The CWGC Experience

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Opening 26 June 2019

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The CWGC Experience
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The CWGC Experience Ouverture du centre d’interprétation à Beaurains (62)

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is responsible for the enumeration, identification and maintenance of graves of soldiers of the Commonwealth military forces who fell in both world wars. It is also responsible for building memorials for unidentified soldiers. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Interpretive Center highlights the remarkable work done to maintain the memory of those who died in the war. The CWGC Experience allows visitors to take a closer look at all the work done behind-the-scenes to honour the memory of the missing. Stonemasons, carpenters, blacksmiths, gardeners... many and various highly skilled craftsmen unveil their daily work.

© CWGC / Samuel Dhote
© CWGC / Samuel Dhote
Le CWGC en chiffres
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Le CWGC en chiffres

1,7 million d’hommes et de femmes des forces armées des pays du Commonwealth morts en service pendant l’une des deux guerres mondiales. 23 000 lieux gérés à travers le monde. Présence dans plus de 150 pays et territoires. Emploie plus de 1 300 personnes, dont 850 jardiniers. Entretien de l’équivalent de 994 terrains de football - soit la plus grande organisation horticole au monde. Le plus grand cimetière de la CWGC au monde est Tyne Cot, en Belgique. Il comprend presque 12000 tombes

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