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Children, internationalism, and armistice commemoration in Britain, 1919–1939


The front page of the League of Nations Union (LNU) News Sheet in November 1938 contains a striking photographic image of the national British armistice commemoration ceremony at the Cenotaph memorial in London (LNU News Sheet, November 1938: 1). In black and white the Portland stone of Edwin Lutyen’s famous memorial appears vast and gleaming against the poppy wreaths and rows of smaller, darker figures. Many of those standing close to the memorial were royalty and state dignitaries from Britain and the wider Empire (or Commonwealth—both terms were popular at the time).

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Wright, Susannah

Oxford Brookes departments

School of Education


Year of publication: 2021
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-04-22

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This RADAR resource is the Accepted Manuscript of Children, internationalism, and armistice commemoration in Britain, 1919–1939
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