London is now full of war memorials, but the oldest are still the best

London is now full of war memorials, but the oldest are still the best
 

Soldiering on … Charles Sargeant Jagger's Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London. Photograph: Matthew Fearn/PA Death has thrown up a great paradox of our times. On the one hand, conventional wisdom says that we have managed to shut it from our thoughts more successfully than any previous age; and on the other, never before have there been so many sites to the memory of the dead. On the one hand, it's a modern taboo; on the other, a sorrowful fact so well recognised by multiplying numbers of park benches, monuments and minutes of silence at football grounds that any... read more

 
9 November 2012 in World News, Views: 6
Source: Guardian
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