Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Armistice Day: November 11, 2015

I forget my first view of Molly, going down the Strand the night of the Cenotaph; such a lurid scene, like one in Hell.   Soundless street, no traffic; but people marching.  Clear, cold, and windless.  A bright light in the Strand; women crying Remember the Glorious Dead, & holding out chrysanthemums.  Always the sound of feet on the pavement.  Faces bright & lurid.
(D2 79)

On November 11, 1920, King George unveiled the Cenotaph in Whitehall; the Unknown Soldier was also buried in Westminster Abbey.

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