A fantastic photo of Blantyre War Memorial, not long after it was unveiled. This pristine photo was likely taken at the first remembrance service in 1922, following the unveiling of the new monument.
In the foreground what looks like a gun carriage, perhaps signifying shots were left off in remembrance.
The monument itself is brand new, and notably different from today in that it only had 1 war plaque then. Who could ever have imagined in 1922, as men and women laid those wreaths on remembrance, that a SECOND horrifying war would take place just a few decades later.
With thanks to Gordon Cook for this previously unseen photo.
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