From Bucharest To Rome: Tombs Of The Unknown Soldier

Posted on centenarynews.com on 17 January 2012
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This website has a comprehensive list of European Tombs of the Unknown Soldier.

"The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier refers to a grave, which are now usually national monuments, where the remains of an unidentifiable soldier is interred. In 1916, the Reverend David Railton who was a British Army chaplain, had seen a grave marked by a rough cross with words written in pencil, “An Unknown British Soldier”. He proposed that Britain should have a grave as a national monument. At the same time a proposal was also passed in France for a similar monument. On November 11, 1920 Britain’s Tomb of the Unknown Warrior was created at Westminster Abbey and in France La Tombe Du Soldate Inconnu was placed in the Arc de Triomphe.

The idea of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier spread throughout other countries and 1921 marked the unveiling of similar tombs in the United States, Portugal and Italy. Many more counties have followed suit to honour their armed forces since then. Here are just some of the many Tombs of the unknown soldiers from around the world. The soldiers may be unknown, but they are not forgotten."

To read the full article with details of European and International sites, click here.

Images courtesy of the Vivaboo website.

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