Friday, 11 November 2011

Thankful Villages in WW1

At the end of the Great War there were just 52 'Thankful Villages' in Great Britain. These were towns and villages which had had all of their soldiers return home alive. By 1945 the number of villages which had survived both World Wars without loss had fallen to just 14. For the remainder of the country, war memorials would spring up to commemorate those who had lost their lives in the World Wars. Read a detailed account here...

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials allows you to search for your nearest war memorial.

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