Falkland Islands War Memorial, 1927

This picture shows the opening of the Falkland Islands war memorial to the dead in 1927. Elements of the Royal Marines, British Army and the Royal Navy can be made out in the photograph. World War One forced the British Armed Forces to consider a unified approach to commemorating its war dead. The Falkland Islands may have been 8,000 miles from Britain, but the architecture of the monument is very familiar to monuments in Britain. More information on how the British Empire dealt with the sacrifice of its armed forces can be found in this War Graves Article. This photograph was generously donated by Dean Street

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