politicians at cenotaph

   THE ROAD TO REMEMBRANCE

    FIRST REMEMBRANCE DAY

  From 1919 temporary wooden structure
  to 21st century BBC extravaganza.
  | more

  The first 'remembrance day' took place in
  1915 what was it about and what happened
  in 1919?  | more

    WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE

     WHAT DOES IT MEAN TODAY?



... lest we forget, a message of support from the worlds' second largest arms manufacturer, BAE Systems, conveniently sited in the underground station bellow Portcullis House where Members of Parliament have their offices and round the corner from the Cenotaph.
Making war is a big and highly profitable business; little wonder then that financiers, manufacturers, trade unions and of course the military and now the growing band of support charities are loath to call for peace and disarmament rather that demanding more body armour, tougher boots and more helicopters to recue the wounded.

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white poppies
- peace pledge union
- education
- conscientious objection


Related education resources

  All about white poppies, where to get
  them & related resources. |more

  Few are interested in remembrance day
  today despite much promotion. | moreE

    1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE

     MEMORIALS FOR PEACE & WAR

war memorial

What was it about and what does it tell us about war?  | more

War & peace memorials come in all shapes and sizes. Who builds them & why? | more

  'Nations must justify mass killing, if only
  to support the feeling of the bereaved
  and the sanity of the survivors'.

Tens of thousands of men, women and children have been killed in a number of wars that Britain has actively participated in in recent years. Where does responsibility for all these deaths lie? |more

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