The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior – Brian bows our heads

Westminster Abbey – more than a church, a national institution – 28 kings and queens – killing machines were perfected in the years 1914-1918 – the Battle of the Somme – 1.7 million shells – 60,000 tonnes of explosives – the sound of the explosion could be heard clearly in London – identity tags – To an Unknown British Soldier – four bodies placed in a tent – HMS Verdun – a coffin of the finest English oak – crusader’s sword – route lined with hundreds of thousands of people – November 11, 1920 – 200 wives who’d lost their husbands, 200 mothers who’d lost their sons – soil from the battlefields – black Belgian marble – they buried him among the kings – a blood-red flower that grew, that had a short lifespan…

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