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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Salonika Remembers: The Salonika Campaign, 1915-1918

From The British Council, Greece: Salonika Remembers - "In partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), we invite you to take part in Salonika Remembers, an exciting new project aiming to mark the centenary of the Salonika Campaign 1915–18.

We remember those from across the world who lost their lives and are buried and commemorated in CWGC cemeteries in Northern Greece. The CWGC cares for the graves and memorials of more than 18,000 Commonwealth war dead, and some 400 of other nationalities at 25 sites across the country.

Our project, Salonika Remembers, invites schools to visit and explore the CWGC cemeteries at Mikra, Salonika Lembet Road, Doiran, and Karasouli, and the individual stories of those servicemen and women who are buried here in Greece, and to respond creatively to this experience through poetry, music and art.

Working with Never Such Innocence, a UK charity dedicated to engaging young people in the history of the First World War through the creative arts, we will be holding a series of workshops for teachers in Greece in 2017 and invite students to get inspired by the great legacy of these 12,000 British soldiers fighting alongside the Greeks, the French and the Serbs for the freedom of Greece".


Sandham Memorial Chapel, Stanley Spencer -

"Sandham Memorial Chapel contains a visionary mural cycle painted by Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) to commemorate the 'forgotten dead' of the First World War. Inspired by Spencer’s own experiences as a medical orderly and soldier on the Salonika front, the series has been widely recognised as one of the greatest war memorials of the twentieth century, and Spencer's finest achievement".

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