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War Memorials in Britain : 441
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The examples shown here are an eclectic mix with, perhaps, a few surprises. They are intended as a tribute to the victims of war and as tangible reminders of significant events, deserving remembrance and necessitating their conservation as part of the national heritage.

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By Jim Corke

War memorials are a feature of Britain's landscape, often taken for granted, and part of the fabric of its history as a nation. The Imperial War Museum's National Inventory has sixty thousand war memorials spanning two millennia. They include works of art and the artless, the sacred and the secular, vernacular and abstract forms, all redolent with symbolism ancient and modern.

The examples shown here are an eclectic mix with, perhaps, a few surprises. They are intended as a tribute to the victims of war and as tangible reminders of significant events, deserving remembrance and necessitating their conservation as part of the national heritage.

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Hidden history

Nearly every village or town has a war memorial Some quite small, they are a part of the fabric of our lives. We should never over look them or forget what they represent.

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not forgotten

very interesting little book recognised some but the diversety amount and thought gone into the commeration and remeberance is amazing left wanting to see more