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General the Lord Richards lends his support

We are very grateful to General the Lord Richards, former head of the British Armed Forces, for lending his support. He says, "Shrouds of the Somme is a particularly evocative part of this year’s commemorations marking the centenary of the end of the First World War....

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Jim Carter announced as patron

We are delighted to announce that actor Jim Carter is Patron of Shrouds of the Somme. Jim Carter is perhaps best known to today‘s audiences  for his portrayal of Mr Carson, the butler, in ITV's hit drama Downton Abbey, for which he has received 4 nominations as Best...

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A Rifleman reflects

Just under a year ago I was stood in the middle of one of the oldest gardens in the UK surrounded by 19,240 fellow soldiers, all who sadly fell on one day during one of the most horrific battles in British history. Along with thousands of others, we were there to pay...

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