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Remembering the Great War: Then

When the Great War officially ended in 1919 (after the Treaty of Versailles was signed), people in Britain agreed that it was important to remember those who had died in this terrible war. In this case study, you will examine some sources that give an insight into how British people remembered the war in the years 1919-30.

Use the Worksheet as you look through the sources.

Cenotaph
Sources:
1. Extract on planning the Cenotaph in London, 1930 2. Suggested inscriptions for the Cenotaph, 1919 3. Re-enactment of a Great War battle scene, 1919 4. First procession past the Cenotaph, 1919
1 Extract on planning the Cenotaph in London, 1930 2 Suggested inscriptions for the Cenotaph, 1919 3 Re-enactment of a Great War battle scene, 1919 4 First procession past the Cenotaph, 1919
5. A letter on the 2 minutes silence, 1932 6. Letter on broadcasting ceremonies on radio, 1924 7. Film of Armistice Day ceremonies, 1930  
5 A letter on the 2 minutes silence, 1932 6 Letter on broadcasting ceremonies on radio, 1924 7 Film of Armistice Day ceremonies, 1930  
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