Of one million British and Commonwealth dead, some half a million lie with no known grave. The author recounts the efforts over more than a century to locate and identify those unknown soldiers – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: Reported Missing in the Great War, 100 Years of Searching for the Truth FILE: R3375 AUTHOR: John Broom PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: The Great War, First World War, WWI, World War I, World War 1, one million dead, half a million with no known grave, forensics detective work, War Graves Commission, Trench warfare, war of attrition ISBN: 1-52674-951-3 PAGES: 287, many images in B&W through the body of the book IMAGE: B3375.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/smw853f7 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Of one million British and Commonwealth dead, some half a million lie with no known grave. The author recounts the efforts over more than a century to locate and identify those unknown soldiers – Very Highly Recommended
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has performed a caring and considerate duty in an attempt to identify the unknown warriors. Many of the remains have already been recovered and buried with honour but, of them, so many are still ‘known unto God’. Every year more remains are uncovered, some from WWII, and attempts are made to identify them before burial or return to their home country. Advances in forensic science are beginning to have an impact on the process, but it may often be a careful study of remains to narrow the field down before DNA testing is a viable option.
This moving story is told through the lives and deaths of those now identified.