Join Robert Sackville-West as he reveals the stories of those who searched for missing British soldiers after the First World War.
By the end of the First World War, the whereabouts of more than half a million British soldiers were unknown. Most were presumed dead, lost forever beneath the battlefields. Countless families were consumed by a mission to discover what had happened to their loved ones, undertaking arduous, often hopeless journeys.
In this poignant talk, Robert Sackville-West tells the story of Britain’s century-long search to recover, identify and honour the missing soldiers of the First World War, from the department created to investigate soldiers’ fates to the modern-day use of DNA profiling.
Robert Sackville-West studied History at Oxford University and went on to work in publishing. He now chairs the company which - alongside the National Trust - runs Knole in Kent, which has been the Sackville family's home for the past 400 years. Robert is the author of the critically acclaimed 'Inheritance: The Story of Knole and the Sackvilles' and 'The Disinherited'.
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