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Memorials Collection

Background imageMemorials Collection: Unveiling of the Menin Gate

Unveiling of the Menin Gate
Unveiling of the memorial, Menin Gate, commemorating the 56, 000 British soldiers who died fighting at Ypres during the First World War. Date: 1927

Background imageMemorials Collection: Menin Gate memorial, Ypres 1927

Menin Gate memorial, Ypres 1927
The Menin Gate memorial at Ypres, dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Salient of World War One and whose graves are unknown

Background imageMemorials Collection: Jane Austen Memorial

Jane Austen Memorial
Bust and tablet to English author JANE AUSTEN at Lyme Regis, Dorset, marking the former location of a house called Wings, where she lodged in 1804. Date: 1775 - 1817

Background imageMemorials Collection: Titanic - Memorial Service at St. Pauls Cathedral

Titanic - Memorial Service at St. Pauls Cathedral
Page from the Illustrated London News showing crowds gathered outside St. Pauls Cathedral in the City of London after a memorial service for the victims of the Titanic disaster. Date: 1912

Background imageMemorials Collection: Titanic memorial

Titanic memorial
Sand memorial to RMS Titanic on Bournemouth beach, June 1912 Date: 26/03/1905

Background imageMemorials Collection: Elizabeth I / Dibdin

Elizabeth I / Dibdin
QUEEN ELIZABETH I depicted in a capital C in John Dee, General and Rare Memorials pertayning to the perfect Arte of Navigation

Background imageMemorials Collection: Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium

Khaki Chums Christmas Truce Cross, St Yvon, Belgium
At Christmas 1914, over the 24th/25th December, a truce was held here between the 1st Battalion the Warwickshire Regiment and the 7th Bavarians in which Bruce Bairnsfaher took part

Background imageMemorials Collection: India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park

India, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park: (right) The elegant tomb is that of Khurshid Zadi or Mushir Zadi, built by the Nawab Ghazi-ud-din Haider for his mother Mushir Zadi

Background imageMemorials Collection: Naval, Drake and Armada Memorials, Plymouth, Devon

Naval, Drake and Armada Memorials, Plymouth, Devon - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J

Background imageMemorials Collection: War Memorials at Plymouth Hoe, Devon

War Memorials at Plymouth Hoe, Devon - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J. Salmon, and reproduced as a local view postcard

Background imageMemorials Collection: Interior of Holy Trinity Church, North Chapel looking NE, in the village of Badgeworth

Interior of Holy Trinity Church, North Chapel looking NE, in the village of Badgeworth, Gloucestershire Date: 1930s

Background imageMemorials Collection: King George V at the unveiling of the Cenotaph, 1920

King George V at the unveiling of the Cenotaph, 1920
King George V stands facing the Cenotaph during the unveiling ceremony on Armistice Day, 11 November 1920. Facing him are his three eldest sons, the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert and Prince Henry

Background imageMemorials Collection: Us Usa America American Virginia Civil War South

Us Usa America American Virginia Civil War South
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Background imageMemorials Collection: American Civil War flags and memorials, Virginia, USA

American Civil War flags and memorials, Virginia, USA
American Civil War, Confederate flags and memorials, Hampton and Newport News, Virginia, USA. Date: early 20th century

Background imageMemorials Collection: Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941

Moving Famous London Statues to Safety 1941
The Burghers of Calais by Augustave Robin, in Victoria Gardens, Westminster being moved to a place of safety. As a precaution against possible bombing precious art

Background imageMemorials Collection: Known as The Griffin of Temple Bar Memorial marked the city boundary. Date: 1902

Known as The Griffin of Temple Bar Memorial marked the city boundary. Date: 1902

Background imageMemorials Collection: As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures

As a precaution against possible bombing precious art, relics, sculptures and memorials where moved out of London to a secret place. This was given to the Nation by the National Art Collections Fund

Background imageMemorials Collection: Queen Victoria Statue, Unveiled, Weymouth 1902

