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William Walcot, R.E. 1874-1943.

Whitehall -- with the Cenotaph. 1924 Etching with aquatint and drypoint. Dickins 88. 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 (sheet 9 3/8 x 12 1/2). A fine proof printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $600.

The Cenotaph is a war memorial situated in London's Whitehall, built for the first anniversary of the armistice in 1919. The memorial was designed by Edward Lutyens. Its inscription reads "The Glorious Dead".

On the Sunday nearest to 11th November at 11.00am each year, a remembrance service is held here, to commemorate the British Empire and Commonwealth servicemen, who died in the two world wars. The Monarch, representatives of the Church, state, the armed and auxiliary forces, gather to pay respect to those who lost their lives, defending the freedom of others. Hymns are sung, Prayers are said, and the two minute silence is observed; then wreaths of Poppies are laid on the steps of the cenotaph.

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