cwgc.thehindu.05.07.2013(image from thehindu.com, 05/07/2013)

Shielding Commonwealth war graves from the ravages of time

This is a great article by Christian Fraser for BBC news, regarding the herculean restorative efforts being undertaken at the Commonwealth War Graves in France and elsewhere in the lead up to the centenary of the beginning of the First World War next year.

To say that these souls gave all would be an understatement. They gave their service, their freedoms and eventually their futures to preserve an ideal, to ensure that none could walk over the right to freely exist.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanim dilis (May their noble name rest on the right side of God).

 

About eamonntgardiner

Dr. Eamonn T. Gardiner, is a Consulting Historian. He has previously conducted research into links between wartime traumatic-neurosis and evidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) amongst veterans of the First World War serving as Auxiliary Policemen, during the Anglo-Irish War 1919-1921. He has written extensively on British central and colonial administrative responses to popular insurgencies. In 2009 he published 'Counterinsurgency and Conflict: Dublin Castle and the Anglo-Irish War (CSP, 2009).' Published papers include; 'The training of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1916' (The Irish Sword, 2017); 'Scattered, Ambushed and Laid Out: War and Counterinsurgency in the greater Tuam area, 1919-1921' (JOTS, 2015). Research interests include De-Colonialisation/Post-Colonialism; Insurgency, Police/Military Histories; Institutional Histories; Modern Irish/World History; History of Conflict, Protectorates and Peace-Keeping; Hegemony; Old and New Terrorism.
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