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Remembrance

Lapel badge, War Widows Association of Great Britain, 2018

Lapel badge, War Widows Association of Great Britain, 2018
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War Widows Association: Supporting the families of the fallen

Today, the UK government makes financial provision for the spouses and partners of military personnel who have died as a result of service in the armed forces. But this has not always been the case.

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Lapel badge, War Widows Association of Great Britain, 2018

War Widows Association: Supporting the families of the fallen

Today, the UK government makes financial provision for the spouses and partners of soldiers who have died in the line of duty. But this has not always been the case, and there have been a number of changes along the way.

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The coffin of the Unknown Warrior borne in a wagon with a guard of Allied soldiers, 10 November 1920

The Unknown Warrior: A mystery solved

The grave of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey contains the remains of an unidentified British serviceman who was interred in 1920 to honour the fallen of the First World War. The selection of the Warrior was a secretive event and remains shrouded in mystery.

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The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped they would soon go home. But demobilising so many troops was a huge task. How best to mark the Allied victory and commemorate the fallen also became subjects for debate.

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Scottish poppy

Scottish poppy blooms again

This Scottish poppy, currently on display in Society gallery, dates from the early days of the Poppy Appeal.

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Procession bringing the Unknown Warrior to be laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, 1920
Exhibition

20 October 2020 - 14 February 2021

FREE

Buried Among Kings

One hundred years ago, the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. Our exhibition tells the story of this symbolic memorial dedicated to the British service personnel who died during the First World War.

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Procession bringing the Unknown Warrior to be laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, 1920
Members Only

9 December 2020, 3.30pm

FREE

Buried Among Kings: Curatorial Tour

Behind the scenes of our focus exhibition with lead curator, Justin Saddington.

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Explore Remembrance learning resources

The Unknown Warrior prior to embarkation at Boulogne, 1920
Video

KS2-KS3 (Ages 7 to 14)

Virtual Exhibition: The Unknown Warrior

Discover the extraordinary story of the First World War’s Unknown Warrior through our virtual exhibition.

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Remembrance
Trail

KS1 (Age 5 to 7)

Remembrance

Follow this gallery trail to find out how and why people remember those who have served in wars.

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Take a view on society's relationship with the army
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Take a view on society's relationship with the army

Explore society's opinions of the army, its operations and the soldiers who serve in it, and how and why society's attitudes fluctuate.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."