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Telling stories of the past f or future generations

At the close of the First World War centenary commemorations, Family Tree was honoured to catch up with Diane Lees CBE, Director-General of the Imperial War Museums. Here she shares her views on the nation’s remembrance


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Q Looking back over the past few years, what has really struck you about the centenary commemorations?

A It has been fantastic to see how people across the UK have connected with the First World War over the course of the centenary, and how much importance the nation as a whole has placed on commemorating the conflict. I have been particularly struck by the level of involvement from the breadth of organisations, which has enabled a wide range of audiences to engage with events, campaigns and commemorations.

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Soon the Last Post will sound as we commemorate the Armistice of 1918, a century ago. If you'd like to find out, or discover more, about your ancestor's time during the First World War - look no further. Our November issue is a First World War centenary commemorative issue, packed with information and advice about the records and the medals of First World War people. Have a read, do some research, and then, this year on Remembrance Sunday you'll be able to say that you truly have remembered them.