Coffin of the Unknown Warrior with a guard of French soldiers, Chateau d'Aumont, Boulogne, 9-10 November 1920
Photograph, World War One, Peace (1918-1921), 9-10 November 1920
The Unknown Warrior arrived in Boulogne on the afternoon of 9 November 1920. He spent his last night in France in the library of the historic Chateau d'Aumont, which had been converted into a chapelle ardente (burning chapel). Here he was placed under the guard of French troops from drawn from the 8th Regiment, which had recently been awarded the Légion d'Honneur en masse for bravery in combat.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection