Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Digital archive reveals First World War stories

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Digital archive reveals First World War stories. “More than 800 family stories from the First World War have been preserved for future generations to share in a digital archive, created by the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation and the University of Oxford. Following a series of roadshows and community-led events, the free-to-access Lest We Forget online archive will preserve a snapshot what life was like for the wartime generation.”

Canada Newswire: Canadian launch for Voices of Liberation – Capturing the memories of the “Greatest Generation” (PRESS RELEASE)

Canada Newswire: Canadian launch for Voices of Liberation – Capturing the memories of the “Greatest Generation” (PRESS RELEASE). “To mark the 75th anniversary of some of the most momentous battles in history, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is recording the voices of veterans, relatives and pilgrims for a unique online sound resource that explains why the Commission’s war graves, cemeteries and memorials are as poignant today as when they were first built.”

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: CWGC Launches New Online Archive

Commonwealth War Graves Commission: CWGC Launches New Online Archive. “The new CWGC Archive Catalogue has initially made more than 600 items available online to the public. This includes digitised copies of the first 572 Commission Meeting Minutes from 1917 to 1986, and 96 Commission Annual Reports from 1919 to 2015. This is the first time the Commission has digitised and released documents about its own history and the cemeteries and memorials it maintains. There will be regular releases of new digitised content over the next 12 months, including staff records, photographs, and architectural drawings and plans.”