Queen Victoria Statue, Unveiled, Weymouth 1902
The life-size bronze statue of the late Queen Victoria on a massive pedestal of Portland stone, to commemorate her reign. Standing at the eastern extremity of Weymouth

Background imageMemorials Collection: Cenotaph, Whitehall, London 1935

Cenotaph, Whitehall, London 1935
Cenotaph, Whitehall, erected in 1920, replacing a temporary replica unveiled on Peace Day, July 1919. Date: 1935

Background imageMemorials Collection: Guards Memorial, also known as the Guards Division War Memorial

Guards Memorial, also known as the Guards Division War Memorial, war memorial located on the west side of Horse Guards Road, opposite Horse Guards Parade in London. Date: 1935

Background imageMemorials Collection: R. A. F. MEMORIAL

R. A. F. MEMORIAL
This fine modern building is the R.A, F. (Royal Air Force) Memorial, on the island of Runnymede, Surrey, England. Date: 1939 - 1945 war

Background imageMemorials Collection: BIGGLESWADE MEMORIAL

BIGGLESWADE MEMORIAL
High Street, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, with its War Memorial. Date: 1950s

Background imageMemorials Collection: STONEHENGE MEMORIAL

STONEHENGE MEMORIAL
First World War Memorial at Marros, Pembrokeshire, Wales, in the shape of a trilithon, like those at Stonehenge. Date: 1914 - 1918 war

Background imageMemorials Collection: HENRY THE NAVIGATOR

HENRY THE NAVIGATOR
The Henry the Navigator Memorial (Padreo Dos Descobrimentos), built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of his death; Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. Date: 1394 - 1460

Background imageMemorials Collection: Hall Memory Death War Memorials Built 1920s Memorial

Hall Memory Death War Memorials Built 1920s Memorial
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Background imageMemorials Collection: ROYAL MARINE MEMORIAL

ROYAL MARINE MEMORIAL
The Royal Marine Memorial, on Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, England. The sculptor was W.C. Storr-Barber of Leominster, Herefordshire, England. Date: 1914 - 1918 war

Background imageMemorials Collection: WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIAL

WORLD WAR ONE MEMORIAL
The Shadow of Remembrance': A statue of a World War One soldier casts a shadow over a memorial tablet, Liverpool, England. Date: 1930s

Background imageMemorials Collection: Royal Artillery Memorial Death War Memorials

Royal Artillery Memorial Death War Memorials
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Background imageMemorials Collection: ROYAL ARTILLERY MEMORIAL

ROYAL ARTILLERY MEMORIAL
The Royal Artillery Memorial at London's Hyde Park Corner was designed by Charles Sargeant Jagger from 1921-25, depicting both the brutality of war and artillery's power

Background imageMemorials Collection: Unceasing stream of pilgrims 1920

Unceasing stream of pilgrims 1920
Two photographs showing the Unknown Warriors coffin which were the remains of a British service personnel who was killed in World War One, laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, London

Background imageMemorials Collection: Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial

Poet and Doctor Colonel John McCrae Memorial
McCrae, who served in the Boer War, is popularly remembered as the author of what is probably the best-known poem of the First World War -In Flanders Fields

Background imageMemorials Collection: Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele

Canadian Rifles and VCs Memorials, Passchendaele
Three flat black marble plaques mark the part played by the 3rd Canadian Division, the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 3rd (Toronto)

Background imageMemorials Collection: Buttes New CWGC Cemetery, New Zealand Memorial

Buttes New CWGC Cemetery, New Zealand Memorial
The cemetery lies on an area which was a pre-war drill ground. It contains 1, 317 UK burials, 564 Australian, 50 Canadian, 167 New Zealand, and 1, 703 Unknown, plus 35 Special Memorials

Background imageMemorials Collection: Lt Whitehead and RND Memorials, Varlet Farm, near Poelkapell

