The presentation will be live and online.
War widows were invited to the ceremonies at Westminster Abbey and the Cenotaph on the occasion of the Unveiling of the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior on 11 November 1920, the first time they had been given official recognition at a national post war commemoration. A century on, Andrea Hetherington looks back at the day and what it reveals about the place of Britain’s Great War widows in remembrance culture.
Andrea Hetherington is an independent writer and researcher and author of Britain's First World War Widows - the Forgotten Legion.
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