook on Thursday 23 April for the third installment of our CWGC Live series.

Max Dutton, Historian and Interpretation Officer, takes you on a virtual tour of cemeteries and memorials as we remember the Anzac contribution in the wars.

Tune into our Facebook page at 2.30pm (UK time) this Thursday. You can post your questions on our Facebook post here, or ask them directly to Max during the live stream.

Can’t watch live? You can watch all of the live-streams on our website here.

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Coming up on the CWGC Live series…

Into the Archives with Chief Archivist, Andrew Fetherston – 30 April

CWGC Architecture with Director of Works, Jon Gedling – 7 May

Have you heard our new podcast? 

‘The 1.7 million stories of the CWGC’ now available on Spotify.

Next time on the podcast we investigate the role of civilians in the Second World War, both at home and abroad.

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