We Are the Legion – Julie Summers


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Formed in 1921 to provide welfare to soldiers returning from the First World War, the Royal British Legion is today the UK’s leading military charity. In May 2021 the Legion celebrates its centenary. This title tells the extraordinary 100 year story of support to servicemen and women in the UK and around the world. In recent years the Legion has quietly transformed itself from an organisation of old soldiers to a modern media-savvy charity leading the country in remembrance but also lobbying government on pensions and researching state-of-the-art rehabilitation while working alongside other leading charities on welfare provision. ‘We Are the Legion’ covers every aspect of the Legion’s work: the history of the poppy, the Legion’s international links, its role in fostering peace between countries and its latest work on rehabilitation and support. The book also includes original photography specially commissioned for the project.