Voices of Liberation

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Publication Date 
27 Mar 2019

25 March 2019: To mark the 75th anniversary of some of the most momentous battles in history, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has recorded the voices of the “greatest generation” to build a unique online sound archive to explains why the Commission’s war graves, cemeteries and memorials are as poignant today as when they were first built 75 years ago. 
The CWGC honours the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars and ensures they will never be forgotten. Voices of Liberation is a global project that will cover the sacrifice and contribution of Commonwealth forces who paid so high a price for the liberty we enjoy today. 

The CWGC commemorates more than 100,000 service personnel who died during 1944. Commonwealth servicemen and women are commemorated in CWGC war cemeteries and memorials across the world and today, these iconic sites of remembrance remain places of pilgrimage for veterans and descendants. The archive aims to pay tribute to those who gave their lives and shine a light upon these places of remembrance.

Visit the new website Voices of Liberation: Capturing the Memories of the "Greatest Generation" and explore what they have collected.