In the aftermath of the First World War, the people of Britain needed a focus for their grief, loss and pride. War memorials were erected across the UK in the greatest wave of remembrance this nation has ever seen.

They form an important part of our rich cultural heritage and connect us with the global conflict that shaped the world we live in today. They provide insight into the changing face of commemoration as well as artistic, social, local, military and international history.

Throughout the First World War Centenary 2014-2018, organisations across the UK will work together on a programme of recording, research, conservation and listing that ensures war memorials across Britain are protected and the people they commemorate are remembered.

UK War Memorials is the place to find the answers to your questions and discover how you can get involved.

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