Dan Cruickshank's

Monuments of Remembrance


1 x 60' - BBC FOUR / BBC TWO NI (2018)

On the centenary of the end of the conflict, Dan Cruickshank reveals the extraordinary story behind the design and building of the iconic World War One cemeteries and memorials - including those at the Somme and Gallipoli - and of the remarkable men whose vision created them. 

Among the most haunting architecture created by Britain in the 20th century are the memorials to the dead and missing of the First World War. They are solemn without being gloomy, emotive without being maudlin or bombastic and are often mini-master-pieces of classical design. They evoke a sense of Britain in a foreign land and even manage to give some sense or order to the vast and seemingly meaningless carnage that they memorialise
— Dan Cruickshank
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“..a moving look at how the war cemeteries we take for granted came to exist - and to be such beautifully designed spaces”
— Radio Times
 THE TIMES - 14TH NOV 2018


“Dan Cruickshank is on eloquent form as he tells the story of Britain’s cemeteries and memorials built to honour the dead and the missing of the First World War”
— - The Times (Critics Choice)
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