Armistice Day, 1920: Homecoming of the Unknown Warrior

The war brought many a great funeral ceremony to England and France, but the whole world’s history had never witnessed such a funeral as that which each of these two countries held on Nov. 11, 1920. The second anniversary of Armistice Day had come and each nation had elected, as the most solemn consecration for …

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WWI Wednesday: The Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum was founded in 1917, and opened to the public within the great nave of the Crystal Palace, 9 June 1920. The museum was intended to record the “profoundly impressive” British effort and unity, and to also emphasize the “fact that in modern warfare success in the field is no longer a …

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