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The first procession past the Cenotaph, 26 July 1919
(Catalogue ref: ZPER 34/155, reproduced by permission of the Illustrated London News Picture Library)
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  ZPER 34/155; first procession past the cenotaph, 1919  

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 is happening in this scene?
  • Do you think the Cenotaph works as a respectful and appropriate memorial?
  • According to this source, did the British public turn out in numbers to watch the ceremony?
  • Will you choose this as your memorial to evaluate?
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