This is a photograph of the wood and plaster Cenotaph which was erected in a very short time in July 1919 to be ready for Peace day, 19th July 1919. It was designed by Lutyens and the permanent stone Cenotaph was erected in time for 11th November 1919 and the armistice day observance.
Sean Bean reads Wilfred Owen's Anthem for Doomed Youth. For those who served in World War One. The end of which was celebrated as Armistice Day in the U.S. and became Veterans Day in 1954. This greatest man made horror would only be eclipsed by World War Two, twenty years later.