1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

How we Remember

The poppy: a symbol of Remembrance

Why the poppy?

The blood red poppy has long been a symbol of our Remembrance of the sacrifices made in past wars. But what are its origins?

Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph

The Cenotaph

All eyes are on The Cenotaph in London's Whitehall on Remembrance Day. But what is the significance of Edwin Lutyens' distinctive monument?

The clockface of Big Ben, Westminster

Two minute silence

It's our silent tribute to those who lost their lives serving their country. But who was responsible for the first two minute silence and what does it mean?

The Menin road: by Paul Nash

Poetry and the arts

Some were able to find beauty in the conflict, while others just wanted to project its harsh realities. Discover the war through the eyes of our artists, poets and film-makers.

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