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Commemoration in Britain in 2014: a panorama in photos

Annexe photos : la commémoration au Royaume Uni en 2014
John Mullen

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1Since our electronic format allows us to publish photographs for no extra cost, we thought to present here photographs from commemorative activities in the UK in 2014

The installation at the Tower of London, “Bloodswept lands and seas of red”.

Photo Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

The installation at the Tower of London

Photo Françoise Deconinck-Brossard

The installation at the Tower of London

Photo: Suzanne Make

Individual crosses added at the Tower of London by families in memory of their ancestors

Photo: Richard Emmess

A local newspaper presents life stories of “heroes”, including one soldier executed by the British army, and others who survived the war.

In the Belfast local press, the centenary was well covered.

In Lancashire, there were local special centenary beers brewed by Irwell, including one named “Lions led by Donkeys”, the popular expression invented to mock the alleged incompetence and stupidity of WW1 generals.

A local production of the antimilitarist musical “Oh What a Lovely War!”

Illustration : Jonathan Cash

Another local production of “Oh What a lovely war”

Photo: Stagedoor photography

An installation in the town of Chorley, Lancashire (population 30 000)

Photo: Chorley council

Local newspaper, Derby

Football crowd, Glasgow, November 2014

Musical production touring railway stations in Cheshire

Poppy on West Ham United strip

Photo: Dave Holdich

Local poppy appeal float in Cambridgeshire

Photo: Jane Morwood

New statue at Seaham for the centenary, created by ex-metal worker, Ray Lonsdale

Photo: Suzanne Make

Memorial bench installed for the centenary

Photo: Suzanne Make

The statue at the National memorial arboretum erected (in 2001) in memory of British soldiers executed by the British army.

Photo: Suzanne Make

Photos: John Gunning

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List of illustrations

Caption The installation at the Tower of London, “Bloodswept lands and seas of red”.
Credits Photo Françoise Deconinck-Brossard
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-1.jpg
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Caption The installation at the Tower of London
Credits Photo Françoise Deconinck-Brossard
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-2.jpg
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Caption The installation at the Tower of London
Credits Photo: Suzanne Make
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File image/jpeg, 216k
Caption Individual crosses added at the Tower of London by families in memory of their ancestors
Credits Photo: Richard Emmess
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-4.jpg
File image/jpeg, 344k
Caption A local newspaper presents life stories of “heroes”, including one soldier executed by the British army, and others who survived the war.
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Caption In the Belfast local press, the centenary was well covered.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-6.jpg
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Caption In Lancashire, there were local special centenary beers brewed by Irwell, including one named “Lions led by Donkeys”, the popular expression invented to mock the alleged incompetence and stupidity of WW1 generals.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-7.jpg
File image/jpeg, 44k
Caption A local production of the antimilitarist musical “Oh What a Lovely War!”
Credits Illustration : Jonathan Cash
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-8.jpg
File image/jpeg, 400k
Caption Another local production of “Oh What a lovely war”
Credits Photo: Stagedoor photography
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-9.jpg
File image/jpeg, 380k
Caption An installation in the town of Chorley, Lancashire (population 30 000)
Credits Photo: Chorley council
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-10.jpg
File image/jpeg, 76k
Caption Local newspaper, Derby
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-11.jpg
File image/jpeg, 68k
Caption Football crowd, Glasgow, November 2014
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File image/jpeg, 44k
Caption Musical production touring railway stations in Cheshire
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File image/jpeg, 600k
Caption Poppy on West Ham United strip
Credits Photo: Dave Holdich
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-14.jpg
File image/jpeg, 48k
Caption Local poppy appeal float in Cambridgeshire
Credits Photo: Jane Morwood
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-15.jpg
File image/jpeg, 88k
Caption New statue at Seaham for the centenary, created by ex-metal worker, Ray Lonsdale
Credits Photo: Suzanne Make
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-16.jpg
File image/jpeg, 60k
Caption Memorial bench installed for the centenary
Credits Photo: Suzanne Make
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-17.jpg
File image/jpeg, 120k
Caption The statue at the National memorial arboretum erected (in 2001) in memory of British soldiers executed by the British army.
Credits Photo: Suzanne Make
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-18.jpg
File image/jpeg, 116k
Caption 2014 sculpture in Liverpool Anglican cathedral, commemorating the Christmas Truce
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-19.jpg
File image/jpeg, 260k
Credits Photos: John Gunning
URL http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/docannexe/image/212/img-20.jpg
File image/jpeg, 204k
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References

Electronic reference

John Mullen, « Commemoration in Britain in 2014: a panorama in photos », Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique [Online], XX-1 | 2015, Online since 01 May 2015, connection on 15 December 2017. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/212 ; DOI : 10.4000/rfcb.212

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John Mullen

Université Paris-Est Créteil

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