7 Beautiful Photographs For the Fallen

For the Fallen is the touching photographic tribute to the unsung heroes of the Great War and the tireless work of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) which keeps their memory alive.

A Tribute to the Fallen Soldiers of WW1

From headstones in the remote Namib Desert to those in the lush undergrowth of Buff Bay in Jamaica, and from an isolated grave on a tiny island on Loch Shiel to the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial in France, this book commemorates some of history’s greatest and most devastating battles and the men and women who fought and died in them.

Acclaimed photo journalist Michael St Maur Sheil visited over 270 CWGC sites. The book also includes a fascinating overview of the history of this extraordinary organisation, written by Peter Francis.


St Finnian's Isle Burial Ground, Inverness shire, Scotland


Scarp Burial Ground, Western Isles, Scotland


Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France


Guzancourt Farm Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France


Buff Bay, Jamaica


Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium


Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England


For the Fallen by Peter Francis and Michael St Maur Sheil is out now (AA Publishing, £25)