The Battle of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago is remembered as a defining moment in Canadian history. Discover more about the Canadian victory at Vimy and about the Vimy Memorial.
Fought during the First World War the allied offensive involved troops from across the British empire. By the end of the battle some 300,000 men on both sides were wounded, missing or dead.
On 9 April 1917 the British Army launched a major offensive at Arras. The losses suffered by the Royal Flying Corps during the battle were so heavy that the period became known as ‘Bloody April’.
Volunteers needed for the CWGC Centenary Exhibition at Brookwood Military Cemetery.
It was one of the worst maritime disasters in british waters and many of those who died were members of the south african native labour corps.
On the night of 7/8 December 1941, Japanese units began to invade northern Malaya and southern Thailand, with the ultimate aim of taking the important British base at Singapore.
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is seeking applications from the brightest and the best people to join a new CWGC Centenary Interns programme in 2017.
The Japanese air raid on the US Navy at Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 led the United States to declare war on Japan and formally enter World War two alongside the Allies, including Britain and the Commonwealth.
On the morning of 8 December 1941, the forces of the Empire of Japan attacked the British Crown colony of Hong Kong.
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Commemorating 75 Years
25 November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the British battleship HMS Barham and the deaths of over 860 of the ship’s company.
19 November 2016 marks the 75th Anniversary of the loss of the Australian warship HMAS Sydney and her entire ship’s company of 645 servicemen.
A new war memorial commemorating almost 400 Indian and British soldiers who died during the First World War in Tanzania has been completed by a team of craftsmen from the CWGC in time for Remembrance Day.
Wave will open at the CWGC Plymouth Naval Memorial on 15 July 2017 and will be available to view until 19 November. A second sculpture, Weeping Window, will be exhibited at other venues across the UK.
The CWGC and the British Embassy in Greece are working together to raise awareness of those who lost their lives fighting on the Salonika Front during the First World War.
On Thursday 15 September, New Zealand Commemorated The Centenary Of The First Major Battle In Which Soldiers Of The New Zealand Division Were Engaged On The Western Front During The First World War.