TQ3079 : The Cenotaph - Whitehall

near to Westminster, Great Britain

The Cenotaph - Whitehall
The Cenotaph - Whitehall
Located in Whitehall, the Cenotaph began as a temporary structure erected for a peace parade following the end of World War I, but following an outpouring of national sentiment it was replaced by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom's official war memorial. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the permanent structure was built from Portland stone between 1919 and 1920
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
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2012
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 17 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
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London  Westminster 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30157 79931 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.2001N 0:7.5671W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 30162 79844
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