Commonwealth War Graves Commission: Shaping Our Sorrow

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An exhibition exploring how the Commonwealth War Graves Commission shaped remembrance after the First World War.

It explores how the Commission provided a physical form and emotional outlet for a nation and world in mourning, combining the visionary talents of architectural, literary and cultural giants of the day. Structured around the theory of the five stages of grief, it gives an insight into the difficult and often controversial decisions that helped to shape remembrance as we know it.


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