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War Memorials Gallery

Choose from 58 images in our War Memorials collection.


Unveiling the Cenotaph SAM01/02/0074 Featured War Memorials Image

Unveiling the Cenotaph SAM01/02/0074

The unveiling ceremony of the Cenotaph on Whitehall, Westminster, Greater London. The Cenotaph was unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November, 1920 by King George V. He is shown in this photograph to the right of the Cenotaph, having just pushed the button which caused the two Union Jack flags to fall (they can be seen at the base of the memorial). The memorial to the war dead was constructed by Sir Edward Lutyens in 1919-20. From the Julian Joseph Samuels collection

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City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005 Featured War Memorials Image

City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005

City Of London War Memorial, Cornhill, London. The City of London First World War memorial outside the portico of the Royal Exchange, showing the east face of the memorial bearing an inscription listing the regiments from the area.
This memorial to servicemen from the City of London lost in WWI was unveiled by HRH the Duke of York on the 12th of November 1920 was paid for by funds raised during the mayoralty of Colonel The Right Honourable Sir Horace Brooks Marshall, KCVO LLD, the Mayor of London during the peace celebrations, who also commissioned Bedford Lemere and Company to take this photograph

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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red DP180310 Featured War Memorials Image

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red DP180310

Tower of London, London. View from east. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, a work of installation art placed in the moat of the Tower of London, England, between July and November 2014, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. It consisted of 888, 246 ceramic red poppies, each intended to represent one British or Colonial serviceman killed in the War. The artist was Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper

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