‘Inconnu’is French for ‘Unknown’ and is the single word engraved on thousands of gravestones in the many military cemeteries found in France and Belgium. They are a lasting tribute to the men of the allied forces who gave their lives fighting against Germany and her supporters in the First World War.

I adopted it as the title for this project for the same reason and to extend that tribute to those men and women who have served their countries in conflict since and still do today.

The project will result in the creation and production of a concept album telling a story that takes place during the First World War but also identifies it as a story that has been telling itself time and time again throughout history. It depicts how war has tragically touched one family for three generations and may still continue to do so, or maybe the cycle will be broken.

Walking With The Wounded

The album is planned for release in 2015 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Walking With The Wounded, a charity which "funds both the re-training and re-education of wounded servicemen and women with the aim of helping them find long term employment after they have left the Armed Forces."

The First World War has long been a subject of particular interest for me and the idea of creating a musical work on the subject has been many years in development. I am delighted to be invloved with Walking With The Wounded and to be able to align a personal interest and ambition of mine with an opportunity to support their fantastic work.

There will be more updates on this project in the coming weeks so please follow me on my social media pages and also visit Walking With The Wounded and learn about their work and the amazing challenges and events they have coming up. Watch this preview of Harry's Mountain Heroes to see what I mean.

Our fundraisers are our lifeblood, no amount is too small and no effort goes unrecognised, we are honoured to be part of such a wonderful project and thank Andy in his efforts to support our Wounded.

Andrew Cook

Head of Fundraising - Walking With The Wounded

+44 (0)7715 749239
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