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On this day in history: The Cenotaph


On the 18th July, 1920 a new monument was unveiled: 750,000 war dead were commemorated with the unveiling of a new national monument in Whitehall, London – The Cenotaph.

The Cenotaph takes its name from the Greek words kenos and taphos meaning empty tomb.

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Designed by Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone bby Holland, Hannen & Cubitts, replacing Lutyens’ earlier wood-and-plaster cenotaph in the same location.

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Our Glorious Dead – Gone, but Never Forgot. May they forever Rest in Peace


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