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Unveiling the Cenotaph SAM01/02/0074 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Print

Unveiling the Cenotaph SAM01/02/0074

The unveiling ceremony of the Cenotaph on Whitehall, Westminster, Greater London. The Cenotaph was unveiled on Armistice Day, 11 November, 1920 by King George V. He is shown in this photograph to the right of the Cenotaph, having just pushed the button which caused the two Union Jack flags to fall (they can be seen at the base of the memorial). The memorial to the war dead was constructed by Sir Edward Lutyens in 1919-20. From the Julian Joseph Samuels collection

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Waring & Gillow Factory, August 1916 BL23600_002 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Print

Waring & Gillow Factory, August 1916 BL23600_002

WARING AND GILLOW FACTORY, White City, Hammersmith, London. A large crowd of people gathered outside the premises of Waring and Gillow in White City, converted for use as a munitions factory during the Great War. The furniture manufacturers, Waring and Gillow were formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool. They established a reputation for supplying high quality furniture to some of the richest families in the country. During the First World War, Waring & Gillow (who commissioned this photograph) began producing goods for the war effort. Their factory at White City, made tents for the military. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co. in August 1916

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Australian soldiers at the Union Jack Club BL23031_001 Featured England at War 1914-1918 Print

Australian soldiers at the Union Jack Club BL23031_001

The Union Jack Club, 91A Waterloo Road, Lambeth. The Union Jack Club was founded in 1907 as a place for servicemen to stay while in London. It was heavily used during both world wars. The photograph, showing Australian soldiers, was taken for Orient Line (Orient Steam Navigation Company). This was the original building, which was later demolished and replaced with a new building on the junction of Waterloo Road with Sandell Street. Bedford Lemere, 1915

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