National Memorial Arboretum - A Nation Remembers
In towns and villages across the UK there are memorials to those regiments and units which fought not just in both world wars, but also the many subsequent conflicts since the end of the Second World War. The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire brings all these together in a collective tribute to the many men and women who were killed in service to their country.
At neighbouring Cannock Chase, part of the legacy from the First World War is revealed in the small but significant Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery there, which shows the sacrifice made by a generation of fine, brave young men who fought in the 'war to end all wars'. The inclusion of almost 300 German burials comes as something of a surprise, but that is nothing compared to nearly 5,000 interments from both world wars in the nearby cemetery dedicated to German nationals.