First Remembrance Day 1919
On 11th November 1919, the first anniversary of Armistice day, the Britsh nation, in reponse to an invitation by King George V, stood in silence for two minutes at 11 o'clock in remembrance of all who had given their lives in the First World War. Here is a photograph of King George V, laying a wreath at cenotaph a monument erected in honour of people whose remains are elsewhere, located in Whitehall, London.
11 November 1919
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Entente Cordiale celebrations
The Entente Cordiale between Britain and France aimed to resolve colonial disputes over territories such as Egypt and Morocco. However, after centuries of conflict and mistrust, it also marked a watershed in Anglo-French relations, laying the foundations for an alliance which would last through two world wars.
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Duchess lays Foundation stone - Paddington Medical School
Elizabeth, Duchess of York (1900-2002) lays the Foundation stone for the New Medical School at St. Mary's, Paddington on June 30th 1931. Stanley Baldwin was also present (hidden behind the Duchess). She is holding a ceremonial silver mallet which was used for laying other stones in the Hospital by Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V. Date: 1931
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