Searching for WW1’s fallen soldiers

Robert Sackville-West describes attempts to identify the bodies of the dead after the devastating battles of the First World War 


Historian Robert Sackville-West describes the searches to identify – and in some cases, return – bodies of the dead after the devastating battles of the First World War: a service that provided important closure for many bereaved families. Speaking with Elinor Evans, he also explores how commemoration of the war dead has changed over the last century.

 

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