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Extracts from a document written in 1930 explaining the planning and building of the Cenotaph in London
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  WORK 20/226; document explaining the planning and building of the cenotaph, 1930  
 

How to use this source:

Study this source carefully and see what it tells you about how British people remembered the war in the years 1919-30. As you study the source, ask yourself:

  • What did the original cenotaph look like?
  • Was it well received at the peace procession in 1919?
  • What debate began soon after the procession?
  • How did the public feel about the Cenotaph?
  • Why does the Cenotaph have such a simple inscription on it?
  • Will you choose this as your memorial to evaluate?
 
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