Blinded WW1 soldiers and blindfolded Iraqi prisoners  

   the first remembrance day  

Long before the end of the war was in sight, let alone plans for a victory parade, thinking and planning was already underway about how to mark its ending and what to do with the ever growing number of dead. In a sense the shape of post war commemorations was already taking place just a few months after the war’s beginning. Post war commemorations drew on the practices that had become widespread during the war itself - some for propaganda purposes, some as an element of wartime pastoral and evangelising work by, in particular, the Church of England and the Catholic Church.



The road to Remembrance Day