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The 1.7 Million Stories of CWGC

8 EpisodesProduced by CWGCWebsite

Discover the work of the organisation that cares for the 1.7 million Commonwealth men and women who lost their lives during the two World Wars.With the help of colleagues from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, historians and special guests, we’ll explore some of the stories of those who lost t… read more

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EP8: The World Wars on the Big Screen

July 21st, 2020

52:55

In the last episode of season one, Jack Sheeran is joined by a panel of guests to discuss a selection of movies and TV shows which depict the First and Second World Wars including: 1917, The Water Diviner, The Railway …

EP7: Poetry & Art of the Two World Wars

July 7th, 2020

36:15

In our seventh episode Peter Francis explores the poetry and art of two world wars – discovering the personal stories behind some of the most …

EP6: The Royal Navy & the Far East

June 24th, 2020

48:38

This time Max Dutton sets sail on a journey to discover more about the Royal Navy. Max is joined by Dr Nick Hewitt, Head of Collections and Research …

EP5: D-Day - Stories of Bravery

June 9th, 2020

44:52

In episode 5 Alex Elia discovers what happened on D-Day, hears from veterans who were there and learns about the Canadian involvement on Juno beach …

EP4: Dunkirk & Military Vehicles

May 26th, 2020

35:26

In our fourth episode Scott Smith discovers more about the Dunkirk Evacuation and the connections that military vehicles have with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Scott is joined by Nick Bristow, Historical …

EP3: The RAF

May 12th, 2020

52:34

In our third episode Aidan Parr focusses on the courageous airmen and women of the first and second world wars. Starting with the introduction of …

EP2: Civilians

April 28th, 2020

53:11

In our second episode Jack Sheeran discovers, ahead of VE Day 75, 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 …

EP1: Africa

April 12th, 2020

38:26

In our first episode George Hay, CWGC's Official Historian, takes a look at the work of The Commonwealth War Graves Commission in Sub-Saharan Africa and discusses why there are war graves on the African continent. 

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