UK National Inventory of War Memorials

Online database of war memorials in the United Kingdom: "War memorials are a familiar site in the landscape of the United Kingdom (UK). They provide insight into not only the changing face of commemoration but also military history, social history and art history. There are an estimated 70,000 war memorials throughout the UK in many differing forms, from the frequently-seen community crosses or plaques to buildings, lych gates, gardens, hospitals, organs, chapels and windows. The UK National Inventory of War Memorials database marks the unique place that they have in our nation's history and provides for the first time a UK wide database of these memorials commemorating all conflicts, not just those of the First and Second World War."

Although no images of the memorials are present in the database the highly detailed descriptions (including location, inscription, date) provide useful information for historians. The database can be browsed by war or searched by (a combination of )keyword, place, war and type.

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Monday, 8 August 2011 - 1:44pm
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