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Ceremony of Remembrance from the Cenotaph

Nicholas Witchell sets the scene in London's Whitehall for the solemn ceremony when the nation remembers the sacrifice made by so many in two world wars and in other conflicts.

Nicholas Witchell sets the scene in London's Whitehall for the solemn ceremony when the nation remembers the sacrifice made by so many in the two world wars and in other more recent conflicts. This year a particular focus of the thoughts of many at the ceremony will be the centenary of the start of World War I as well as the 70th anniversary of the D Day landings; this year veterans of D Day will march past the cenotaph as an entity for the last time.

The traditional music of remembrance is played by the massed bands. After the Last Post and Two Minutes Silence, Her Majesty the Queen lays the first wreath on behalf of nation and commonwealth, before The Bishop of London leads a short Service of Remembrance. During the March Past, both veterans and those involved in present conflicts throughout the world share their thoughts.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 9 Nov 2014 10:30

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