Marking their graves
The recovery of the bodies of the fallen after the Great War has been a long, unfinished journey.
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Tim Atkinson is an author, teacher and prize-winning blogger. He studied philosophy at the University of Hull and subsequently worked as a lay-clerk, filing clerk, chain-man and schoolteacher. He is now a full-time author and his latest book, The Glorious Dead, has just been published by Unbound. The story of the men who made the iconic military cemeteries, it describes a group of soldiers who stay behind in Flanders following the Armistice, clearing the battlefields and burying the dead.