Blinded WW1 soldiers and blindfolded Iraqi prisoners  


   the unknown warrior  

  :: a posed and carefully framed
  picture of the respectful living and
  tidied up dead   >

  from soldier to warrior
  - decision
  - selection
  - the coffin
  - burial
  - today

 - a wider perspective




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A cenotaph is an empty tomb erected in honour of or to commemorate someone whose body is elsewhere. Cenotaphs provided an opportunity for a 'pretend' burial when no body is available. Often it was the bodies of soldiers who died in foreign wars and could not be recovered for burial and so the concept of cenotaphs became associated with military memorials.