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Posted on Friday 15th June

A national memorial to commemorate the 1.7 million service personnel and civilians killed during the two world wars is being planned for Dover's white cliffs.

The memorial is planned to have 12 white granite walls – one for each year of conflict – which will be inscribed with the names of the 1.7 million men and women recorded on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, including servicemen and women, merchant navy personnel and civilians.

It is hoped that the memorial, which has been inspired by the design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, will be completed by the centenary anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, 4 August 2014.

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August 1914

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August 1914

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by John Hutton

The great retreat of the British Expeditionary Force from Mons in August 1914 is one of the most famous in military history, and it is justly celebrated. But not all the British soldiers who were forced back by the German offensive performed well. Two colonels, Elkington and Mainwaring, tried to surrender rather than fight on, and were disgraced. This is their story. It is one of the least glorious and most revealing episodes in the… Read more...

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