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Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior at National Army Museum [London]

The Passing of the Unknown Warrior, King George V as Chief Mourner, Whitehall, 11 November 1920
The Passing of the Unknown Warrior, King George V as Chief Mourner, Whitehall, 11 November 1920 ©

This exhibition at the National Army Museum marks the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey. It seeks to explore the wider context of the commemoration of the First World War, as well as considering the legacy of this powerful act of remembrance.

Frank O Salisbury’s painting, on loan from the Royal Collection, depicts a key moment in the ceremony when the carriage bearing the coffin passes the newly-unveiled cenotaph. This is the first time that this picture, completed at King George V’s request, has been on public display; it is exhibited alongside a painting by Salisbury of soldiers paying homage at the tomb of the Unknown Warrior. The exhibition is open to the public until 14th February 2021.

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