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5th October 2018 Skopje, North Macedonia

Rachel Galloway

British Ambassador to Macedonia

“End of the war to end all wars”

Historical overview of the battle of Dojran and paying respects to the 10 Irish Division

If your travel in the southern part of Macedonia near Dojran these days you can enjoy the warm climate even in the autumn, the soft weather and the sun rays. Nothing reveals the scale of the battle here a century ago. But if you take a tour of Dojran or travel near Rabrovo you will […]

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5th May 2014

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by Christopher Prentice

Former British Ambassador to Italy

HRH Prince Harry in Italy on 18-19 May

‘A nation that forgets its past has no future.’ Churchill’s words are still relevant today. On the 18-19 May HRH Prince Harry will visit Italy to attend a number of events commemorating the Allied Campaign in Italy during WWII, focussing on the 70th anniversary of the Battles of Monte Cassino. We are honoured that HRH […]

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12th November 2012 Paris, France

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by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

Remembrance 2012: Lest we forget

The Cenotaph in London

I’m speaking to you just after the commemorations here of 11 November, when we  look back and remember those killed in all the wars in the last hundred years. This was my first time in Paris attending these commemorations and it was the privilege to be at the Arc de Triomphe where the Président de […]

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20th February 2012

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by Paul Madden

British Ambassador to Japan

70th Anniversary of Darwin bombing

I travelled up to the Northern Territory to participate in a weekend of commemorations for the 70th anniversary of the WWII attack on Darwin. 19 February 1942 was not of course the start of the war for Australia.  Australian diggers had been fighting alongside their British comrades for two years and five months by then. […]

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8th April 2011

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by Greg Dorey


Remembering Katyn

In the bright spring Budapest weather a large group of us gathered together earlier today to witness the unveiling of a monument commemorating some 22,000 Polish victims of the Katyn massacre by Soviet secret police in 1940. Oaks were also planted as a sign of homage to Hungarian prisoners who had been executed in the […]

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