Tomorrow is Remembrance Sunday. From national memorials to small village crosses we pay tribute to those who were killed in war.
The First Cenotaph Ceremony in London in 1920 in the presence of King George V
The Cenotaph in London began as a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War, but following an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's primary national war memorial. Designed by Edwin Lutyens and built of Portland Stone, the memorial was unveiled by King George V on 11 November 1920, the second anniversary of the end of the war. The unveiling ceremony for the Cenotaph was part of a larger procession bringing the Unknown Solider to be laid to rest in his tomb in Westminster Abbey.
The term "Cenotaph" relates to a monument to honour those who died, whose bodies are buried elsewhere or have no known grave.
The Cenotaph in 2007 following Remembrance Sunday
Across Britain, towns and villages
erected their own memorials.
Minto War Memorial, near Hawick in the Scottish Borders
|Taynuilt in Argyll, Scotland|
|Clitheroe in Lancashire|
Aberfeldy in Perthshire, Scotland
|Commando Memorial at Spean Bridge in the Scottish Highlands. |
It overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot
established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle.