Unique IDCWGC/1/1/17/15
File NumberADD 1/10/1-20
TitleColonel Chettle; Notes And Abstracts

CWGC_1_1_17_15 opt.pdf

DescriptionRefers to preparation of a history of war burials from ancient times; but with special emphasis on World War 1.
Content NoteIncluding:/1: Synopsis of project./2: Forms of burial; international law and specific regulations relating to war burials./3: Ancient Greece and Rome./4: Mediaeval; with correspondence re 15th century burials./5: Modern; with some official correspondence re pre 1914 war graves; and pamphlet re Monmouth's Rebellion./6: Draft preface by Chettle for a proposed history to be published by the Commission./7: Month by month list of events of significance to Commission; 1914-1932./8-/17 (folders numbered 11-20): Burial and commemorative practices in Hungary; Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Czechoslovakia; Estonia; France;Germany; Greece and Italy; during and after World War 1; with postcards of Yser Monument; Dixmude; and monument to the first victims of gas warfare; Steenstraete; in Belgium folder (/10); and official reports from Commission staff re foreign countries' policies on war burials./18 (numbered 21): Origins of the Commission and its mixed committees; with notes of a meeting at War Office between Adjutant General; DGRE and Dominion representatives re work of Army graves service and Prince of Wales's National Committee for the Care of Soldiers' Graves; 25 Sep. 1916./19: United States national cemeteries./20 (TFC 106): Draft by Chettle re British battlefield memorials and memorials to missing; with copy of F. Ware's radio address 'The Price of Peace'.
Date1/1/1932 - 31/12/1933
Extent20 folders

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