Lt Whitehead and RND Memorials, Varlet Farm, near Poelkapelle Date: 2016

Background imageMemorials Collection: Operation Mallard Memorials, St Aubin d Auquenay

Operation Mallard Memorials, St Aubin d Auquenay
In the centre of this rather untidy collection of memorials in the centre of the village is one to 1st Special Service Brigade and flanking it are plaques to the Civilian Victims

Background imageMemorials Collection: Com Deb Sig Liberation Memorial, Oistreham

Com Deb Sig Liberation Memorial, Oistreham
Ten distinctive Comite du Debarquement Memorials were put up at stragegic points to commemorate the landings and the Liberation. This one, which has beside it a No

Background imageMemorials Collection: The South Lancashire Regiment Memorial, Hermanville

The South Lancashire Regiment Memorial, Hermanville
The Regiment is also known as the Prince of Waless Volunteers.They came ashore on D-Day as part of the first waves & the area around this Memorial contains other memorials to the leading elements

Background imageMemorials Collection: Captain Gauvin Memorial Anguerny Normandy

Captain Gauvin Memorial Anguerny Normandy
Memorials to those who survived are not generally welcomed because of the numbers. However, Gauvin led the Bren carriers of the Chaudieres into the village and after the war became a diplomat

Background imageMemorials Collection: 50th Northumrian Division Asnelles Normandy

50th Northumrian Division Asnelles Normandy
The memorial is at a crossroads named Alexander Stanier after the Commander of the leading brigade (the 231st) of the 50th that landed on Gold Beach. Nearby are memorials to the leading battalions

Background imageMemorials Collection: Memorials to Flail tanks of 22nd Dragoons on D Day

Memorials to Flail tanks of 22nd Dragoons on D Day
Flail tanks were Sherman tanks equipped at the frontwith rotating rollers with long chains attached whosepurpose was to clear exits from the beaches by exploding mines

Background imageMemorials Collection: La Breccia, Porta Pia, Rome, Italy

La Breccia, Porta Pia, Rome, Italy
La Breccia, Porta Pia, a gate in the Aurelian Walls, Rome, Italy, with war memorials and wreaths, named after Pope Pius IV

Background imageMemorials Collection: Memorial fountain at Marlow to Charles Frohman

Memorial fountain at Marlow to Charles Frohman
The memorial drinking fountain at Marlow-on-Thames by Mr L.D. Merrifield, erected in 1924 to the memory of American theatrical manager Charles Frohman

Background imageMemorials Collection: A churchwarden - Bath Abbey, England

A churchwarden - Bath Abbey, England
A churchwarden sits to read beneath the memorials during a quiet moment in Bath Abbey, England Date: 1999

Background imageMemorials Collection: The latest design in Tombstones - late Art Deco Styling

The latest design in Tombstones - late Art Deco Styling - The St Nicolas Model by Modern Art Memorials. Date: 1938

Background imageMemorials Collection: Memorial to Major Charles Strafford MBE, Ranville

Memorial to Major Charles Strafford MBE, Ranville
After the war a number of veterans returned to Normandy to live and one of the most notable was Charles Strafford. He became very involved in the Commemorations associated with D-Day

Background imageMemorials Collection: Commandant Kiefer & 4 Commando Memorial

Commandant Kiefer & 4 Commando Memorial
This is in Colleville-Montgomery opposite the First British Graves Memorial and remembers both Kieffer and the French Forces of No 4 Commando. There are a number of memorials to Kieffer

Background imageMemorials Collection: Airstrip B3 Memorial area, Ste Croix sur Mer, Normandy

Airstrip B3 Memorial area, Ste Croix sur Mer, Normandy
This was the first British landing strip to became operational - on 10 June 1944. The first Squadrons to land here were 130 and 133 at 1200 on the 10th

Background imageMemorials Collection: Childrens Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Park

Childrens Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Park
Childrens Peace Monument in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, by the Genbaku Domu, Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan commemorating the bombing of Hiroshima at the end of World War II



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